We moved here recently, and I really like this school and this area. The housing in this area is very cheap compared to equivalent housing just 15 minutes away in North Merced. You can get a very nice house for $300K that would cost $600 in Merced. The school community is tight, and the teachers are nice. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because I have several friends whose kids are excluded from "clicks" in this school. Hopefully this doesn't happen to my child. Right now, I'm liking it. Even though I'm driving about 20 minutes to work.
Wonderful, semi private, smaller school. Excellent principal who is so involved with students and families. Dedicated to academics and very family orientated school. Very happy.
The staff is helpful, and always encouraging the children to do their best.
I think McSwain School is the private/public school of the area. You get the best of both worlds. Everyone there works together well - the staff keeps this school going! Just about everyone goes above and beyond their job expectations. I am extremely bothered by the review who the vice principal has a lot to learn about professionalism! This school finally has a great administrator who does not become involved in all the local politics and does his job! Kudos to him! Keep up the good work!
So far my girls love it. Only been there 2 months. We just moved and was a little worried moving from a big city school to a smaller country school. Mcswain has so many activities going on. Skate nights and family bbq coming up and girl scouts. My girls enjoy dance and karate so they do not do the school sports, but they do have alot to choose from. Also fun field trips and dance night for middle school kids. 8th graders just got back from visiting Washington . They were great at welcoming my kids. My kids actually enjoy school now!! Teachers are great. I recommend Mcswain to everyone.
McSwain school is the best school in Merced County. Great staff, parent involvement and solid leadership. The staff goes above and beyond to support a variety of extra-curricular and community activities. Academics are supported with additional instruction. The school participates both in Gifted and Talented Education and additional support for those who need extra attention. The school is a community that cares for all children from the bus drivers/custodial staff to the superintendent. The school has an active parent club that offers Skate nights, Movie Nights and rewards assemblies. The school also has a Foundation that focuses on supplementing education with funds that are not available through the state. The school offers an amazing variety of programs because of the support. GREAT school!
I think overall the school and teachers are excellent. But the vice principal has a lot to learn about professionalism.
I am a current student at Mcswain elementary/middle school and enjoy it very much. I am an 8th grader and I have been going to MES since kindergarden. The school offers GATE, band, leadership, SAS, girl scouts, boy scouts, 4-H, Jr.Nylc,CJSF, a laptop program, computer classes, ettiquitte, study hall, and a number of different sports to try out for. The teams are also seperated into 'A' and 'B' teams so most everyone can join. The teachers and curriculum are also some of the best. On the California state test, our school has the highest scores county-wide. We participate in many spelling bees, speech competitions, writing festivals and art programs. The sixth graders have an opprotunity to compete in the annual Anti-Tobacco Bowl as well. Mc Swain also has a wonderful scool councelor who helps out the children in need of help. McSwain has a great disiplanary program. I love it here.
Excellent school! Great teachers and a safe environment conducive to learning.
I have had three sons graduate from McSwain and one Grand daughter and am presently trying to get another Grand child through school there. I am quite pleased with the school overall. I am especially glad that my child attends there for the high moral coonduct required by the staff and supervision throughout the day and at all school functions...I do not have tpo worry about drugs and gang violence erupting for these things are kept under check. I rate McSwain as number one school in the surrounding areas.
A great school but overcrowded. They are expanding though so that will help.
This is a school where the teachers don't give up on your children and every measure is made to help your child succeed. My children have been going their for 7 years and they love it. The staff gives good advice to the children and have good values. I recommend this school.
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