Mcpherson Magnet School

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333 S Prospect St

Orange, CA 92869

(714) 997-6384

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 987

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

40 Parent Reviews for Mcpherson Magnet School

I agree with EVERY negative comment on this site. It is very unfortunate because it used to be an amazing school that made learning fun for ALL the kids.

Posted by a other on 10/23/13

It's not what you think. I had my child at this school since K-7. I felt the teachers also dumped all homework at the parents, wanted to take less responsibility in teaching. Not sure why they had the distinguish school award and in my opinion in lacked on it. I noticed teachers would pick favoritism ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/13

This is a great school! The teachers are dedicated and want to instill a sense of belonging to children. My child feels safe and cared for. My child is learning much and its more than academics-it is a community and a home away from home here.

Posted by a parent on 09/10/13

I am shocked to read so many negative reviews about McPherson. While I agree with some of the complaints (bathrooms in need of repair), I also believe that politics exist at ALL schools. And there are great teachers and not so great teachers at ANY school. This is not an issue exclusive to McPherson. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/15/13

We transferred our kids to Mcpherson, believing all the hype that it was a great science and technology school. We were greatly disappointed by the quality of education and the lack of professionalism at the school. Too many teachers are lazy, dumping their work on the parents. Parents assess the students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/09/13

Class sizes are just too big. Teachers, whether their fault or not, are just surviving. They are not teaching here but rather managing. I agree with another reviewer that there is quite a bit of gossip coming from *some* teachers about children and other parents. This is something that needs be controlled ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/12/13

We tried for a few years to get my daughter into this school. We were so excited last year when she finally got in. We chose to send her here over G.A.T.E. at another OUSD school. Boy are we disappointed. The teachers have the parents do all the work. The teachers also complain to parents about ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/02/13

This school is not one I would recommend, unless...all you care about is what the school's score is. The work is extremely repetitive and boring if you have a bright child. The teachers are actually the problem with regard to how the kids are treated, they do not care about the kids and the playground ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/13

We love it here at McPherson! We have two children at the school - one in 3rd grade and one in Kindergarten. The administration and teachers at the school are very progressive, very interested in learning new techniques to improve the school and very forward thinking about technology and implementing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/23/13

This is a great school that motivates and challenges students. My kid loves going to school everyday. Their math program is great! My kid loves it. Every week, 5th/6th graders work with Kindergarteners. That minimizes bullying. Students from different levels interact with each other frequently. Parent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/09/13

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Test Year: 2012
Mcpherson Magnet School
Orange Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Orange schools — Mcpherson Magnet School is located at 333 S Prospect St, Orange CA 92869. 333 S Prospect St is in the 92869 ZIP code in Orange, CA The school district for Mcpherson Magnet School is the Orange Unified School District. Mcpherson Magnet School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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