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Reviews from schools in Greater Albany Public School District 8J
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Parent / Guardian
September 16, 2021
All that glitters is not gold. Folks in Albany know about West, but posting this for parents, like us, who are moving here from outside the area and don't know the score. The test scores and... More
Parent / Guardian
June 28, 2021
I am very disappointed in the lack of concern and effort shown by the staff at WAHS. I have experienced these issues with office staff, teachers, as well as Assistant Principals. There are definitely... More
Parent / Guardian
April 25, 2021
Awful. Bullying, theft, overcrowded classrooms and several inadequate teachers. The counselor is wonderful, but the handful of terrible teachers, who might have potential if they were provided... More