Teacher Appreciation week and school year comes to a close, no better time to share the love... From my fairly limited exposure with staff members other than my sons K - Teach, I have always been treated with courtesy, respect & professionalism from crossing guard, transportation, custodial service (Mr. W.), cafeteria, Health services, Aids, Volunteers and Administrative staff, THANK YOU! The role played is noticed and appreciated. Ms. Nortons' first year as principle provides insights to MPSs' current leadership hiring practice, Every event find her there, finger on the pulse. All for not if the sole, through budget cuts, and personal tribulations, day in & out wasn't there, forever grateful. Parent involvement? show up you'll see.
I have 3 children attending this school in grade 5,2, and K. All 3 have had wonderful teachers and a great experience here. We will be moving shortly an I am so sad to leave this school! Great sense of community, and great teachers.
MY SON HAS BEEN GOING TO MACARTHUR FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH EVERY TEACHER HE COMES ACROSS. I FEEL HE HAS BEEN LABELED "THE TROUBLE MAKER" SO THEY ALL LOOK OUT FOR HIM. NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES HE ALWAYS GETS IN TROUBLE AND GETS NOTES SENT HOME OR LUNCH DETENTION. SERIOUSLY THINK THIS IS UNFAIR AND NO MATTER WHAT TEACHER HE COMES ACROSS THEY ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT HIM. AND I CANT HELP BUT WONDER WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OTHER KIDS INVOLVED?? I THINK THE SCHOOL DEFINITLY HAS IT'S FAVORITE KIDS AND THEN THE ONES THAT ARE PROBLEM CHILDREN. I FEEL BAD THAT MY SON GET'S PICKED ON AND CALLED NAMES AND EVEN GETS SHOVED AROUND BY OTHERS BUT HE'S ALWAYS THE PROBLEM ACCORDING TO THE TEACHER. SERIOUSLY THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE MY SONS LAST YEAR AT THIS SCHOOL. VERY DIS-SATISFIED!!!!
Wow after reading the reviews I'm now kinda worried, It's seemed like such a good place to live but the schools seems like a nightmare. I know nothing about Mormon please help me w/ some info.
My children have attended here for about 1.5 Years, and after the end of the 2009-2010 year they will be leaving. The discipline here leaves a lot to be desired. It seems to be all about the haves vs. The have nots. Both of my children have been bullied, hit and generally treated like non persons by classmates. The sad thing is, after defending themselves from these attacks they end up with write ups and 'lunch detentions' always the same attackers but my kids are the ones getting punished. Neither one of my children ever had a discipline problem at their old schools, but here they are labeled bad kids. There are some great teachers who really go the extra mile here but administration is weak at best, and depends on where you fit in in the social chain. Not Mormon? Not from the wealthier areas? Sucks to be you.
My two youngest children go to McArthur and we love it. We live in the neighborhood, we are not mormon, but are accepted as a family here. We are just common, no speciality here. But we love the school and the teachers are wonderful.
If a child has aspergers, they might have a lonely experience at any school (unfortunately) so this does not say anything bad about MacArthur. My child only had a handful of Mormon kids in the classroom, so I know for a face there are other kids to play with and a child's loneliness can't be blamed on Mormons alone. Also, my child's classroom had plenty of diversity from white kids, to Mexican kids, and even a Tongan student. My child had a great experience at MacArthur.
Well lets just say MacArthur is a Mormon school. That may not be a bad thing unless you have issues with your child going to an all white school, focuses more on repetition of action, and over all academically lacking. The principle is wonderful, the majority of staff is wonderful. I think the best thing this school has going for it is the P.E. teacher. She is the best and MacArthur is really lucky to have her. My son has Aspergers and the kids were not mean to him (Mormon children) but they would not be his friend. He had a very lonely experience at this school. My daughter was bored and constantly came home talking about what her friends had bought or had. Its a keeping up with the Jones' type neighborhood.
All of our kids attend, or attended, MacArthur. Our oldest child is now in H.S., and was very prepared for J.H. (Poston) coming from MacArthur. The teachers we've had at MacArthur have been consistently good, with high expectations and great attitudes.
My child attended Macarthur elementary from Kindergarten through third grade. There is a great community of people living in the Macarthur area and many active and involved parents. It is a wonderful group of parents and kids but in my opinion the academic is lacking. Some of the teachers are excellent but the curriculum in the public schools is not very challenging. The ELP teacher Mr. Dotterer was amazing.
I am concerned about my child's quality of education he is receiving at this school, but I have no basis for comparison.
MacArthur is a great school. The teachers are wonderful, the ratio is low and the test scores are great! I recommend the school and neighborhood.
I can't believe our kids go to school to watch videos! I understand that every friday, the teacher pops in video and tunes out. What's that all about?
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