My child goes to this school. The principal and teachers give rewards to the children that act up. If I was able to I would take my child out of this school. My child does not even want to go to school anymore. They do nothing about the bullies. It is like they do not care about the children that want an education. Very sad. They need to get rid of the principal and a lot of the teachers. Show the children that want to learn that they care.
I am the parent of a 1st grader here, and the PTO pres as of two weeks ago. I agree that this is a school with issues to settle, but those are not created by the school. We serve a population of students that come from a variety of unstable home environments. The current principal, is in her second year here and is in the process of putting parameters in place to create the best learning environment for everyone, whether that is separate classrooms for those who can't be mainstreamed, extra aides in the classes, or just "safe rooms" for those students coming from a crisis situation. Parent involvement could be better, but when you are working two jobs to make ends meet, that doesn't leave a lot of time for volunteering. This school is truly a work in progress, and I choose to be part of the solution. Whittier's best days are still in the future...I believe that 100%.
I had the opportunity to volunteer at this school daily recently, and was appalled by the lack of control the administration and staff have over their students. Overall, discipline is very lax and does not happen unless a student is putting others in extreme danger. I have seen kids get away with crawling around on top of tables during work time, sliding down the banisters of the stairways, and using foul, abusive language towards their peers, just to name a few. The staff members at this school are either overwhelmed or apathetic towards the situations at the school, and the way volunteers and parents are treated by staff when they visit classes is mediocre at best. This school is broken, and needs to be fixed. These kids need positive role models that enforce the rules, but I don't see any staff members going out of their way to be responsible, respectful, or safe. Parents, please send your children to another school, not only because of the test scores, but because of the blatant lack of professionalism the staff shows.
Our children are in their third year at this school and while it may not be perfect, it comes close. The teachers that I have met have displayed an interest in helping my children, so much so that my youngest far outpassed my expectations with his progress last year. There have been changes in leadership at this school but it was handled well and has been a positive experience for my children. While the test scores are lower, I do not consider the methodology used for the WKCEs to be perfect. Not to mention that those tests do not test how to be a good citizen. One area where I feel this school excels.
Very poor. Do not consider this school especially if you have a child with special needs as they will be simpley passed through the system. They are very luckey to have just a couple of caring teachers, but administration is all talk. This is not a great school..see test scores.
I wont say it is the best in Waukesha but it sure isn't the worst.. Dr. White loved all of his kids in that school however some of the other teachers really didn't always go the extra step to help the kids out.. :(
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