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West Dallas Community School


Sakina was at her wit’s end when it came to choosing a school for her granddaughter Lyric.

“She told me that she didn’t want me going to the schools that she went to growing up,” Lyric said of her grandmother. “She wanted a school that provided a good education and a strong foundation, and then she found West Dallas Community School.”

“It was a godsend,” said Sakina.

Lyric attended WDCS from Pre-K until she graduated in eighth grade. Lyric then went on to attend high school at Trinity Christian Academy where she graduated in 2019.

Lyric (Photo Provided by West Dallas Community School).

When reflecting on the family’s involvement with West Dallas Community School, Sakina shared, “Personal tragedy struck our family, and the WDCS staff and teachers were there to help Lyric through a difficult time in her young life through prayer and with the help of a counselor. I am eternally grateful. WDCS is forever in our hearts.”

“I will admit, I was always hard on myself, especially during my time at WDCS,” said Lyric. “I put a lot of pressure on myself and I never gave myself credit for even trying; but my teachers always believed in me – even when I didn’t. They helped me understand that life is not perfect. They reminded me to do my best and to never give up. They helped me strive for what I want in life. They showed me what a support system is.”

“WDCS is such a caring and giving environment and that has always stuck with me. They taught me how to be a leader – to be the person that people look up to,” said Lyric. “WDCS is part of the reason I want to become a nurse. And for that, I am forever grateful for West Dallas Community School.”

Lyric is currently a student at the University of Arkansas, and was recently accepted into the school’s top-tier nursing program.