Westview Primary School is a fun and engaging community school that strives to nurture and spark creativity in young minds. We’re in Goose Creek for our Cool School of the week.
High energy and excitement can be felt throughout the halls of Westview Primary. “It is live, energetic, all day every day,” says principal Dr. Luci Carter. “The children love being here. We have parent volunteers in the building all the time.
The teachers are fabulous.”
Now in its 16th year, the award winning school serves students in pre-k through second grade. Dr. Carter says, “We are a family here. We have about 850 children, and over 400 of them are five–year-old or less.”
Westview Primary takes pride in its top notch special needs program. Carter says, “We have a large special needs population. We have seven self contained classes.” Teachers also go into the classroom to help students who are hearing impaired. The school has wo student computer labs. Students have iPads or Chrome Books in every room. Second grade student Caleb Lucas says, “We don’t really have to do work sheets. We do Chrome Books and iPads and technology which is way more fun. We’re learning and having fun at the same time. It’s really nice.”
Dr. Carter says a variety of factors make Westview special. “The community, the enthusiasm of the teachers, the teachers have been here, a lot of them since we opened 16 years ago. We have very little turn over, no one wants to leave. The children love coming here. Some parents move into the area to attend our school, just a great staff, great parent participation, wonderful PTA, business partners.” Student Wyatt Chernault says, “My friends help me do my best. My teachers help me learn. I love school.”
Coming up Friday on News 2, we’ll present Westview Primary with our Cool School award.
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