The teachers are top notch; the administration is engaged and driven. Student performance continues to improve by great strides!
The school needs more after school programs for students. There are a handful of spots in a handful of after school programs every year. There is also little assistance and support for summer enrichment.
This is the most horrible school year ever. 1st they lost my son for 45 minutes. When I called DPS they never called me back. I am still waiting and it has been almost 3 months. 2nd the teacher told him to put water on hives after being exposed to peanuts, my child is allergic. Then they fed him rotten pears and he threw up 3 times when I asked them what happen after I confirmed with the nurse why he threw up the principle assured me that he didn't get any rotten fruit. Advised he could have gotten a stomach virus. I kept him out of school for a day just in case he did have something outside of bad fruit and he never showed any signs of a stomach virus in fact he ate and ate and ate the entire day and never once got sick. I have called DPS 3 times, I asked them to change his teacher and when I pull him out of the school now they are concerned and want to transfer him to Ellis another school that is run down. McMeen was on the excellence list last year and Ellis wasn't . I am choosing an online program for his education. If I change his school give me the option to pick what school I want my son in. My son has been in the nurses office more times this year than last year
My daughter absolutely loves this school..last year she went to another school in the district and hated it...The prinicpal, the teacher, everyone on the staff has made this a successful and memorable 3rd grade year...
Unfortuntely, I cant agree with the parents who had positive thing to say about this school. It seemed as though my son was learning the same things he did in the first grade at another school. It worries me this school was only rated a 3 when I would have to agree. The teachers are great, very involved, and I loved the shows they would have the kids preform. But education...seemed to be lacking, I had my son transfer to Cherry Creek schools this year, and will probably continue to keep him there since, they seem to be a bit more challenging to what my kid needs. Theres something seriously wrong when your child goes from loving school to absolutely hating it. He cant wait to start his new adventure.
McMeen is a good school that could be even better. It would be great to see more parents get involved. It would also be great to see more male teachers on staff, and maybe have some curriculum for gifted and/or advanced students added. McMeen does do a good job at acknowledging positive performance both in the classroom and in the community.
I have seen a devoted core of parents,who one can count on seeing, staffing the booths and tables at the many extra curricular activities held each year but I also see parents from ALL demographics attending. Students of every ethnicity and race, from all over the world, make this school a priceless experience. Children learn what they live and at McMeen they learn to judge others by the content of their character. There are a few discipline problems but lets put most of the blame where it belongs; on the PARENTS and the school district. Dr DeGuire is still the principal and yes, he still does an AWESOME job. Many fine teachers too!
In our experience, McMeen has excellent grade 4 and 5 teachers (both of my sons have been lucky to have Mr Reynolds over the past 2 years). Mr Reynolds is a dynamic, 'strict-when-needed' teacher who displays a great sense of humour to kids and parents alike. The principal Dr De Guire is a great man who treats all students with resepct and kindenss. The school has a diverse student base, which we like. Basketball is offered for grade 4 and 5 students (who have to do their homework in order to reamin on the team). They have a gifted and talented academic program.
Principal Dr. DeGuire was great, but not sure if he's there anymore. MOst of the teachers were pretty good but discipline problems are many so it interferes with kids who are high achievers and teachers have to deal with policing as much as academics. Nearly Zero parent involvement and many of the fundraisers resulted in bounced checks from parents. We transferred to Cory Elementary after trying McMeen for 2 years. My guess is they will be a Charter School soon.
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