I have twins in K & a 2nd grader here. Over the last 2.5 years I will say there have a been a lot of changes. The staff has suffered through 2 schools merging as well as massive budget cuts and lay offs. Even though the district had to cut the formal art program the PTA has picked up tthe slack with their art docent program as well as the artist in residence program that gets local artists int he classroom. They have also made a huge effort to to increase physical education. They have had to get rid of morning recess but have extended lunch recess which now includes PE by grades one day a week were they play games & just keep moving. The staff has also been a big supporter of helping the kids make the school 'go green'. We do have an new principal this year & honestly he has been amazing so far. Not only does the staff like him but the kids seem to really like and respect him too. Their leader in me program is also awesome. Not sure why the school rating is so low still as test stores have increased past many of the 7 & 8 schools in the area. I will say some extracurricular actives aren't cheap the but I wouldn't want my kids going anywhere else!
South Whidbey Intermediate School is a public elementary school in Langley. The principal of South Whidbey Intermediate School is Jamie Boyd. 561 children attend South Whidbey Intermediate School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 34% of the 561 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Whidbey Intermediate School is 15:1. Island Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.2%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||34%||28%|
I have a K and 2nd grader here and one of the reasons for our relocation here was the quality of both the facilities and involved smart passionate teachers. I am constantly surprised and pleased at the level and content of the curriculum. We have a new Principal this year so it is early to report on that but I am delighted and secure as a parent that SWES is taking exceptional care of my children.
Even though we are a small community and with all the cut backs in our district are kids still get a competative education and I would like that to continue.
Even though we are down on enrollment and the budget is suffering greatly the quality of education provided there is still OUTSTANDING!