Westland School is a charter school that opened in 1996 offering students in kindergarten through 12th grades with an opportunity to learning in a caring and nurturing environment that helps them gain knowledge academically, prepare them to be a positive influence in their community and society, as well as develop personal skills. From 1986 until 1996, the school was a private school. The school is not a school for those that are considered at risk or with emotional or behavior problems. The school does not shy away from children with these types of problems but they may not do as well as in this school offers a challenging accelerated program.
Teachers work closely with students and know if a student is doing as they should or if they may need a bit more guidance. Along with the accelerated learning programs the school offering physical education, sports, clubs, art, foreign language, gifted programs, drama, drawing, basketball, football, cheerleading, soccer, softball, track, physical education classes, volleyball, and yearbook.
The school encourages parental involvement and many parents do help with in various areas of the school. Most parents expressed they love the school, the staff is caring, teachers are devoted, and their kids are learning and enjoying school. Parents stated the school is doing a very good job getting children to come out their shell and making new friends. The class sizes are small so teachers can give more attention to students. Some students expressed just how happy they were with the school and the way they could graduate with college credits. The major compliant is that the school does not offer any type of special education.
When you look at the AIMS series of exams, third graders did well in reading and writing being average or above average while math percentages were below average. Fourth grader percentages were above state averages in all core subjects except for writing which was only 2% below. Fifth grade percentages were below average in all core subjects with some percentages being 30% below. Sixth graders were below average in all core subjects except for math in which they were 30% below average. Seventh graders were above in all core subjects except math being 3% below. Eighth graders were above average except in science and were 10% below average. The worst percentages seen were in 10th grade. Tenth graders must pass the exams in order to graduate high school. All percentages were below average in all core subjects.
With these test scores, it would be a good idea to learn more about the curriculum. The percentages are quite sporadic from grade to grade and course to course.
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4141 N. 67th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85033