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K-6
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La Habra, CA
Students enrolled: 563

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2301 West Russell Street
La Habra, CA 90631

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(562) 902-4231
(562) 690-8989
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November 17, 2014
Looking through the limited reviews of this school, I feel they don't represent the experience my children have had at Macy. So for parents looking here for information on whether or not to place their kids here, I offer my point of view. Macy is an exceptional school. The teachers teach the curriculum they are required by law to teach, work very hard, and care about their students. The PTA provides many perks that other schools cannot, like 2 field trips/year; Reflections pizza party AND museum field trip; Fall Carnival; Movie Night; Senior Friends Day; Holiday Show; Talent Show; monthly awards ceremony; band; art; new computer lab; a library WITH an actual, certified librarian; book fairs, etc. Open, grassy campus w/ newer playground structures, and trees for shade. I hope this helps!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
Wow!! I'm afraid to enroll my kids in this school after reading some of these reviews for the 2014 school year. We are moving to this area very soon and my kids will have to attend this assigned school. Having kids stay out in the La Habra heat for entire recess seems harsh! I will not tolerate such punishment as to me it's considered a sort of corporal punishment. I will be speaking to the school district about this. I do not want my 3rd grade son w asthma be punished this way! If there's a teacher we should stay away from, please post. Thank you,

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
The restriction of recess is only allowed to improve behavior, not because a student is forgetful. Certain teachers are violating section AR5144(b) of the school board policy which states: Recess Restriction A teacher may restrict a student's recess time when he/she believes that this action is the most effective way to bring about improved behavior, subject to the following conditions: 1. The student shall be given adequate time to use the restroom and get a drink or eat lunch, as appropriate. 2. The student shall remain under a certificated employee or designee's supervision during the period of restriction. 3. Teachers shall inform the principal of any recess restrictions they impose.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
This school seems to be getting more kids enrolled and not enough teachers. This year they formed a combo class of 2nd/3rd grade. Teacher for that class seems great, but many parents are stll skeptical as to if the kids will benefit from a combo class or not.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
The teachers at this school work hard to provide a high quality education to their students. They are constantly striving to go beyond. Not all of the parents seem to recognize this, and expect the red carpet treatment for their child with no accountability. Checking homework and signing an agenda are the least they can do to play an active roll in their child's education. Any sort of discipline is frowned upon by parents, yet they fail to respectfully discuss any issues with teachers IN PERSON instead of by E-mail, and minimally follow through at home with their piece of the puzzle. Teachers are there to instruct, guide, and support their students. So what is the parents job in all this?

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2014
The teachers and staff are mean and lazy! I'm a student and if we forget something or we didn't listen we had to go outside the classroom 2 get yelled at by a teacher or go outside ad stay on a fence the whole entire break! We had 2 get an agenda signed and if we didn't, we had to go on the fence! All the teachers do is go on their phone or laptop!

- submitted by a community member
April 04, 2014
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!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
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.

- submitted by a teacher
June 06, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It is an excellent school with a good record for giving a quality elementary education.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
I am so extremely impressed with the parent involvement, the principal and the staff. Everybody works so well together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 23, 2009
Interesting reviews... I had to put in my own two cents, being a teacher at this school.. The entire faculty is a team, from our awesome principal, office manager, librarian, nurse, and custodians, to our teachers and support assistants... We are all different people with different strengths and talents, and that should be noted and considered when reviewing any school for individual! Go Macy! Oh... and my own daughter is a proud Macy Eagle!

- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2007
I have had children at Macy since 1997. It's a wonderful school. The teachers and principal are excellent. I highly recommend this school. Parent involvement is amazing. They have a very good music program. You won't be disappointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
The principal is great, which make the school excellent. I feel like we are the big family; the relationship between parents, teacher, principal, and the staffs are very close. The PTA is very strong, which help the teachers and the students. We have Science-On-the-Go several times a year, science fair, reading program, book fair, reflection, and a lot more activities for the students, which are provided by PTA. We have so many fundraising in the past couple years, because we are making a new playground, and all the fundraising are benefited the students of Macy School. This school has helped raise my children in a very positive environment. We're proud to be part of Macy's family. Keep it up! Outstanding school!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2006
We have had an excellent experience with Macy Elementary. The principal really connects with the students and the teachers stay on task and teach! We would like to see more physical education; however, we understand that this is not just a local issue. There is a great deal of parent involvement and all functions really give families a

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
Some teachers at this school are bad and others are great - do your homework before the school year starts.

- submitted by a former student
March 07, 2006
Very outstanding school and enriches children with academics and activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
Quality of school has gone down drastically. Test Scores are the only priority. There is a lack of quality teachers and the principal does not back parents with any issues or take responsibility for them. Very little if any extracurricular activities anymore. Too many fundraisers also.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
As parents of a student at Macy, we are extremely disappointed of the quality of teachers available. Obviously there is a problem that the principal and district have not addressed. From our own experience, we have contacted the principal on a few occassions of concern with our child to only get no response!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2005
Our two sons have had excellent experiences at Macy. Both have had outstanding teachers and the principal provides great leadership. The GATE program is challenging to advanced pupils. The school's unique character development program reinforces the training the receive at home, through Scouts and at church. There is a high level of parental involvement and many parents volunteer their time at the school. Wish they had more extracurricular programs, but budgets are pinched. Overall a very positive environment for kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2005
The principal provides strong guidelines for the children and they follow. It's a high achieving school so if you have a low kid they will stick out. Overall very good.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
Macy is a great school! My kids enjoy going there and my husband and I are very happy with Macy.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
I went to Macy as a child so I decided to send my daughter there also. My daughter and I love it. She's getting a VERY good education and the teachers and staff are always willing to help and support you. Macy is the school to be in!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2004
Have been very pleased, very good academics. Would like to see more field trips, sports, etc.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2004
This next year will be our 10th year at Macy, with 4 more to go. Great PTA - parent involvement in classrooms other than Kindergarten mostly involve making photocopies in the office - hands-on classroom help is extremely limited. State scores are the school's main priority. Crowded classrooms (like every public school), therefore students are treated more like a number than an individual. Great school library and computers.

- submitted by a former student
May 04, 2004
I have been a Macy Mom for almost 13 years. Macy is deep in our hearts. The teachers are diligent and devoted. Mrs. Ryan is a model for others to follow, setting unsurpassed standards daily. The staff is amazing, Susan is a sweetheart, Mr. Miller has a huge heart. The outstanding teachers are the heart of Macy school. Teachers like Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Dember, Mrs. Brennan, Miss Dayton, Mrs. Aldecoa, Mrs. Fonti and Mrs. Charbonnet make this school number one. I will always be grateful my children all went to Macy. Macy parents & kids feel lucky to be there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2003
Please visit our web site at http://www.macyelementary.com

- submitted by a parent
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Macy Elementary School
2301 West Russell Street, La Habra, CA  90631
(562) 902-4231
Last modified Macy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Macy Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top