MACY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2301 RUSSELL ST
LA HABRA, CA 90631
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Phone: 562-902-4231
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Lowell Joint School District
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 85.7
  • Number Students: 600
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4862
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Tara Ryan
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (29 ratings)
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    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-26
    "Certain teachers are very harsh with the discipline when the kids forget stuff. Forget your homework paperwork at school, you are banished to lean against a chain link fence for the whole recess; forget to get a parent signature, get on the fence; agenda not signed, get on the fence. Is this a school or a prison? Make a minor, non-behavioral mistake, go lean against the fence in the hot sun for the whole recess. And it is not all teachers who do it but the burnt out teachers who expect perfection. No other school that I'm aware of uses this type of discipline for forgetful students. Time for some of the teachers who can no longer deal with imperfect kids to retire. In fact, greatschools has an article (link below) by Dr. Lisa Hunter, Columbia Child psychiatrist, and she recommends positive reward systems for forgetfulness. Negative reinforcement, such as fence banishment, is a throwback to the 70s. http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/behavior-discipline/1350-fourth-grader-is-forgetful.gs"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-04
    "The way this school is being ran is just sad. Like many parents have wrote on here the quality of teachers is very low and the principal nor the superintendent do anything to fix the issues. The teachers here bully students and are allowed to. There is no one regulating them. Like other parents have said, the only main concern is the state test scores, which they constantly bring up, "this will be on the test!" That is basically what they are learning for, the state test at the end of the year. The year is just a big prep for this test which is what they all talk about there. So yes if you would like to send your child to a school with high state test scores then this may be the place for you. But if you would like to send your child to a school with great teachers, helpful principal and a fun and exciting way of learning then don't send them to Macy. And if you are to send your child here, I would definitely get parent feedback on which teachers to steer clear of. There's a few with horrible reps so it won't be hard to know who to not get!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-06
    "After reading some comments, I had to respond because there is a misunderstanding as to how much freedom a teacher has. Most of the negative comments are about things that are out of our hands. The school board decides how much homework we must assign, whether or not to fund after school activities, how many field trips we can take (and our PTA funds these trips), and how we teach. No teacher likes giving homework. No teacher is happy with how we must deliver our instruction, and we would love to go on more field trips. We simply have to follow the directives of the school board. If we do not, then we are called to task by our principal. As for the teachers not caring, I personally take offense to this. Many of us easily put in 3 to 5 hours extra at school each day. Then we easily put in 2 to 3 hours at home each night and easily work one full day over the weekends. We will all work over the upcoming holiday vacation. We do care. We do love our jobs and our students. I have only seen dedication in every teacher at this school and I have been here for 17 years."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-06
    "Not impressed with teachers following through/keeping the commitments touted in the 1st parent night. For example, they said they would return calls or e-mail by next day. Most email replys are days late and even a week late (how does that help with an assignment question?), and rarely returned phone calls. Extra help just not there - teachers' actions seemed like they didn't care to deal with it. Principal also very slow in responses. Not sure how they manage to reflect their scores,... teach to the test maybe, how many kids taking different tests b/c of special ed, or kids must be genius, b/c the teaching is lacking in some of the grades. - Parent involvement is a plus but cliquish. It's an OK school. Teachers don't hear it, but lots of inapproprate language on campus, some bullying, and over provocative dressing by little girls. Is the school as good as implied, no. It's so-so."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-16
    "It is an excellent school with a good record for giving a quality elementary education."
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