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Wester Elementary School / Lubbock ISD

School nickname: Whirlwinds
4602 Chicago Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424
Phone: (806) 766-0966
School website.
Principal: Karla Hankins
Grades: K-06
Students: 414
Teachers: 30
Academic Excellence Indicator System report.

The name of Wester Elementary School honors the memory of J.K. Wester, superintendent of Lubbock public schools from 1910 to 1914. Built in 1967, the most recent renovations took place in 1997, when 12 classrooms were added and the gymnasium was connected to the main building.

Each classroom has four computers, and students have access to two computer labs. Internet access is available on computers in one of the computer labs and in the library. By the start of the 2001-2002 school year, every classroom at Wester will be wired for connection to the Internet. Students have access to both Windows and Macintosh computers.

School officials describe Wester as a unique campus with exemplary teachers and staff and a child-center academic program. Students publish a school newspaper in collaboration with parents, community members and business partners. Students also may take advantage of an art club offered after school.

Community and business partners are bought into classrooms to make presentations to students, and parents volunteer to assist teachers in their classrooms. Through the Wester Parent Teacher Association, many parents contribute time to their children's education.

Special events held at the school include a back-to-school picnic, a fall festival, a monthly skating party, a monthly family pizza night, parenting classes, chuck wagon lunches and Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

For a complete look at the state's report card for Wester Elementary School click here.


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