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Parent / Guardian
November 25, 2020
My son attends Welch and so far the teachers have been very professional and compassionate to their students!! As long as he enjoys school he will learn.
Parent / Guardian
October 21, 2011
The teachers are tired. The kids are not learning because of class disruptions. Not a good school.
Parent / Guardian
October 21, 2011
This school has fights in classes on a daily basis. Do not send you child to this school it is not safe. The superintendent will not remove the students from the school, but makes the teacher take... More