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.
Haven't seen any improvements at the school considering that it received $1.6 million from a bond referendum and the PTA raised over $100,000 last year! The roof is constantly leaking and the air conditioning system is unreliable which causes a constant issue with mold in the classrooms. One would have to ask, "Where is all of the money going?"
Low, Low technology school! Where is all the money going? Children have to share computers, many with broken keys and headsets. No supervision at recess, sure there are teachers physically present, but are mostly on their cell phones or gossiping with each other and NOT watching your children. Children have come home with black eyes and bruises!
If you have a smart child, please go elsewhere! Your child will be ignored with little or no stimulation. They will be denied any computer usage while others play catch up because "THEY DON'T NEED IT"!
I would give ZERO stars if that was an option. If you do not work and have the time to be a "homeroom mom" or volunteer, you will be rewarded with placement into the classes with the most desirable teachers. If not, you will get one of the old croonies that have been there for ages and simply do not care for your child. This school now accepts "REASSIGNMENTS" because so many area families have moved away to better schools.