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PK-5
Public district
Morrow, GA
Students enrolled: 809
 

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2201 Lake Harbin Rd
Morrow, GA 30260

(770) 968-2910
(770) 968-2920
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November 23, 2012
i'm a student of mcgarrah elemtary.And it is a s place.Thiis school is helpful and fun

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2012
My son just started here and I feel that they are doing an excellent job thus far. I look forward to being and involved parent throughout this school year and more.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2009
My step-son moved in with us in April of Last year and he had some issues at his other school. This school seems to care what his best interests are. They compliment him and give him praise where his other school just shot him down all the time which lowered his self-esteem. This school has been really corporating with us to get his motivation and self-esteem back up. I am very impressed.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2009
My daughters goes to this school. They made honor roll A and B and one of top readers in the whole kindegarden class.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2007
I am a teacher at McGarrah and this is a pretty good school. We have great administrators and an excellent staff. The problems that we have come from the curriculum that we are forced to teach. Teachers are not allowed to be as creative as we were in the past and we have to follow scripts to get the kids to 'learn.' They are just learning to spit back answers on cue. We have a good overall school environment and good people, just give us a chance to prove it to you.

- submitted by a teacher

October 04, 2007
My daughter, and I think Mcgarrah is a great school! By far the best in Clayton County.The leadership, and staff have been great. Mrs. Burroughs, Mrs.Griffin,Mr.Iddins,Ms.Yarbrough,Ms.Penczek,and Mrs.Lamb have all been wonderful to myself, and my child. Mcgarrah is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2007
I have three children attending and I believe the teachers are hard working and care very much. There is very little parent involvement it is the same ones every year putting in time and money. Sadly many students do not measure up on standardized tests and this takes a lot of time to bring them to speed. Parents do not take responsibility for their children's behavior problems. McGarrah is by far the best in the county, the county as a whole is a problem. There are too many fund raisers for other causes besides the kids. Mrs. Burroughs is fair, many teachers go above and beyond.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2006
I am a very proud parent of 2 students at McGarrah Elementary. I have great confidence in the staff. As far as these comments are concerned....You can't please everyone. It's usally the parents who are not involved that think everything the school does is wrong! Stay involved!

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2005
This school is the worst. Nice principle, but she defends the teachers when you try to show her there is a big problem.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2005
I feel that the parents aren't as involved as they should be. The P.T.A. nights an open conferences are a joke because hardly any parents show up. I am a teacher there and I'm offended by these comments. I would follow the principal to any school. The school is trying to turn around some previous bad situations and's aiming for higher academic standards. However, this is hard when the students and parents don't care and don't want to listen to what the teachers and administration have to suggest for their children. I truly feel sorry for the small percentage of students who's parents care. These good students get over shadowed by those who consistently get in trouble in school.

- submitted by a teacher

May 21, 2004
It is hard to communicate with the front office staff, they give the impression that they don't care about the kids, they're there for a paycheck. (including the principal)

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
My child has had the same experiences previously described by the other parent. I am sorry that I have exposed my child to this for the last 5 years and I am truly happy that we will be leaving this school behind as my child transitions into middle school.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
This school is the worst I have ever encountered.The school makes it very difficult to be involved. They do not communicate with the parents about what is going on in class and about their children. I would reccommend that parents run far away from this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2004
This school has a lot of favorites. Kids are taught to pass state test not an education. Kids are not treated fair. Theres alot of bulling. And every week school comes up with something else for kids to raise money for them.

- submitted by a parent

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William M. Mcgarrah Elementary School
2201 Lake Harbin Rd, Morrow, GA  30260
(770) 968-2910
Last modified William M. Mcgarrah Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William M. Mcgarrah Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top