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K-5
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Aurora, IL
Students enrolled: 641

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3000 Village Green Drive
Aurora, IL 60504

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(630) 375-3400
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May 14, 2014
We moved recently to utah from aurora and let me just say I loved McCarty and miss it a bunch. The teachers at McCarty are great and want your kids to succeed. My son got tons of extra help from the specialists teacher and my daughter got tons of help in speech. I would rate this school more like a ten cause of all the extra support it gives the kids. I get less then half out here in Utah. So way to go McCarty you never know what you have till it's gone!!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
McCarty is a fantastic, diverse, caring environment for both of my children. The teachers, support staff, administrative staff and principal are on the ball and fully engaged with the students. I'm thrilled to volunteer any time I can, just to get a quick peek at my little ones in their own environment. Thank you for providing a safe and fertile environment for learning!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
My son attends kindergarten at McCarty and so far it has been an excellent experience. My son is excited to go to school everyday, despite his clip getting moved down periodically (he's a very social and active little boy). He has comes home excited about things he is learning. They have a great PTA and it is nice to see how many parents are involved with the school and attend events with their kids to support the school. I have talked with the principal on several occasions and am very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I've read many of the reviews on this site and have to say that I am very impressed with the school on several levels: it is a very diverse school with a great mix of families who genuinely care about the students. Yes, the classroom sizes could be smaller, but I've found that when both parents and teachers partner together for the benefit of the student, everyone wins. I will also say that the principal leadership of the school is excellent. The principal is very involved with the students and it shows through her interactions with the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
My children are in Kindergarten and 2nd grade at McCarty Elementary. The new school year was a little rough for them to transition into and I can't say enough good things about their teachers helping to ease this transition and make them feel cared for. The principle also went above an beyond to make the start of the year a good one!! My children have shown such positive results! Thank you!!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Student and teacher ratio is 30:1, Which is very high. You can't expect your kid to learn much in the class room. Very disappointed with school performance.Bottom in the list performance wise in 204 schools. Hoping to move my kid out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
We have had a fantastic experience at McCarty. We are entering our 4th year. The PTA, Teachers & Administration are thoughtful, caring and TRULY working to benefit the students. I'm proud to have my children attend McCarty!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2012
Special need parents don't even think about moving to this school or the school Dist. (204) . Worst place for special need kids, school don't have any ILC Classrooms or Sensory room , we moved all the way from Calgary , Alberta seeing some reviews and invested all the money in a house right behind MacCarty, now we're not able sell this house in the present market.My son is transported to a school which is 20 minutes drive away. Special need parents pls do your homework before you can make big moves and big investments.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
The teachers work hard in this school, however the teacher/student ratio is closer to 30-1 not 16-1 as advertised. I moved to this district and received a shock when I found out there were 30 children in one classroom. How can we expect our teachers to handle this many kids. The entire blame goes to the people/politicians who do not know how to spend money wisely.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2010
The teachers are dedicated and caring.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
I love McCary Elementary School. The principal and the staff are all wonderful people that truly care about education our future! There are so many authentic learning opportunities and enrichment that is provided in all classrooms! Thank you everyone who are actively involved in your child's education. Teaching them manners and preparing them for school before they get there. If everyone does their part, we will continue to be successful!

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October 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
I also disagree with the negative review posted on March 28, 2008. Both of my children have attended McCarty since Kindergarten (my youngest now in 5th grade) and it has been a wonderful experience. I feel the staff and administration go out of their way to create a safe and character driven environment for the students. No matter what school a child attends, there will be occasional behavior issues, but here they are handled well. It is important for children to be taught how to resolve conflict. My oldest (now in middle school) and youngest both love McCarty and have have learned so much here-both academically and socially. Our school is rich in diversity and community - would not change a thing!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
I have a different opinion of the school as compared to the earlier one. We moved last year to this school in Aurora from another school in Naperville. My son had a big transition during his kindergarten year. He was not happy with his earlier school in Naperville, he is sensitive and some kids made fun of his last name. But, after moving to McCarty he looked very happy and content. I saw a smiling face every afternoon when I picked hime from school. He loved his kindergarten teacher Mrs Higgins she was really wonderful. I even like all the teachers who warmly greet the children and welcome them to school. I have had a really good experince with McCarty, they put the smile back on my son's face.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
I have been sorely disappointed by the Facaulty's display of the School and District's Standards. They look very appealing in print, however, they haven't atcually been expressed, by the Facaulty, in the same manner. The Facaulty, in particular, has left me with great concern for the safety of the students. I have watched children walk out of the doors with no supervision. There was a Teacher, who my child has no subjects with, that just sent my child out the door to me without hesitation. This Teacher did not even know my child's name. I have also noticed a lot of, 'bullies,' attending this school. At first I wondered if there was an abundance of children with rough personal lives. Now I believe it has something to do with the way the Policies are enforced (or not so).

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December 19, 2007
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September 27, 2007
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June 07, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 11, 2006
Good teachers, but lots of 'problem kids' that take teacher's time away from the other kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
great school but little overcrowded. Teachers are nice,My child loves her school.

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January 11, 2006
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January 07, 2006
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September 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2005
Teachers and adminstration seem to be friendly.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
My son had to transfer to McCarty from Young Elementary due to boundary changes and the transfer process for all the children was handled sensitively and was well supported by communication between staff and parents. The Principal is very approachable and easy to talk to when you have concerns. The Project Arrow gifted program in McCarty is PHENOMENAL. My son finds it exciting and challenging and can't wait to go to school! The teachers really care about the students and advocate for them when they identify a children who is unchallenged or not keeping up and gets the right people in to address it. I can't say anything bad about it, except maybe the issue of air conditioning, but none of the elementary schools have AC at this time. They have whole building fans that help, though.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
There have been great teachers at McCarty, many though have transferred to others within the district or left to raise their families. Some current staff are wonderful and meet the needs of the individual student; others are unfortunately entrenched in their attitudes/procedures and ignore the real reasons for teaching--to help each student do their best, not just to play favorites, teach 'to the middle', and get a paycheck.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
I currently have 3 children attending McCarty Elementary in grades 1, 3, and 5. The teachers are phenomenal and I feel my boys have received an excellent education. The amount of homework seems appropriate and the teachers make learning so much fun! Having volunteered in their classrooms, on field trips, etc., I can truly say the environment at McCarty is one I am proud my children are a part of. Their teachers have always been encouraging, supportive, and genuinely interested in them. I feel fortunate they are receiving such dedication!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
I am surprised and disappointed to read the other parent comment. I feel like anyone who spends time here would find that McCarty is a wonderful place for children! The teachers and staff are kind, caring and extremely talented. The teachers really know where their students are academically, socially, and emotionally. They are also always challenging students to grow in all of those areas. If children need materials and a curriculum simplified- it is done. If children need a more challenging curriculum- it is done. I believe that McCarty is a very special place.

- submitted by a staff
March 03, 2004
I'm very disappointed in this school. I had checked the school report card before we moved and thought this school would be comparable to the previous school my kids attended, but found it to be much worse. The school work is too easy and unchallenging. The school itself is a bit of a mess and the floor plan/classroom design is poor. There is no air conditioning. The classrooms are small and the library is in an open area in the middle of the school. The staff is bit odd as well.

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January 07, 2004
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Mccarty Elementary School
3000 Village Green Drive, Aurora, IL  60504
(630) 375-3400
Last modified Mccarty Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mccarty Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top