I am currently a student at New west. Every morning I wake up dreading to have to go to school. I hate this school with a passion. Most of the teachers shouldn't be near a classroom ever in their life. I have learned nothing in the last year and a half I was there. I am in the only 2 honors classes
... Read more that are available for 10th graders and they are nothing more than a regular class with more homework which most of the time isn't even checked. The curriculum is so dumbed down and boring that I am completely bored and un inspired to learn. The administration is awful. Dr Weir the principle shows up an hour everyday after high school starts in designer clothes and heels and for the most part sits in her office behind her massive iMac for the whole day pushing paper. She is an egotistical self centered opportunist how can care less about her students. The school is broken and unfixable. It is overrated and if you decide to send your kid there they will become a mindless student there for the school to receive their payment for the student being present. If you want your kid to have an exciting and awesome highschool experience. DONT SEND THEM TO NEW WEST! Read less
Posted by a other on 11/19/13
My school is horrible. Just cause they say it is small doesnt mean it is good -- it is crowded everywhere there & very clicky. some of my classes has 38 kids. the teachers are not so good Electives teachers just teach their hobbies, so I learned nothing & are bored, bored and more bored the teachers
... Read more Some teachers are really mean to kids especially kids who need help or have disabilties. No honors classes you just get more homework but stay in the same boring class which isnt hard at all. No sports really, no drama, no real anything special. Best thing you get out at 2pm for high school with lots of free time to hang at the mall. My friends got to leave & hope they catch up since the school didnt prepare them . This is the - worse place on earth & would never send my kids there. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/18/13
Overhyped. My child was not engaged, not focused and clearly was looking over her shoulder to see what local public schools offered. Their API slid nearly 30 points but that is because high school is such a different game where diversity of experiences and students are important. Go to nearby magnets
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Posted by a parent on 09/24/13
New West had been fantastic for my child. We moved him from a stuffy private school and have never looked back. He settled in immediately and has become so interested in school again. They have a young faculty who are very enthusiastic, they seem to make the whole learning experience refreshing. I know
... Read more not every school will suit every child but New West has giving my son a new outlook on learning, and I love it! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/18/13
Response to post from 8/8/13 Yes, I do think that moving forward things will improve, but time will tell. I do think moving campuses sapped administration's energy. Principal explained that it occupied all her time from 6am to midnight every day. And I believe her. She held her first coffee talk near
... Read more the end of the year, and the relief was palpable. Yes, it looks like the new location is working and neighborhood opposition is dying down. More importantly, parent leadership was chosen for this year - I am confident that active parents (and this school is full of them) - will iron out the kinks that are left from the transition. I can't say much about kids with different learning styles. My child is a top performing student and prospered, both intellectually and socially, in New West's environment. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/15/13
This school could be so much more. There are some great teachers and staff, but there are a lot of issues with this school. It feels like the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Everyone is out of the loop. Students, parents, teachers, and most importantly the administration don't
... Read more know what's going on and are disconnected. Sadly, I will not have my child continue with New West. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/07/13
My school is horrible. I wish I could tell you but I can't because I don't know how to. I have learned absolutely nothing in this past year at NW. The teachers give no respect to any of the students. and when you turn in homework...actually you don't even need to turn it in! they don't even check it.
... Read more And many times they will lose your paperwork. The teachers act like they don't want to explain what they are teaching. If you have a question in class they ignore you. They sit at their desk and e-mail their friends and make you sit and do nothing. You could do better at another school. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/18/13
New West is an outstanding school. Congratulations to all the students and staff for being named a California Distinguished school again! Thank you for creating a true gem in public education in LA!!!
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Posted by a parent on 05/29/13
In my opinion I think that it is not such a privilege to go to new west charter. There is not a field, all we have is a small parking lot. I feel that is is just not rite. I am really disappointed this year that we had to go threw two language arts teachers and we are behind greatly in language arts.
... Read more It is not fair to me being in a school with absolutely barely anything. New west had the most unorganized field trip i have ever seen, it was disappointing. As a student of new west i do not feel that it is a privilege to attend new west charter school. Read less
Posted by a other on 05/28/13
Overrated by hype. The principle is rigid and uncaring. There is no yard. Not accommodating. The bus stop is full of high end cars yet they claim to reach for underprivileged kids.
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