My child has had an IEP since the seventh grade. After years of watching him struggle and trying to desparately to effectively collaborate with teachers and staff I came to the conclusion that the IEP was not worth the paper it was printed on and didn't provide any benefit to my son. While my experience was primarily limited to Wakefield the actual problem was with the Arlington Public School (APS) Special Education process. The particularly areas of weakness are Implmentation teacher accountability data collection and analysis strategy (undefined and poorly executed) progress monitoring and progress tracking. The lack of defined process and procedures made it overly easy for the teachers and staff to be non-responsive and insensitive to the needs of the student my child. My son is graduating this year. In restrospect I think that I did him a disservice and injustice by allowing him to be labeled as a Student With a Disability or Special Needs student.
About This School
Wakefield High School is a public high school in Arlington. The principal of Wakefield High School is Mr. Chris Willmore. 1,595 children attend Wakefield High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 41% of the 1,595 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wakefield High School is 21:1. Episcopal High School is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.2%||0.1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||41%||32%|
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