this school has good curicular and its a pretty good school thogh it could use some work
I feel as though this school caters to children who are liked by the staff and those who are not part of this group do not get the attention that they deserve. All of the children there should get the same attention and education. If you are not part of the in crowd it seems as though you are treated unfairly.
My kids have been at McDonnell for three years. I love this school, and so do my kids. Mr. Malone is a wonderful principal, who encourages his students to learn and behave with respect. They may not have the best facilities, but the teachers and staff are the heart of the school, and they are wonderful. One of my daughters started there in 3rd grade, couldn't read. Graduated to middle school reading at a post-highschool level.
Very negative school - the principal sets the tone. You can feel the despair when you enter the school. I feel very sorry for the poor teachers and students. The superintendent does nothing to improve the atmosphere.
My children have been at McDonnell for just over a year. I absolutely love this school. They are doing so much better than in their previous school. The teachers really care about their students, and the rest of the staff is also wonderful. Any questions or concerns I have had were addressed immediately. My only regret is that my children didn't start at McDonnell until 2nd and 3rd grades. I wish we had been there all along.
My nephew is attending McDonnell Elementary, and I attended 7 years ago. I just visited today, and everyone was encredibly nice, still, and the teachers were very nice, just as I remembered them. I had forgotten how big the school actually was. And everything clean, not like other schools I've seen, even higher grade schools. McDonnell is a wonderful school.
My son is starting His 3rd year at Mcdonnell and it's terrific!! Mr Malone is a caring principal who puts the kids first.The teachers are wonderfuly loving, They all treat the kids like thier own.
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