If it were possible to rate the school with a zero star I would. We have a child with a 504 in place which the school is not adhering to. I have personally sat with the Asst. principal and discussed my concerns and also offered my support should my child be the cause of any problem. The below reviews are correct the teachers have no control over the class kids ARE labeled and singled out. In fact my child just finished a half hour crying spell because he is scared to go back because he is bullied on a daily basis with NO support from staff AT ALL. A child should NEVER be afraid to go to school and I would be more than willing to get together with other parents having similar issues and take these concerns to the Washington State School Board. The last school my child was in (Riverview) he blossomed and was among one of the more well liked students by the teachers he was on safety patrol and was excited about school. We are only a few months into the school year and already he has become a "target" for multiple students because they know the teachers will do nothing about it. If you care for your child I pray you will not send them here.
Wyeast Middle School is a public middle school in Vancouver. The principal of Wyeast Middle School is Caroline Garrett. 843 children attend Wyeast Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 54% of the 843 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wyeast Middle School is 17:1. Cascade Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2%||2%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.7%||1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||54%||48%|
Wy'east is a barely operating school with below average students and well below average teachers and principals. The highest achieving kids are not placed in classrooms based on their ability they are placed in below average rooms so they can "bring up the bottom 90%". There is nearly zero parent involvement and zero communication to the parents. There are no newsletters no email communications and if parents can afford to move to a better school they do.
Even though it has a large number of students I feel my children still get individual attention and tailored learning. Love the fact that there are lots of choir and band opportunities still for middle schoolers (so many other middle schools outside this district have eliminated these options). Also are trying to offer accelerated math options.
I would like to speak to all who have had labeling targeting and bullying issues. Is there a way for us to all get a communication type group I need help my son is suffering and no matter what the teachers and faculty keep targeting him. We can only help each other in numbers. CONCERNED MOM
I have had all 3 of my kids go through this school. The major problem is they label kids horribly! My 3rd child has been a difficult kid with his ADHD diganosis things have been better for him. My other issue is the hardly ever getting a call back from various people tryingI have needed to talk to about my students. If I could move away from the school and district I totally would! I am even thinki ng about home schooling just to get away from here!
this school was a non helpful and extremly unsatisfactory i was not only bullied but i was also harrassed about how long my hair was but towards the end of the year it got worse i was threatened because i would not CARRY some one ELSE'S bag no teacher or staff member would even try helping me i could even tell some teachers were even scared of thier students
The Teachers and Staff are so caring and only want the best for the children. The Teachers treat the children with respect and enforce the school rules!
I have had a student at WyEast for the past three years. I have gotten to know the teachers as well as the staff. I wished I could send my daughter there 3 more years.
Great school i have 2 kids there
As a former student of wy'east I was very satisfied with the schools standards. I also thought the food was exellent you must also satisfied the students with what your feeding them. I currently live in California and I wish I could come back to Washington. The staff as well was very helpful to me and my parents. When we needed to know something the staff in the office knew what we needed to know and that helped very much. My former counsler (Mr. Ted Grimsted) was very helpful to my parents and I. I miss the school very much. So that is my review I was and still am satisfied with the school.
I think WY'east middle school is a lovely school.My daughter passed all three sections on the W.A.S.L thanks to her teachers preparation before the students took the test.
I had two children attend this school. One of my children spent a year here and found it to be okay. Nothing to write home about. He never involved himself in anything so that may have been part of the disappointment. My middle child now attends this school and despite having a very rocky 6th grade year is doing ten times better this year. My suggestion before attending this school is to go in and speak with a principal about your child(ren). Tell them what kind of student you have their strengths and weaknesses their future plans their interests and what you'd like to see for them regarding education. IF you will take the time to do that they can tailor make your child's schedule to fit their needs. Aside from academics there are plenty of after school clubs. Also violence isn't an issue at this school.
WyEast has lots of potential but does not fulfill it at this point. There are many programs for music and athletics but it seems that too often the focus is put on those areas instead of academics. My child's core classes were used to practice learning how to score high on the WASL for up to 3 weeks prior to the test. (When you use the word 'because' in your scientific answer whether it was correct or not you score a point!) One highlight...my child's 8th grade math teacher was a good teacher that taught well and created a quality learning atmosphere.
My son is now in the 6th grade & was kinda nervous about going to a 'middle school'. However since the first day of school everyone from the office staff to the kitchen staff to the teachers themselves have done a superb job at guiding my son through the sometimes hard transition of growing up and going to the 'scary middle school'. The best part about Wyeast to me as a parent is the 'whole' schools ability to openingly communicate with us parents but also with our childern. So I know that a huge 'thank You!' due to all the wonderful people at my son's middle school!
I never know what is going on at school like after school things games music or fun events. This is the first time that I have got something from the school.... no mailers no emails I feel out of the loop.
Middle school children are at a challenging age...Wy'East understands both the academic and social aspects of middle schoolers...and does a great job of offering choices and personalized attention...even with a large student body enrollment.
I have one child at wy'east and one more going there this year. I really like the school and I have to add my son's teacher is the best! Mr.Minor has been a wonderful teacher and I really appreciate all he has done ).