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About This School

Willoughby Middle School is a public middle school in Willoughby. The principal of Willoughby Middle School is Lawrence C. Keller and can be contacted at larry.keller@weschools.org. 899 students go to Willoughby Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 27% of the 899 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 27% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Willoughby Middle School is 17:1. St. Mary Magdalene/St. Justin Martyr School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 87%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 7%
Hispanic 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 27% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is great but it needs some updates. Some of the teachers are insane and the school is falling apart.

  • (2 years ago)

    8th Grade Science teacher is wonderful Mr. Marinelli. The bully policy is a joke. All I can say is if your child gets harmed. Go DIRECTLY to the Willoughby police department. Get a real statement that is not hidden in a file. Your child is in danger at school the citizens should know this. DO NOT Speak with the in house patrol officer. Do not speak wih the principal that will he/said she said. VOTE NO. Look at the schools they are leaking. Even painesville/Euclid have new schools. The guidance counselors are a joke. Be your childs advocate. They should get rid of all teachers except marinelli. Hire new teachers that will teach and not cry how many students they have.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a past student of said school and I came out alright 4.0 GPA and honors. As for Mr. Marinelli the only person that can think he's great is Mr. Marinelli. He told our class we would never amount to anything and never be as intelligent as him( As he had a 4.62 GPA!). So we made him cry. However I can agree that the school bully policy could use a refresher not that there's more bullying there than your average school full of pre-teens.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed in the school. Where is the discipline? They have never dealt with any bullying problems I have Presented to them. You don't mediate with a bully TAKE ACTION! Do your job. Don't lock the children out of your safe enclosed offices and leave them to fend for themselves.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school spent 2 years there and counting although it looks like a prison from the outside we won the fox 8 cool school of the week our sports teams are all undefeated and we are the only school in the district with A/C

  • (5 years ago)

    I can say that this school is a very well thought out school. all the kids there are nice. and they teacher do there best so you can succeed in your middle school years. the teachers and councilors are very helpful if you have grade problems. i was a student there until i moved all the kids there were great. and i learned so much there. My grades were B-C. but that was because i always am just a C student but i have to let you know that was only because i only went there for half a year. I love that school and the school clubs and friends i miss. your child will meet long life friends there.

  • (9 years ago)

    I find it hard to express my frustration with this school's philsophy on discipline. As a parent I can only do so much to ensure good behavior if my child is out of line at school I would expect the school to proceed with discipline for my child. Instead WMS appears to believe that if a student breaks the rules they should be rewarded with a vacation from school and should be sent home and not allowed to return to school for a set amount of time. Does this make any sense to anyone else? How was this decision made? I would have love to had seen this meeting where this was decided. How can parents work if there children are sent home for weeks at time? Well my space is limited so I guess this is all I can say sort of the way discipline falls short with our students

  • (9 years ago)

    I am disappointed with Willoughby Middle School and their methods of discipline. I wish this school thought more of the students and their well being instead of their own reputation. I am a family friend to a student who goes here. He recently got into trouble at school. He is going through a hard time mentally and emotionally. He is rebellious and careless and needs alot of guidance and discipline. Willoughby Middle has shown that the way they deal with problem children is to indefinately suspend them. No essays to write no community service nothing. I am appalled at this principals and superintendants who have the authority to do something productive would rather just not deal with problem students. If other students see that if you get in trouble you get a month off of school won't more students act out?

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to this school last year then I moved. One of the best schools I've ever been to. I loved everyone of my teachers. Especially Mrs. K. 6th grade science teacher. I got the best grades there all A's & B's This was my first year not failing gym class either the coaches didn't make me hate gym class. The guidance counselors really cared. The other students were kind and I made some amazing friends that I will never forget. Oh yeah the only school that has good cafeteria food would be WMS. One of my biggest mistakes was leaving. I love that school and if I could go back I would. Go Warriors! -Mandy Pierman 6th grade '03-'04

  • (10 years ago)

    I have found all staff to be extremely responsive and caring. The quality of eductational experiences are very high. Vast majority of teachers were exceptional and motivational creative and authentic in their approach to learning - reaching out to all different types of learners. Wide variety of extra-curriculars offered - not just the popular sports! Great experience for my child.

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