Should I Spend Donuts on Waverly Hills Elementary?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well right in the middle of the Terwilliger Event we get…another Event!  Well, an episode tie-in for this Sunday’s Season Finale episode of The Simspsons, Mathlete’s Feat.  And with this little weekend event arrives a couple of new episode inspired premium decorations…including one fancy new elementary school for Springfield!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if this is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Waverly Hills Elementary to YOUR Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this fancy school to YOUR Springfield!        


Building/Decoration: Waverly Hills Elementary School
Donut Price: 115 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp/12hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Obedience +10
Where Can I Place It?:  Grass /Pavement/Beach/Boardwalk
Size: 6×11

-Neat looking design, fits nicely along the beach
-Comes with a short questline
-Character will use the building (Skinner)

-EXPENSIVE, especially since it doesn’t come with a character
-Questline is only 2 parts, very short.

Final Thought:

Premium Take:
While I like the design of the building, it’s a pass for me.  It’s just too expensive for what it does.  Only 1 character task and a very short questline.  Plus it doesn’t even come with a character.  We just saw Level 52 hit and Coach K was only 120 donuts with the YMCA…a MUCH better value! For me this school is a premium pass…

Freemium Take:
Save your donuts and don’t even consider this one freemium players!  It’s just not worth the donuts for what you get with it.  This is a complete premium pass!

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell you, I’m fully passing on this one…it’s just way overpriced.  Had it come with a character or been around 50-70 donuts I might consider it.  But for 115 donuts, it’s just not worth it.  However, whatever you decide just remember that this school will be leaving our stores soon, so if you’re thinking about it getting it make sure you make your final decisions before May 19th or you’ll miss your chance.

Here’s a look at the very short questline that comes with Waverly Hills….(Dialogue included):

Attendance Envy Pt. 1
Skinner starts

Skinner: A new elementary school in town?  I didn’t think we had enough children to warrant another facility.  Last I checked we only had thirteen.  Fourteen if you count Uter.
Cletus: Schooling ain’t just for the youngins.  Now that some kids moved over to that there new school, there’s more room for Spucklers at your learnin’ shack. Teacher says I’m calcalatin my ciphers goodly but my grammarfication needs more work.
Make Cletus Practice Grammarfication- 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Attendance Envy Pt. 2
Skinner starts

Skinner: I don’t like the way Waverly Hills Elementary is drawing attention with their “good teachers” and “real pencils.”  It’s important for any institution to protect its young and impressionable minds.  Especially the brain-alive ones like Lisa Simpson and Martin Prince.  The last thing our annual aptitude test scores need is more Spucklers…
Make Skinner Shred Enrollment Forms- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp


What are your thoughts on Waverly Hills?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield (or did you already)? Where have you placed it in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

40 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Waverly Hills Elementary?

  1. Waverly Hills Elementary School – this is the upteenth school campus that long time Tappers are being forced to purchase as a Premium Building (and I’m not happy with EA’s decison to ask us to spend Donuts on a Building that does not come to a new Character, or enough Tasks).

    No bueno EA 🙁

    • Who’s forcing you? I don’t feel forced at all….I just say, “no, thank you” and move on….

  2. I like the look of the building so I added it to my town. I would have liked a longer quest line but then again EA will probably add to this building after the current event is over.

  3. Was there ever a SISD done on Rolling Rock or Captain Bob? I’ve been watching for them, but I may have missed them. Waverly and holo flag came out afterwards, and they both have SISDs already, so maybe I (and the search feature) just missed them.

    • Not done yet. The ONLY reason the episode tie-in stuff was done first…is because they leave sooner. I try to post them in order of 1. what people are requesting (which is why Level 52 went up) and 2. when they leave the game (which is why the episode tie-in stuff went up). Between that and all the other posts people have been requesting (math, walkthroughs, upgrades…the Rolling Rock and Captain Bob SIBs got pushed to the back burner (since neither have an advantage to this update). I’ve got about 20 posts that still need to be written…just trying to plug along and get them up as best I can… (not to mention the 20+ posts sitting in drafts from Bunny and Wookiee..). Only so many hours in a day and when EA keeps throwing updates at us those end up taking up post time too…

      They should be up today…unless EA decides to throw us another update.

  4. Isn’t it about time we got a character in an episode tie-in again? what was the last one? Kumiko?

  5. How long is Skinner’s task?

    • About that long. 😛

      Same as one in the questline in this post. Shred Enrollment Forms 4hrs 😉

      • 😛 😉

        That’s an appealing length of time for earning premium, but I still doubt I’ll spend that much to just get a building. Thanks for the info, though! 🙂

  6. Looks nice but it’s not one I must have, with Skinner’s Stonecutter skin I already have some premium tasks for him so that’s not an incentive.

    Think I’m finally going to buy Krustylu Studios and the Lovejoy Residence, the limited time items haven’t been exciting me lately.

  7. -JohnBostonHippy

    It is a nice looking building but with the ridiculous amount of crafting currency it takes to craft the Act 3 items you are going to have to spend donuts to craft everything, there is no way around it. EA forced our hands on this one. Not happy with this event and looking forward to it being over. If EA releases another event with unatanable goals (without paying to achieve them) I’m quiting this game. It will be a shame because I really enjoy it and I have spent A LOT of money already on it.

    • Bangles Dupree

      I am looking at it like I can choose what I want to craft most. I got the farmers market and the sani-john. If I’m lucky, I’ll get the houseboat before it’s over. I’m not spending donuts on the stuff I can’t craft. Lots of things go into storage after an event is over anyway. So just have fun and enjoy the game!

  8. It is expensive, but it’s beautiful! I haven’t spent very many of the donuts that I’ve been hoarding for this event, so I splurged. It does look like a beach house, eventually (when I can afford beach-front property) I’ll put mine there and hide the sign so it looks like another mansion.

    I usually agree 100% with your SIB evaluations, but when something calls to you, all bets are off! 😉

  9. OrdinarilyBob

    If it came with a character or was >80D I might have bought it. As-is, it’s a pass for me. It’s too bad, I really like the look of it.

    • OrdinarilyBob

      Derp… Got my alligator facing the wrong way… That should read <80D (as in if it cost *less than* 80 donuts).

  10. Wow this show is dead without Harry.

  11. Maudlin Monarch.

    It indeed is a pretty building, and would great place along the shore, next to the Beach House. I, however, didn’t get the beach house (didn’t need it, even though I had collected enough doughnuts for it). So this premium item, like the one just mentioned will be passed and very likely not missed by me.

  12. As always I had to. Knowing it would eat at me if I didn’t then saw it in other people’s towns but really with the current land shortage it got shoved down in my corner of things I don’t have space to do anything with. I’m at the point I’d pay doughnuts for land

    • If they don’t add land soon and keep offering oversized items my whole Springfield will look like this

      • That’s what I been SAYING. I’m suffocating, I need land so bad, especially eastward. I have a plan that would help me spare more room but it would require me to move my entire Springfield exactly as is, like, half a more south. Or as I like to call it, “Plan B”

      • Do you have a house farm? If so, I suggest getting rid of it – you could free up a sizeable chunk of land and, since you’re at Level 52 with over $169M, I can’t see any earthly need for one.

        If you don’t have a house farm, then maybe you could consider just rotating what you have on display. For example, you could have a “holiday area” and just show one holiday’s worth of items at a time.

        I think that, the more you play this game, the more it becomes about making choices… As Steven Wright famously said, ” You can’t have it all – where would you put it?” 😉

        • My house farms are long gone. Just not into storage. I figure if I can give EA actual cash to buy every tractor and whale they throw at me, they can at least give me land to use it. Granted about 1/6 of my town is dedicated to a “central park” and other such designs but that’s my favorite part of the game next to collecting.

  13. kimberlyah794

    I like the look of it, and it could easily be made another mansion if the sign was hidden. It *is* expensive, though. I’m on the fence with this one…

  14. I jumped the gun and got it before the SIB post… I miss my donuts. Never gonna do that again. XD

  15. The Problem Child

    It’s also got one of those very subtle nothing-to-write-Gramma-home-about animations, like the YMCA building. Mine couldn’t fit on the beach, so it’s a few blocks from it.

  16. Trying to decide if either Barney, with the Plow King costume, or Disco Stu, with the Stonecutter costume, are worth the doughnuts.

    • That’s a tough one. Both cool stuff. I think for my, I like Barney better as a Character.

    • My opinion is the only Stonecutters skins worth it are Homer, Jasper and Burns. All other characters jobs are inside with no animation. Barney has really great jobs though

  17. I picked it up right away, as it goes perfectly next to Springfield Elementary, Springfield High School and Springfield Preparatory School that I have all in one common area.

    Definitely wish it came with a character though, as you mentioned. Alaska Nebraska would have been a great companion to the school!

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