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#1 Mar 25, 2010
Hello all. My family and I may be moving to the White Sulphur Springs area and are debating on if we should find a private school, or if the local elementary school offers both a good education and a positive atmosphere? We have two children that would be attending a boy and a girl, and I am curious as to the teachers, principals and general feel about the children who go there. We are a modest income family, but are moving form an "elite" area that my children just didn't fit into because it was so competitive, and to be honest, at such a young age, kind of viscious toward each other. Any help you may have would be appreciated. Thanks.
nicole

Essex, MD

#2 Mar 25, 2010
New to WV wrote:
Hello all. My family and I may be moving to the White Sulphur Springs area and are debating on if we should find a private school, or if the local elementary school offers both a good education and a positive atmosphere? We have two children that would be attending a boy and a girl, and I am curious as to the teachers, principals and general feel about the children who go there. We are a modest income family, but are moving form an "elite" area that my children just didn't fit into because it was so competitive, and to be honest, at such a young age, kind of viscious toward each other. Any help you may have would be appreciated. Thanks.
i dont know how old your children are, but wss elementry is a wonderful school. the only problem i have is with the some of the teachers. it seems to me that they like to pick on certain children. as for the junior high and high school my younger cousins love it there.
Sara

Princeton, WV

#3 Mar 25, 2010
The elementary here is like every other elementary anywhere. Kids are mean it's a fact, they will be mean whether your in a "elite" are or the "ghetto" if you want to protect your children from bullying or whatever home school them. Kids will be kids and kids by nature are mean. I went to White Sulphur elementary a long time ago and the teachers were good, I have two younger cousins there now and they love it. As for the Junior High and High School well that's a bunch of different elementary's coming together so yeah bullying is going to happen (case in point Lewisburg Forums) I'm not trying to sound mean I'm just stating a fact. I hope it helped.
Melisa

Princeton, WV

#4 Mar 25, 2010
I was pulled outta Ron Elm b/c of kids, and my parents drove me daily to WSS elem. I loved it... I got along with the people of that school better than anywhere.. That's where I met my best friend... Ronceverte is a prep school, along with Lewisburg. I think ur kids will be okay in the wss elem. Just trust your kids will tell you if anything serious happens!

Since: Feb 10

White Sulphur Springs

#5 Mar 28, 2010
New to WV,
I have been a life long resident of White Sulphur Springs. This is a great little community, even with it's shortcomings, and hopefully if we work together it will only get better. Our elementary school is definitely one of the best in the county, I have two children that attend school there and they love it. At times I feel that the curriculum could be more challenging, but I also understand that not all children can handle more than they are already doing. Therefore I take it upon myself to supplement their education. My girls enjoy going to W.S.S Elementary and have many friends, other than a handful of mislead students, all of the children in attendance are wonderful young minds. My children have never had trouble with bullying, and I can think of no instances involving others to mention. The teachers are very fair, and it is a very friendly environment. Of course, some of the teachers stand out as superior, but you have that in everything in life. There are great, and then there are the greatest. In a whole it is an excellent environment for the children. There are a lot of parents involved in the school, and it is encouraged. I volunteer in every area possible, and I hope to see the volunteer program continue to expand. If you choose to let your children attend our elementary school I hope you too become part of the parental network that has been established. In whole it is a wonderful place to spend your elementary years, and prepare for the further years to come. Your children will have the opportunity to establish much needed relationships with peers now, before moving on to a much larger student body in middle school. I know that the private schools in this area are wonderful as well, but I for one will continue to rely on the public education system and continue supplementation where I feel it is due.

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