African American – 94%
Latino – 3%
Asian – 1%
White – 1%
Other – 1%
Activities & special programs:
2, 4, 17, 23, 27, 32, 40, Broad Street subway
School did not respond to survey
Lies there is no internship program, lies lies. I always respected the Notebook, but now I think they should research befor printing lies. I sent my child there and prep-zone is a joke. Kids run around the school as if it were recess time.
My child attended WCCS and completed his course of study when Martin Ryder was the CEO, at that time there was an excellent internship program and college classes as well. Ms. Pat was the internship corrdinator. I recommend this school to many children of friends, family and referrals. However I regret the negative comments I receive when they call or I run into them. I am called a lier because, Dr.Martin Ryder is no longer there, he gave the school to his son Mr.Lord Ryder who is now the CEO, there hasn't been an internship program since 2008. I also told them that 80% was passing and now they tell me it is 65 %. and the prep zone program was play time for many students due to some teachers using it to grade papers. Public behavior of the children of WCCS on the Ave.of Arts is so disrespectful some students are banned from stores for disrespectful actions or profanity, that the parents of children who attened Indenpendance Charter School, refused to let their children walk alone past WCCS. Well I am sorry for what has happened this was a good school. If parents don't support schools they will fail.
How does a CEO of a charter school "give" the CEO position to his son? Isn't that nepotism? Isn't there a Board of Directors? Since when does someone "inherit" a position? This isn't City Council!
Well accordings the new CEO the Board of Trustees voted for him to become the CEO, because he worked at the school for ten years and was the program manager before becoming CEO. The members who was "said" to have voted for Lord Ryder were as follows. Robert Shine, Jettie Newkirt, Jannie Blackwell, Micheal Young, Happi Bey Burshall Lindsay and Louise Bishop. If you feel he inherited the school contact them. Micheal Young is the head of the board now.
my son just graduated from 8th grade this year, and he been there since 6th grade. I think wccs has done a great job, and many good changes has been made. I also like the new principle ms. middleton, she's there doing what most principles should do managing the children alone with thte staff. i like the idea that they have cameras in the classrooms which help to keep the children and the teachers at their best. i do agree that prepzone need to be more strict, now as far as the children goes with being disrepectful after hours says a lot about their parents and what they install in there children, in regards to respecting themselves when in the public. i have 3 sons and they are respectful young men. not saying they won't be boys when their around their friends, but they won't follow others if they are being stupid. i've been told many of times how respectful my bouys are when in piblic places. and forthe most part these people did not know they were my sons until they saw me with them.
i will coutiune to recommend wccs, because if more parents get invovle maybe these complaints could be solved.
i go there and happen to like it
my daugter starts tues so far so good she likes it that makes me happy its far from me but sometimes far is better.
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 839-0082
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