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7-8
Public
Westminster, CA
Students enrolled: 751
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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9802 Bishop Place
Westminster, CA 92683

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(714) 663-6218
(714) 663-6163
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November 19, 2013
I have been attending McGarvin for over three months now. The teachers are so helpful, funny, yet expects a lot from us. The principal and vice principal are friendly and kind. All the students are very welcoming and has a lot of school spirit.I love that this school has a bully box. The only thing I don't like about this school are the office members. They are so bitter and unfriendly.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
I love being in the McGarvin choir. We get to perform at different places other than our school. It helped me gain more confidence and also improve my voice. I also really love my other classes as well, but I dislike the fact that McGarvin makes you run a lot in P.E. In addition, I love all the teachers (especially Mrs. Olsen) and all McGarvin's learning programs. Go McGarvin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2012
This school is awesome! We get to go marching in parades. We've already been 2 in this whole year. It's very fun! This school has a high A.P.I.! You will NOT be disappointed if you go to this school!

- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2011
I noticed one of the school highlights is 'band', and thought I had to share. Let's just say it wasn't the best experience I had ever experience. For a while, and probably still going on, female students aren't allowed to play a tuba or any percussion instrument. (This had happen to me, my director claimed I wouldn't be able to support a heavy instrument.) Also, last year, parents of band members donated over thousands of dollars. Where did most of that money go? Orchestra.

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2010
It was my first year in the school and district, when I transferred to Mc Garvin my 8th grade year. I found the students to be very hospitable and teachers very helpful. The principal and assistant principal are both great as well. The office staff, however, isn't the most organized, helpful, or pleasant staff to deal with. The academics are great and well-thought out for any average level student who plans on staying in the district and abiding by GGUSD's own academic standards. Coming from the Saddleback Valley District, I was brought back several chapters in each subject and am now trying to catch up with my former classmates to stay up to speed. Although the academics aren't as challenging, the band program at Mc Garvin is terrific and an overall great experience.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
This is a great school and offers many good programs as well. But I was very disappointed when I heard that they cut there choir program.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
I love McGarvin school because the teachers are smart, the school is new, the students are respectful.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2010
This was my child's first year in the Garden Grove School District. I heard great things about the District, and looked forward to the new experience. I was pleased to know that McGarvin had a full-time Counselor on staff to assist Parents/Students. My child had challenges adjusting academically and the Counselor stepped in to help address the challenges head on. The Counselor took a proactive approach to identifying my child's challenges, and implemented several ideas to help us find a solution. The Counselor made herself available anytime we needed her assistance. My experiences with the Counselor made a great review excellent! Thank you McGarvin for having a quality staff, but most importantly, a quality Counselor who truly cares for her students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
McGarvin is an outstanding school with a highest API ranking among top middle school in Orange County. Students are marvelous!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
I needed help with my son getting his homework turned in to the teachers. I saw him do it at home, but the report card would come back and say missing homework!!! I was completely frustrated with my son! I called Mrs. Bartlett who worked with my son and me. I could e-mail her and ask for updates and she would collect information from the teachers to help me stay on top of the situation. She would check my son's agenda daily to ensure that we would not fight we he got home and said there was no homework because the teachers were signing it!!!! Mrs. Bartlett helped me connect with the teachers and the teachers would stay after school with my son.....he was to pick a different teacher each day for that extra help. Thank you teachers for caring about my son!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2010
In response to the parent or maybe the parents of McGarvin students who seem to be having difficulty in getting assistance....maybe a call, letter or email to the principal or vice-principal would be helpful in making the concern known and addressed. All school personnel (teachers, office personnel and administration) are accessble via email on the McGarvin website. I hope this information will assist any parent and or student in need.

- submitted by a community member
February 20, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2010
I'm unhappy with this School. My son has ADHA and the they have not helped my son. They can't even keep their appointments with me or even get back to me because the school counselor says she's to busy. I think their is only one Teacher that has updated me with my son's school work and I thank her for it other then that I dont see this school being a 5 star.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2010
THis School is the best! It has everything my child needs to succeed in life and in school. THis school has a great disipline system. The counciler, well she's not the greatest..but other than that.. PERFECT!! Ever since my child has gotten into that school I've seen A's and B's on her progress reports. The vice principle trys her best to get a long with her students. McGarvin is the best!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2009
I like this school because of fun education and good sports, and safe. McGarvin is rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2009
Friendly learning environment , academically competitive , involved parents...

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
the teachers are the best! the staff is so effective! 'they have the best food there,' my child says! i love Sarah McGarvin Intermediate School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
good education and strong rules

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
The best string orchestra ever! Why to go Ms. Bissell

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
best school ever! really fun! great way to connect with people

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
My experience as a McGarvin student was one of the best yet. The atmosphere as a whole was invigorating and fun. The learning environment was very ideal for me as a student. McGarcvin has greatly helped me become the scholar I am today.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 03, 2009
I love this school! everything about it is exciting! :)

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Great school, great staff, care very much in every way for the students. Event a single quiz or chapter test always get a reminder from school staffer. Way to go

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
McGarvin has caring teachers. They always keep the parents informed of their students and they are always available to the parents and students whenever needed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
The staff and students are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
Administrators and teachers give there all to support the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 23, 2009
Sarah McGarvin Intermediate is an awesome school. The teachers teach very well, the campus is clean, students are friendly, school is organized, and a million more things! McGarvin deserves to win $20,000!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 22, 2009
This amazing institution does nothing but brings out the best in each and every child. The children are encouraged at every phase of their educational experience at Sarah McGarvin. This motivates the children to do their best without and any pressure. The faculty and management are extremely dedicated to the needs of the children and and, if any, concerns of the parents. There is no delima at this school. The faculty especially not only gives the regular instructions, but are always eager to help students, if the need ever arises. There are numerious school and parent interactions at all levels. This school provides private school educational experience under public school banner. A high five for the Principal, all the management staff and the the entire faculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Awesome students and staffs (:

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2009
I really like how they make the school enjoyable. I know that many students learn a lot, and have fun too. Sarah McGarvin is a distinguished school as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The school has a great orchestra.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
great school, great staff, great people, great everything,...

- submitted by a student
no rating October 20, 2009
There's always fun events that the student body can attend and enjoy with. The staff and teachers are responsible, excellent teachers, and are very caring with many students. The school has a lot of spirit and fun time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
i love mcgarvin because they have a adv. band and orestra plus there are lockers,great lunch,and the niceeset teachers.there are over 900+ students in mcgarvin

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
This school is an amzing school that is helping my child succeed greatly. Thanks, McGarvin! I hope you win!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
I love this school because it has an amazing staff and wonderful teachers, in addition to bright students.

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 17, 2009
its fun! and were a smart school :]

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
McGarvin is full of wonderful people, working very hard everyday to achieve goals and personal standards we set for ourselves.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
My school is the only middle school that has lockers for students.Teachers and staff are always do the best for students.many more good things.Visit our website.mcgarvin.org.Thanks

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Because we have an amazing staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
It has top notch teachers and staff

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 13, 2009
high academic programs, amazing Teachers and students are well behave.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
I love the variety of activities on campus and off campus. There are many people to meet and a lot of things to do in class or during breaks. The schedule is very balanced in means of time. Although the budget was cut, there are still plenty opportunities for students to represent their school and have fun.

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2009
The best students in the world attend Sarah McGarvin Intermediate. They are hard working, courteous, and have many interests. Like the students, the teachers are also hard working and go the extra mile to be available to students, their parents, and create engaging lessons.

- submitted by a teacher
October 08, 2009
Always a Title I Academic Award winner and California Distinguished School. McGarvin is an amazing school - the staff, the teachers, the principal, the vice principal, the students, the test scores, and pretty much anything that has to with McGarvin is AWESOME! (: i LOVE McGarvin! :D

- submitted by a student
no rating October 05, 2009
Mcgarvin Intermediate is the best school ever It is really fun and has cool teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
It has amazing teachers and students

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 02, 2009
It has awesome people, teachers, and fun events

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
I love Sarah McGarvin intermediate because i love the staff , teachers , and studies. the activities just make everyone want to do better to be able to go to the activities (: I love Sarah McGarvin!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
It has great teachers that are very funny while teaching you

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 02, 2009
Excellent school !!!!!!! All the teachers here are great. the best part is IF your child get C or below, teacher will let parents know. That's why all the students get excellent grade. CONGRATULATION McGarvin 'OWL' named Title I Academic Achievement for 6 consecutive Yrs.

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January 26, 2009
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August 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
this is an awesome school. the school has great teachers. awesome school

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May 26, 2008
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May 19, 2008
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May 07, 2008
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January 13, 2008
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December 10, 2007
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October 20, 2007
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December 04, 2005
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October 05, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2005
This school is VERY well organized! This includes, teachers, students, and staff! This school is exceptional and I can trust this school with all my heart!

- submitted by a student
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Sarah McGarvin Intermediate School
9802 Bishop Place, Westminster, CA  92683
(714) 663-6218
Last modified Sarah McGarvin Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sarah McGarvin Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 68 reviews. Top