West Jr. High School

6
13 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
631
Type
Public
401 Clinkscales Road
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3230

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West Jr. High School
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Not a good experience. Our kids aren’t saints bit compared to horror stories they come home with its very minor.
Posted by a parent on 10/15/2019
I have given this school 4-5 years to improve. I wish now that I had not given it the benefit of a doubt and had faith things would improve, now we are stuck with it. After several years of inconsistent implementation of guidelines, etc I would not recommend this school. Parent involvement is not welcomed. Of course, they say thank you, but initially the vibe you receive is cold and distant, not encouraging at all. There is a lack of supervision especially on field trips. The teachers very much enjoy the students, the teachers do NOT enjoy the current administration, or at least many of them do not, which makes for unhappy teachers. Coaches of teams are also great with the kids. The guidance counselors are awesome. Unfortunately the people who care the most and want to do great things for students have very little power to actually make any meaningful changes. There is a huge lack of communication with parents not only about safety issue that arise but also just normal everyday activities, or information about classes, changes to things etc. New administration came in and completely ignored the 'history' of the school and did away with several things that had historically taken place and even painted over a mutual done by the first class to attend as a middle school. If you are looking for a 'middle school' experience with strong school spirit, positive environment, this is not it.
Posted by a parent on 6/6/2018
Teachers are engaged and welcome parent participation and feedback. My kids have learned a lot, made friends, and enjoyed their time at West.
Posted by a parent on 11/30/2017
Total lack of discipline, very cliquey and no modeling behavior. Academics are fine but the inability to help kids during the worst years (Middle School), are just pathetic.
Posted by a parent on 11/28/2016
As a student of Rock Bridge now, I look back at West and think of how unexceptional it was. Some of the rules were there seemingly to make the school appear structured, when they had no real purpose. For example, the sweeping. If a student wasn't in class by the first bell, even sometimes just outside the door, a good ten to fifteen minutes would be spent in an office filling out paperwork instead of being in the classroom getting an education. I also find it ridiculous the students can't leave the cafeteria during lunch. Off-campus would be a bit much, but the no cell phones during lunch (what's the point of that?) and not being able to switch between cafe areas is ridiculous. The teachers weren't fantastic, but not bad. It was restrictive, but an okay school.
Posted by a community member on 6/16/2014

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Columbia schools - West Jr. High School is located at 401 Clinkscales Road, Columbia MO 65203. West Jr. High School is in the Columbia 93 School District. West Jr. High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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