Students enrolled 1305
School leader Dave Casper
Transportation options Yes
District Santa Ana Unified School District
After school Yes

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600 West Alton Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92707

(714) 513-9800
(714) 513-9899
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4 stars
Based on 20 ratings

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June 22, 2014
I entered this school this year, and it was absolutely amazing! The music program is wonderful! The teachers helped me so much with all their tutoring at lunch. I love the fact that they have student teachers at this school, they all have new techniques that really help us students learn more. I've met so many great students here. Another thing I like is all these awesome goals and awards that really make you try to succeed. I can't wait for next year! I definitely recommend attending this school!

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2013
Really cool I still go here I'm just started this school year here bat MacArthur

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 28, 2010
this is such a great school it has sports and acadmecis everything they are suppose to have a a fundemental school. they are very strict with homework and dress codes. but at the end of eigth grade year it is all worth it even to the people who dont like school. the sports are amazing they have awsome pe teachers that work very hard with the athletes and never let them done. in conclusion macarthur is such a great school. but then again macarthur is not for everyone..go macarthur keep up the good work... go big MAC

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2009
i had promotion there this year as an 8th grader. the teachers and staff are great. you make great friends and the three years there go by fast.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2009
Wow, I once attended MacArthur and loved it. However, this school is now ran like a military school. I understand that academics are important. But they are crazy strict now. My son would do his math homework and at times he would not finish a few problems because he did not understand them. So, the next day he would get a homework card for the assignment being incomplete. How is he to finish something he does not understand. MacArthur is not for everyone. When you make the decision to send your child to MacArthur be prepared for you and your child to be stressed with all the assignments.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2009
My son just finished 6th grade. He loves it and he loves the teachers. I love the academics side of it, it pushes kids to be the best.

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January 06, 2009
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November 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2008
My two sons have been on the Fundamental system since 1st grade. I can't say the love it, but a child that loves school is rare nowadays. In regards to the skills, the Fundamental system, in my opinion is great! I read all the previous comments and some of them said that it was stressful, and I do agree! However, the stress it's worth it as the kids start showing results. I also read something about McFadden Middle school and although it is a fine school, I would not even think about sending my kids there to be average. I want them to excel and be the best they can and I think the fundamental system will, at least with my kids, accomplish that.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
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February 07, 2008
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October 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
At a JR High level, a school is what the child is prepared to get out of it. I have a daughter who challenges herself daily. She excels at this school. I have another one who would never survive the rules that bind him. He is to compulsive. It is not for all kids...and parents.. Now for Sports... all sports have been pulled from Jr. High level.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
3 kids went through this school and Greenville, they totally burned out, grades droped, overloaded with home work, thank god they were able to transfer to normal high schools, not plagued with over crowding. Thank God, we are out of these two high stress schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 11, 2006
MacArthur fundamental intermediate school is a great school.This school focuses more on academics.This school has been a distinguished school for a very long time.MacArthur has a great slogan:Spirit,Pride,And Achievment.This school has a lot of kids have so much fun but also make them try to be successful.This school has many great teachers and very supportive teachers.Here at this school is the best choir and band players.This school involves a lot of parent involvement.Parents need to be involved to make their child/children have a better future than they did.That is why I rate this school the number 1 junior high.That's why I hope you do too.

- submitted by a student
July 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 12, 2006
I consider MacArthur to be one of the worst schools I have ever had involvement with. They appear to care nothing for the ability of the child but focus only on organizational skills. An average grade student in most classes and an A math student became an almost straight F student while attending there for 1/2 of the year. But when transferred to McFadden Intermediate in Santa Ana became an average student in most classes and became an honors math student. Regardless of talking to the teachers, counselor, and principle organizational skill were all that mattered to them.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
Mac Arthur is a wonderfully challenging school in the field of academics. All of Mac's extra curricular activities are well supported and challenging for those students who look for challenge. The current Mac Arthur program has above average band and choir classes, but I regret to inform you that their current strings orchestra has had to combine the intermediate and advance class for an unsavory result. All parents at Macarthur though are very informed and are constantly involved with fundraisers and parent meetings. In conclusion Mac Arthur fundamental is an outstanding and amazing learning environment for a child, but very demanding in the sense that its standards for success are high.

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March 20, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 16, 2004
Douglas MacArthur was such a great school that it helped my cousins get through high school so easily, this school prepared them and every single class that they had we all too easy for them. I am about to become a freshman in high school too and I just feel so ready for high school that thanks to Santa Ana's Douglas MacArthur Intermediate Fundemental school I am able to step forward towards high school with my chin held high. This school has the best teachers , counselors and pincipals than any other student could've asked for. I had troubles in math, but my seventh grade math teacher, Ms. Trax was so wonderful at teaching me and the other students pre-algebra that she actually made us feel that math isn't that hard when you believe there is an answer to every problem. She actually made math as if it's a game.

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May 06, 2004
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Douglas MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School
600 West Alton Avenue, Santa Ana, CA  92707
(714) 513-9800
Last modified Douglas MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Douglas MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top