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Santa Paula, CA
Students enrolled: 407

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955 East Pleasant Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

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(805) 933-8910
(805) 933-0542
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June 10, 2015
We are new to the area and my daughter attended Mckevett Elementary this year. The school has a big problem with parking and parents double parking while dropping their kids off in the morning. A lot of parents and students walking within the roadways around the school and there isn't even a crossing guard (accident waiting to happen). I also found that a lot of the children looked down upon my daughter and my family for not being among the majority of the population when it comes to ethnicity. My daughter did not feel very comfortable at this school, but we don't have a lot of choice within the community. I had no idea that ethnicity or race played such a huge role with young children. I'm not sure the school is in tune with the underlining ethnic issues and social disruption that occurs when a child of a different ethnic background (other than that of the majority) attends this school. If you don't feel welcome or safe how can you learn?

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
June 10, 2015
I think the teachers are probably held back by cultural differences and lack of funds. The poor school can't even afford air conditioning...

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Neutral
June 10, 2015
I'm sure most administration tries to instill these characteristics within the students at McKevett. There is a strong language barrier though. Too bad.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Disagree
June 10, 2015
My daughter came home telling me about a lot of disrespectful things that the other children were doing or saying each day.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
June 10, 2015
If you are not on government assistance and among the ethnic majority you are definitely looked down upon.

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no rating
October 07, 2010
McKevett Elementary School is a small school that incorporates, Music, Art, and Perfoming Arts in it's curriculum. Everyone who works at McKevett, from the Custodian to the Principal, has the highest expectations of their students and staff. McKevett strives to give it's students the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 21, 2007
Both of my daughters have attended McKevett. It is a great school and the teachers, staff, and principal are a wonderful group of people who really care for the students. I am also a staff member, but my oldest did attend a different elementary school within the district for a few years before transferring to McKevett. The art projects and school performances just help enhance the students learning. My whole family has enjoyed being a part of the McKevett Family!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2007
I have taught at McKevett School for 10 years. Since we are a small school we are able to focus on all of our students. Every teacher knows practically every student which helps student accountability. We have received honorable mention as a Distinguished school, the Shining Star School award for SB65, and Title I Award. Our test scores have risen and we currently have the highest API Scores in our district. We constantly strive to improve our student's academic performance while our magnet focus in the visual and performing arts helps to maintain a creative atmosphere in which the students can grow as individuals. I thoroughly enjoy working with my colleagues at McKevett and highly recommend it to the members of the Santa Paula Community.

- submitted by a teacher

September 04, 2006
Mckevett is an excellent arts magnet school. It enriches its students with creative visual and performing arts. The teachers are well prepared in all areas of the curriculum and devote their time and love to the students. It offers after school homework assistance and individual piano lessons for those who are interested. The principal sets an amazing example through her own dedication and commitment to the school. Two of my sons are currently attending and I'm pleased with the educational and artistic experiences they are both receiving. Because of its architecture, its grounds, its bulletin boards, the school is beautiful to look at.

- submitted by a parent

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McKevett Elementary School
955 East Pleasant Street, Santa Paula, CA  93060
(805) 933-8910
Last modified McKevett Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
McKevett Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top