Waterbury Arts Magnet School Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 250 reviews
There are some very great teachers at the school but some staff members that work in the office are usually very unhelpful. The process of participating in school work during the pandemic has been stressful as well with teachers not giving clear instrucctions.
I like how many arts are available. It is an arts school after all. There is dancing, singing, acting, lots of art, sewing, language(italian and spanish), shop(cut wood). I don't like the option for sports though. I also do like all of the options for school subjects. What I mean is there are multiple advanced math spots. Trigonometry and Calculus. Personally I love math so to have all of these options is awesome. Especially since I will probably be pursuing a career in math. There are no sports at all there. If I want to play a sport, I have to go to my hometown for it.
This school has offered me the best learning experiences for music. It also has great arts and academic classes overall. This school is also very accepting of everyone and what they stand for. If you are in CT and have a passion for the arts, go to WAMS!!!!
The variety of art classes is great. I have made some great friends. I supposed like any school, some teachers are not great and the office staff and guidance are not helpful at all. All staff needs to give students the benefit of doubt, don't assume we are all up to no good.
Attending waterbury arts was a great experience. I was able to learn about new things that I didn’t know I enjoyed. Such as playing the piano and making music in my digital music class. The teachers I had even made my class experience even better.
Average high school , supposed to be about the arts but doesn’t do a very good job it letting student express themselves. Also very few options that student have to showcase their talent.
I really do enjoy attending WAMS. Ive been there since my sixth grade year & this year has been my last. I have built relationships here with many teachers who all seem to care about us inside and outside of the classroom. It feels like a lot of them treat you like family. With COVID-19 affecting education, they've proved to be resourceful and understanding. I wish we were prepared before the college process. Many of us were surprised when senior year we had to scramble. I wish that it was more organized and that students would become more involved. 2 periods out of a day wouldn't hurt anyone! A REAL culture day and events that more bring students and their personalities, talents, culture together. Lastly, a couple of faculty in the office are rude & unapproachable like they don't want to be there. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend.
Its pretty chill. I like going here for the most part. My favorite part is that I know I have staff in the school that I can rely on when I have any problems.
The music program was very good, but the administration obviously favored theater, with most of the funding going to the theater department. The music teachers bought needed items with their own money as did some of the academic teachers. The academic teachers seemed very concerned with students success.
I am a senior at Waterbury Arts Magnet School and entered the school as a freshman. Personally, I love the school and I am especially grateful for the opportunity to be able to go to high school at W.A.M.S.
I really enjoy going to WAMS, but I know there are others who don't share that experience. Overall, it's a regular school with a focus towards the arts. I will say that the teachers are so friendly and really want the best for the students.
My experience at Waterbury Arts Magnet School has been very enjoyable, I got to learn the piano and also the guitar as my four years there. I got to create great friendships with people and also my teachers. Everyone is helpful and everyone has a smile on their face. Some things that I liked about the school is that the teachers never give up on you, they always try and push you to become the best person you can possibly be and it is great. One thing I do not enjoy is that we have a dress code, but in a way that dress code is basically just preparing you for the future if you have a job, your job will require you to have a dress code. All around though the school is great to lead you into your future and guide you to the right path.
Waterbury Arts is not only extremley comfortable for students, but it gives students a chance to express themselves through the arts. The alumni and graduates of the school always come back to visit. It’s a good place to go if you not only want good education, but opportunities to do the arts you’re interested in.
When I was in high school, the teachers were always on our side but always pushed us when we needed that extra push. Being an arts school it was a completely different atmosphere than a normal high school. We grew closer to the teachers year after year, and still continue to talk to them even after graduation.
I am an upcoming senior at Waterbury Arts Magnet School. My overall experience at the school has been average. I enjoy the plethora of arts classes that they offer. However, the school's lack of sports is off-putting. In all the years I have attended the school they have had problems finding math teachers which make learning a struggle for both me and other students. Our student and faculty organization is overall subpar as we struggle to get funds for many activities. Therefore, Waterbury Arts Magnet School is a good school, yet the administration ignores the ideas of students and does not make an effort to change.
I don't like the fact that we don't have a study hall but I suppose it's because we have so many other wonderful classes like video production, musical theater, directing, set design, dance and much more.
the guidance counselors don't do their jobs and are unbelievably rude, everything is way too strict for absolutely no reason, administration plays favorites and won't get kids who they like in trouble ever, arts that aren't theatre are incredibly underfunded because our administration likes theatre so that's where the money goes , academics are terrible that's not the main focus i've never seen teachers more rude than at this school