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Western Pines Community Middle School9

West Palm Beach, FL | Palm Beach County


May 1, 2014

Unfortunately, in our society the three Rs are not the most important issue in our schools. The teachers are not the most important part of our children's education. The first and most important item in our schools must be security and safety of our children. Principal Robert Hatcher, Officer Jose Cuellar, and the rest of the school staff perform an excellent job in keeping our children safe and secure. I thank you one and all for the job they have done while my child has spent 3 great years at the school.

Submitted by a parent

June 29, 2013

After spending 3 years in Western PInes, I had a terrible experience. With clear backpacks and strict uniforms, we never had any freedoms. The assistant principal gives detentions for no reason. They waste weeks focusing on the FCAT. Trust me, don't go here...

June 1, 2012

WPMS is still using portables, which, if you are late from one part of the school to a portable on the other side on a day with severe thunderstorms, and a flooded path, you get detention. They supposedly focus on bullying, yet it happens everyday. If a bullied kid says something back to the bully, he/she gets detention. Only thing taught here is hypocrisy and how to take the FCAT, though this seems to be par for all of Florida. If you really need to teach a kid how to pass a test, teach them the knowledge to do more than just pass a standardized test, but how to succeed in life.

Submitted by a parent

April 6, 2012

Both my kids go to this school. I think it is a great school. The principal is very committed. The kids are getting an great education. I like the use of edline. It is a tight knit community and most of the kids are well behaved. Sometimes the teachers are too busy to pay attention to the kids and they are very strict with the homework policy.

Submitted by a parent

August 21, 2011


Submitted by a parent

May 16, 2011

it really is a bad school and people get bullied for nothing so no dress code dont have your child attend this school

Submitted by a parent

October 28, 2010

this is an excellent school,students and teachers,i'm glad my daughter is going there is a good future for them.

Submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010

Western Pines is a good school if you want your child to get a good education, but they aren't too many electives . If you have an artistic child you might want to send them to a different school because my school doesn't even provide an art class. But there are great teachers at the school. and next school year we will be having uniforms so depending on your opinion it could be good or bad. but i would prefer to go to oceola creek middle school because i hear they offer a lot more electives.

Submitted by a student

November 20, 2009

Western Pines Middle is a great school for those who want to be able to further their middle school education.Western Pines is an 'A' rated school.

Submitted by a student

September 22, 2009

This school has a safe enviroment and your kids can always make new friends here they also provide back up lunches for those picky eaters. They also have nice teachers who will do anything to make your child learn alot

Submitted by a student

July 10, 2009

I have worked at WPMS since it opened and have seen many changes in the staff and school population over the past 12 years. I think that we offer the best education for middle school students in the area.

Submitted by a teacher

May 18, 2009

This School is amazing I like how it has ala carte and vending machines and other cool things. The teachers are fun and treat you nice. I would totally recomend this school to people who moved and are looking for a middle school. WESTERN PINES MIDDLE ROCKS! :)

Submitted by a student

April 20, 2009

This school is the best! It has the best education ever! Also, the best activites!

Submitted by a student

November 6, 2008

this school put lots of pressure on new kids, my kid come home and is 11:OO PM AT NIGHT and still doing homework,is tottally insane,the dress code is a joke,the attendance office person is rude and if you do not bring the note from the doctor right away,they wont excuse it even if you child has a note from the doctor and is out home sick,the guidance office is a joke,you call the teachers and leave message on their phone ,they dont call you back,i am not please with this school at all,to me they dont care

Submitted by a parent

September 14, 2008

There is no doubt that Western Pines is a great school, but I wish a few things were different. Like the dresscode for instance. Yes, i understand that we shouldn`t be wearing super-short shorts or tank-tops but I think that we should at least be able to have words on our shirts as long as they are not mean. Another thing is that everyone in the school (6th, 7th, or 8th) has to get at least 50 reading counts points each nine-weeks! That is only if they are in a regular language arts....if you were in an advanced class (like me) you have to get 75 points! But, the principal said he will work on lowering the points (thank goodness!). Lastly, the principal doesn`t think students take the Diognastics serioulsy, so he has made our score 10% of our exam grade! Diognastics aren`t made to be a grade!

Submitted by a student

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