Wester Middle School12293 Shepherds Hill Lane
Frisco, TX 75035(469) 633-4800
Frisco, TX 75035(469) 633-4800
Wester Middle School is located in Frisco, TX and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Maybe it's the high number of newer teachers this year, but I'm extremely disappointed with the talent, professionalism, and competency of the staff. There are a handful of teachers that are good educators; they understand their students and their content. A majority of them are there to dispense content, and if a student needs additional help or doesn't get it, there will be little to no assistance from the teacher. Their "bank" system is really just an opportunity for teachers to punish kids they don't like and reward the already high achievers. I heard a speaker say, if you don't give compliments, you shouldn't offer criticism. Unfortunately, too many teachers are free with the criticism and belittle students, instead of trying to help them become better students and citizens. I'm also amazed at the lack of professionalism in communication. Teachers will often not include a greeting or a closing in their email; which is an indicator of lack of respect. Sometimes, they don't actually include text in their reply, they just send an attachment or forward another email. Overall, I would never recommend this school to anyone.
Overall this is an unfriendly school which does not serve its students or families well. Bullying is an issue - but the worst bullying at Wester comes from teachers who are unkind, unhelpful, egotistical and arrogant. With a few wonderful exceptions, the administration and staff are smug and entitled. I have found very few good teachers at this school - don't be fooled, Wester kids' standardized test scores are good because of elementary school preparation and support from home. The classroom teaching is below par. I would not recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an academic challenge in a healthy community setting.
Overall, it's been a fantastic experience for my daughter. She entered the 8th grade this year, and she can't wait to get to school every morning! The teachers are extremely attentive, and everyone is taught the value of hard work and teamwork, and I'm continuously surprised by how much she has grown as a student and a person. There is no doubt in my mind that she is equipped to tackle any challenges as she graduates next year and moves on to high school and beyond.
I am extremely disappointed at how this year has gone for my student. The worst my student has ever done in school. The school is full of cliques that are nasty and mean, girls and boys, and racism is rampant. Even many of the teachers seem to cater to many of these kids who are in these cliques. Academically it is hit or miss. The girls sports program is excellent, the boys is beyond bad. I should have known it was going to be a bad experience when my student went to orientation a the beginning of the year and the parents were not welcome. Really? We have decided to move so that our student can go back to their old school. (Also a FISD school) This was such a bad experience for us, we can't leave fast enough.
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