African American – 94%
Latino – 3%
Asian – 1%
White – 1%
Other – 1%
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.
This school has no real reason to be open or even allowed to teach our students in this city. You have a registrar who sleeps with students and they still allowed him to continuing working there. i wonder who he slept with to be able to keep his job without even having a college degree. Do we really want our children to walk hallways where they have men who prey on our daughters. I believe as a city we need to make sure that this school is not allowed to stay open another year. they have fired the principal who really was awful anyway ,but then you have people working in this building who do not have our children best interest at heart. When do we stand up for our childrens education and stop allowing schools to slap a charter on a building an open up.
Interesting that you pop up once a year with your drivel. Hurling accusations about people is libelous. In addition, please use spell check to correct your grammatical errors. As far as the Principal is concerned, where is a statement from the school that indicates the person was fired? Are you sure? Did they quit? The school suffers from a lack of vision. Once this is corrected, WCCS could be a great school. Unfortunately, I must agree, our children cannot wait!
Send your kid back to the neighborhood school.
There are some very good and dedicated teachers at WCCS,and a new admin staff that is working very hard to turn this school around. It will do no good. It may as well be any neighborhood school. Too many students with infantile behaviors acting out in teenage bodies. No learning occurs here. My day is spent writing behavior reports, for which students receive no consequences. The most obnoxious and ignorant group of students I have ever had the misfortune to have in my classroom. Any student interested in their education transferred out at winter break. Until parents start stepping up and acting like parents, the schools are doomed.And, stop worrying about high schools. When students show up in 9th grade with 2nd grade reading and math skills, I gotta wonder "what the hell happened between grade 3 and grade 9?"
So now, even the new pricipal has quit, not even lasting one year. Mutiple teachers have also abandoned this school. Compare what is written on their website to what is actually occurring in the school - they should be sued for fraud. Even the photo of the building at night - it's of the Health Dept. building next door! World Communications? With no foreign language teacher or technology in the classroom? What a joke! And the student population? They are the reason for the school to prison pipeline. Thug wannabees. Except they are too lazy, the thug life won't even choose them.
WCCS is very unorganized and each year it gets worse! they wait to the last minute to tell the students things that are important. do not send your child here.
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