Westlake High School
Atlanta, GA 30331
About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Westlake High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Westlake High School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Georgia average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Westlake High School Reviews
My son graduated in the year of 2007 since that time I have been trying to get his dipoma it is no 2011 I made numerous amount of phone calls, sent e-mails and no response as of yet I now trying the school board. WHAT TO DO
Westlake HS is definitely NOT a good school. I contacted the school for a conference with the Principal and was never given an appointment. The only time I've been able to meet with faculty/staff is if I HAPPEN to see them in the hallways. Teachers don't return phone calls or even show up for early morning scheduled conferences and nobody cares! You are just told to re-schedule?
The counselor's office is a nightmare! There is no organization and you have to scream out your needs in front of several other people who are just standing there waiting to be helped. The school kicked out hundreds of kids for failure to have an affidavit signed/notarized but several forms hadn't been entered into their system.
Needless to say that if this happened in the private sector someone would be without their job.
Parental involvement? They don't want us there or maybe they just don't want me there.
Westlake is not a bad school at all, We do need more parent involvement and i think that will solve alot of our problems. im a junior and i think the whole walkinq around school thing is kind of ridiculous, not ever single student is going to be a good student so yes there will be students breaking rules, you cant stop that.
I am a parent and my son attends Westlake High. This school is awful and the staff is very unprofessional. I am very displeased with this school. I set up a teacher's conference a month in advance with my son's teachers. Only two teachers should up!!!!! and they call this a school of EXCELLENCE!!! Hahahaha........ There's no need to be a concerned parent if the administrators don't care.
Based on the reviews I think tha Westlake is a pretty ecent highschool. I would recommend it ot other parents
I think that students are allowed to roar the school grounds to freely
without any supervision at all. It doesn't matter what time of day it is. This is causing the school to look as if the students are in control. They are allowed to be on the internet at any time, facebook and any other site they wish using all type of language.
Obviously, the school by itself is not responsible for teaching our children. I strongly disagree with the parent who refers to Westlake as being horrible. What we must do is encourage our students to be focused,professional and respectful. When students show up to class on time it teaches them decipline and prepares them for the real world when the time comes for them to show up for work or any other important appointment. My daughter is an honor student at Westlake, she also plays the violin in the Westlake orchestra and through the dedication of several of her teachers she had an opportunity to play at the Governor's mansion, and for Mrs. Clinton during the elections as well as being given the opportunity to witness history in the making, by attending the Presidential enauguration. All of our schools can be excellent schools if parents participate more rather than complain and place blame on our teachers.
This school is horrible. Please do not go to Westlake! It is a very bad school overall! PLEASE take my word. The teachers cannot teach at all and do nto really want to listen to the parents. If student are late to class, they will let a gate down to blick them from going to class. What kind of stuff is that?