MCPHERSON MAGNET SCHOOL

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333 S PROSPECT ST
ORANGE, CA 92869
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Phone: 714-997-6384
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Orange Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 109.7
  • Number Students: 987
  • Number Teachers: 51
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4992
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 300
  • Principal: Ms Jeanne Bentley
  • 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 (54 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (40 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-23
    "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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-13
    "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 students. All the teachers my child had thorough out the years have all been long gone. It made me wonder why? McPherson is not what it used to be the staff has changed. This school started focusing in kid s behavior nit picking about everything instead of educating them. My child is now very happy at the new school, likes all the Teachers. I must add that the new teachers have giving my child a new perspective on education that it can be fun learning. Mc Pherson teachers made my child feel like a failure. I knew then it was time for us to leave before my child hated school. Thanks a lot McPherson! Another thing that bother me is why are some parents getting their own space parking with theur last name on it? This is a public school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-10
    "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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-15
    "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. This is our 5th year there, I am a very involved parent, and I have never witnessed rampant gossiping between teachers and parents. I also don't mind that parents are sometimes involved in assessments and grading papers. With class sizes being so large at ALL schools, it is impossible for teachers to do it all. I have always felt that anything I discussed with teachers regarding my child was always kept confidential. I have never worried about other parents disclosing my child's progress or lack thereof. If others have had these issues, I believe they are isolated incidents and not typical occurences. I am very pleased with the Magnet portion of the school. I believe McP excels (as they should) in Math, Science, & Technology. I went to private school and McP has that same private school feel. Maybe McPherson isn't the right fit for every family, but it is the right fit for mine."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-09
    "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 and even do some of the grading! There is no confidentiality! The lack of professionalism at this school is pervasive. Teachers are buddies with parents, and gossip is rampant! As for the technology, they have less than most Title 1 schools. A computer lab and some expensive projectors is all...projectors that they have difficulty maintaining because of the cost. The school grounds are old too. The bathrooms are disgusting!! And don't expect the administration to do anything about it because any complaint you have will fall on deaf ears. The principal lacks the backbone to truly lead and be decisive. We have removed our children from this school. I would sum it up by saying that while the vision/mission of the school is attractive, it falls very short from delivering any of it. If you are stuck there, I suggest going straight to the district if you want to be heard."
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