I loved this school!!! I am a graduate from West and my children attend now. I have always been pleased with the quality of the academics and electives offered. The teachers and administrators are often strict but in this day and age that is a blessing. I feel safe with my kids here and feel thankful that they make it tough on them. A high workload can be a great thing. College won't be a piece of pie either. I feel that they are being prepared for real life. In our home we support the administrative staff and 'bleed green'!
West Jones High School is a public high school in Laurel. 1,343 students go to West Jones High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 1,343 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Jones High School is 15:1. A P Fatheree Vocational Tech School is one of the nearest high schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
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As a graduate of wjh I have to say it really is the best of the county schools the facuility and staff really helped me in my education experience to become the person i am today GO MUSTANGS! once a mustang always a mustang
Out of all the schools I have attended West beats them all! Its athletic program is amazing! The staff cares greatly about test scores. FIghts is hardly ever a problem here. It is a large school so there is always a place where anyone can fit in! It is a fairly large school. With its recent remodel it is in perfect shape! It is very nice and very well kept in order. The principals care and do their job. No one is ever left behind in my opinion!
As a graduate and former student I feel that West is a terrific school. Great teachers students and an administration that cares. It also has top notch athletic programs.
I currently attend West Jones and am at the moment dissatisfied. There is no freedom to be yourself. Pink or blue or any other 'distracting' color is unacceptable. The head principal Mr. Herrington is the worst principal I have ever seen. Even though we do have an excellent football team and program what about the other sports and activities? I am in the band and our money is in very very short supply. Activities and such are great at this school but in my own opinion this school overall is nothing to brag about.
I graduated from West Jones and from the student's point of view Yes West has its problems the same as any other school. But this school prepared me for college and for life. I got a great education as well as had tremendous school spirit and loved my school and there was an overall feeling of this. The AP program is exceptional and the school offers many ways of getting involved. Students are educated very well. The work is sometimes overwhelming in the AP classes but the students Choose that class it is not required so they know what they are getting into. West Jones prepared me for college and life. In every aspect.
One son graduated a year ago the other is in tenth grade. The opportunities here are excellent for academics sports and arts. Test scores are a major concern for the administration. Sometimes too much so. The arts program is exceptional. Some old-timer teachers need to retire! The district requires too many classes for the honors program limiting the student's opportunity to experience many of the elective classes. Overall a great school that we are proud to be in.
I have 2 boys currently in this school one graduates this week and the third will be starting this fall. actually he starts in the middle school but his single class room is in the high school. The education students recieve at this school is a good one with a few exceptions. They have a horrible Special Education Program. They do not look to improve this area either. Special ed students are not treated as part of the rest of the school. They are tolerated. they are not intergrated but treated like a seperate entity. They have an atmosphere of fear when students don't conform to what the administration considers normal. They do not want students to express themselves and think for themselves or question the long outdated ideas found in this area of the country. They need to stop focusing on what kids wear and more on the academics
This school is a great school but some of the rules are too strict. Faculty should be more worried about drugs and grades rather than what color someones dies their hair. I feel that students would be more comfortable in their learning environment if the faculty wasn't so uptight over little things like that. AP classes push too much work on those kids. They have lives too and I have seen them so stressed out over the work load that they couldn't hardly eat.
Exceptional! We have been impressed with every aspect of West Jones from the teachers principal activities curriculum and students. Students are being taught to be leaders and productive members of society.
The teachers are concerned and work with students and want them to achieve their best whether in the classroom or on the playing field. I would rate this school up there with the best of them.