Teachers simply do not care about your child if you are not big with the school. For instance, my daughter's teacher gave a science homework, where a majority of the class (including my daughter) did poorly on the homework. She only gave her favorite students whose parents support the school redos, which they passed. My daughter told me this, and I asked the teacher why she didn't give my daughter a redo on the science homework. She said ''she didn't need it'' and ''I only gave it to the students that needed it.'' NOT RIGHT. She should have given ALL STUDENTS redos that failed it.
Teachers only care about certain kids. They only eat and socialize with other teachers during class time. They just leave the students with work. My child's teacher left the class in the middle of the day for over an hour for ''a meeting''. Lies. My child claims the substitute sent her for something, and she saw her chatting with administration down the hallway. The teacher was afraid to say ''hi'' back when my child said ''hi''.
Favoritism is behind how this school is administered. If you have the time and dedication to be on the PTA board or ''volunteer'' the school, it is guaranteed that the administration will place you into the best classes with angels, and reward you good grades in those specific classes. However, if you do not really care for or about the school, they will place you into the worst teachers with witches, and they will punish you with bad grades. Additionally, the teachers in this school manipulate grades and there is no gradebook to check your grades. Therefore, my daughter will be attending a different elementary school for the 2017-18 school year.
Bad administration and staff. When your child doesn't do well they are quick to offer tutoring at $50.00 an hour. Is this even legal? No teacher will stay one minute extra to help your child. Teachers don't even attend the PTA meetings. Zero interest.
MANY teachers at this school have been there for years and do NOT want to see any change in the way they do things. If a new principal comes in and asks any more of them they take issue with that. There are violations of PRIVACY broken everyday at McNab Elementary.
Awful administration which raves about a "B" rating. I suppose it is an improvement from our recent "C" but really??? What happened to the "A's from years ago. This school is in a good neighborhood surrounded by waterfront homes and this is the best they can do???
I have never taught at a school as unusual as this one. There is a core group of long-standing teachers at this school. This group runs the school, NOT the administration! The principal and assistant principal are afraid of this group of bullies. They NEVER take disciplinary action against any of them. Sadly, I will be turning in my resignation at the end of this year.
This school does not like "smart" parents who ask pertinent questions. If you do not feel comfortable about their answers (either from the teachers or the administration), please contact the district at (754)321-0000 to get a truthful answer.
Racism Abounds at McNab Elementary School. The school is comprised of a apx. 60% WHITE students while HISPANICS make up less than 25% of the student population and AFRICAN AMERICAN students number in the range of 12%. There are classrooms in this school which administration refers to as the "MIGRANT CLASS" where a unusually high percentage of the students are Hispanic. There are also classes in the school with a disproportionate number of African American students vs. the percentage of student population.