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 (28 ratings)
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    School Reviews (22 Reviews)
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    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 2013-12-05
    "If your student is an straight A student, they will do fine at Macy. However, don't expect the teachers to teach. All they do is regurgitate information or problems and never take the time to see if the students understand. They do not call on the kids to make sure the students understand. Of course, they ask "does everyone understand?" Naturally, the children do not like to raise their hands to say they don't understand so the teacher keeps on spewing problems. Why don't we just teach using video recorded lesson plans? It would be the same. They don't teach, they preach. And as far as homework, it is recommended by the NEA that 20 minutes for 2nd grade and 10 minutes for each year after. Every night a 4th grader has 20 minutes of reading log and summary, 10 min, of Family Time, 20 minutes of math, 20 minutes of Word Study chart, 10 minutes to study spelling words, 10 minutes to study science and/or social studies. This does not even include the time needed to study for tests/quiz. That comes out to 90 minutes per night. No wonder why kids feel so bogged down and grow weary of learning. By the time they are in 6th grade, they are studying 3 hours per night."
    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-05
    "I am so extremely impressed with the parent involvement, the principal and the staff. Everybody works so well together."
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