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Our state growth scores show that on a scale of 1-5, we are a 3 overall in growing kids at least one academic year. This is considered rock solid by the state. Our math growth was a 4, and we are elated by that. Our ELA and Soc. Studies scores were also a 3. These improvements helped get our school off the target for achievement. And we are working toward a 5!


My name is Karen King and I am the principal at West Side. I have been in education for 28 years. For 15 of those years, I was a classroom teacher. The remaining 13 years I have been in administration. West Side is my home school. I attended K-8th grades here, and all my teaching years were here. I was the principal at East Side from 2008-2012, then I came back home. So the success of West Side is very important to me. My husband David and I have four kids and five grandchildren and helping kids has always been my life's mission. My door is always open. The phone number on the main school page will either get me or you can leave me a message. Thank you for all the support and encouragement during our last few years of learning a new normal.