55 out of 10GreatSchools

West Laurens Middle School

Dublin, GA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 965

Overview

West Laurens Middle School
332 West Laurens School Road
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 272-8452
West Laurens Middle School is located in Dublin, GA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
Native American
0%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
2%
Hispanic
4%
Black
23%
White
69%

Reviews5 Reviews

3.5
parent
The school is a fair school. I would give it higher scores except for the following: 1. Its draconian dress code. I have never seen a more severe dress code in any other school districts that I have had my children in. They ought to just put them in uniforms...but then again, most uniform dresses don't meet their onerous specifications. However my main points of contention are 2 and 3 below 2. Neither the school or the teachers utilize their web pages for student information (announcements, test dates, homework assignments, etc) like more progressive - and successful - schools do. (this is my main concern and almost made me give them an even lower score) They don't even have the school handbook online so that incoming students and parents will know the dress code. Nor do they keep their website updated. 3. Lastly they are lacking in foreign language classes (only Spanish - which really isn't "foreign" any more.) Other than that, it is a decent school with decent teachers, albeit somewhat "backwards".
parent
I am a parent of twin children. I have one child enrolled at this school and the other at Dublin Middle. I once had both enrolled here, but the bullying for our Asperger's son was out of control, and the school (and especially the principal) was not able to do anything productive about it, and didn't care too much about us wanting to be involved. There is also too much focus on sports, with an example that one time my daughter was required to sit in the bleachers at the football field during her Technology class while the teacher painted lines on the field for the upcoming game that week. If your child is a middle-of-the-road type of child or is strong with band, this school may do well for you. Before removing our son from the school, our daughter was not doing as well as she could have, being concerned about her brother's safety. After we moved him, her academics excelled.
NaNteacher
WLMS has a wonderful gifted program that allows students to excel! WLMS is top notch in athletics and academics!
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