My daughter has been a student at West Seattle High School since 9th grade, she will start her junior year this Fall.
The experience she has had at this school is all positive. She has taken AP classes and standard classes. It was a no-brainer to choose this school over Chief Sealth, number 1 was her safety. She skipped a grade in elementary and has never had a problem excelling. We can not say enough good about the quality of teachers at this school, yes she has plenty of homework but it is not too much.
She has had no problem finding and keeping good friends, which was an issue at Dennys Middle School.
Our daughter has joined several school clubs and is even starting a club this Fall, as well as being on link crew as a link leader.
This is a great school, great teachers who really care that your student excells.
I think the comments on here speak volumes about the school. The student comments, though not completely without error, are better in a lot of ways than the negative posts by parents. One parent said "Know wander my son has difficulties focusing in class." It should say no wonder my son.... Another said seuccess instead of success. You can't blame a school for the behavior of students because in reality it is impossible to control the actions of other human beings. Learning begins at home and if they have a true thirst for knowledge that stems from natural curiosity, that as humans we are all born with, then disruptions in class would not stop them from learning because they'd be nothing but a minor nuisance. Also, it will be the same in college because professors aren't there to force people to learn, they're there to teach those who want to learn. Looking towards college, it's good to be able to ignore nuisances and be a self learner because that will be required in college. My child excels and I've never pushed him once to do so. This is a fantastic school. If your child is a good student they will excel anywhere and they give the tools needed to do so at WSHS.
I'm a student here. This school is so much better that some of these reviews give them credit for. The teachers have been really nice and teach really well. The school is very technologically advanced for a public school, and there are a lot of fun extracurriculars to take there. They also make it really easy to catch up if you fall behind with after school study hall and Saturday school. Given the option between Chief Sealth and West Seattle, go to WSHS! You won't regret it.
I'm a sophomore at WSHS & I love it, to be honest :) I was hesitant to go here at first, but I've learned to love it. I hated it last year but that was because of personal problems & for that, I can't blame the school. They have great extracurricular avtivites & clubs. There's TATU, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Earthcrops, & many more. Some students doesn't like it here because it's 'boring', but that's because there are rarely any more fights or drama. Is that what school is about? No, it's about the education. It's very diverse and the education is great. Although some classes get out of hand, it's still great because the teachers know how to handle it. There are some students & teachers that need to leave the school but overall, I love this school :)