Thank you for visiting Westside Elementary School! Our mission is to maximize student learning by providing challenging and engaging educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
Westside Elementary's spring 2018 Lexile Framework for Reading scores were above both the district and state in grades 3, 4 and 5. Lexile is a tool that measures a text's complexity and a reader's skill. These scores provide valuable information about your child’s reading ability and helps optimize reading growth.
Each year, the Title l Reward Schools Program recognizes and honors two categories of Reward Schools: Highest-Performing Reward Schools and High-Progress Reward Schools. We are pleased to announce Westside Elementary is a High-Progress Reward School and is among the highest 10 percent of the Title l schools in the state!
With identity fraud being more and more of a problem, it is time to start considering our children's identity as a viable and very desired item by identity thieves. According to the Detroit Free Press, 1.3 million kids have their identity stolen annually, and 50% of them are under the age of 6.
This is a plan that describes how Westside Elementary will provide opportunities to improve parent engagement and to support student learning. Westside Elementary values the contributions and involvement of parents to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement.
Este plan describe cómo la Escuela Primaria Westside proveerá oportunidades para mejorar la participación de los padres y para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. La Escuela Primaria Westside valúa la contribución y participación de los padres para establecer una asociación equitativa en la meta común de mejorar el éxito estudiantil.
All persons who wish to attend field trips must complete the attached Mandated Report Notification for Volunteers form as well as online Mandated Reporter Training. Both of these steps must be completed and forms must be turned into the school no later than three (3) days before the field trip in order to attend the trip.
In Georgia, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
The Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0 (GAA 2.0) is designed to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided access to the state academic content standards and given the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the knowledge, concepts, and skills inherent in the standards. The Georgia Standards of Excellence and Extended Content Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities drive the curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment.
Whitfield County educators and community partners are helping provide teachers across the state with tools to better teach literacy. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement selected WCS to participate in a case study for the Growing Readers Program, a grant which provides high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction. Georgia Public Broadcasting filmed lessons in two classrooms at Cedar Ridge Elementary to show how the grant is being implemented. Check out the video to see how Whitfield County Schools is making an impact!
In compliance with the Georgia Records Act, the Whitfield County School District’s records retention schedule, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free and appropriate public education of students with disabilities in the District’s schools, the Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy special education records as indicated below after the following date: April 1, 2019.
As we continue to prepare for the 2019 Georgia Milestones, the GaDOE has developed Technology-Enhanced (TE) Item Examples for our students in grades 3-12. To get our students ready for this type of assessment, the GaDOE has created a video, PowerPoint with script for teachers to review the TE items, and Score Descriptions for teachers to use with students. For links to the video, PowerPoint, and a student practice test, click the headline above.