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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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).
Good teachers, but lots of 'problem kids' that take teacher's time away from the other kids.
great school but little overcrowded. Teachers are nice,My child loves her school.
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.
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.
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!
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