Students enrolled 308
School leader Mrs Tammy Dexter
Transportation options Yes
District Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

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1535 Joyce Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714

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(812) 476-3035
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4 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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November 05, 2011
*I'm A Former 6th grader as foor now and loove it at mcgaary buut then again i dont really it becuase esome of theseend you out in the haltalking to you self we. We are going threw alol of our teacher are leaving to go to dit schhools and it suuck but i love md my name is diamond makay

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2011
im a 8t h grader at this school and i hate it im sorry wort years so far in school ive had lunch trays dumped on me things stolen my locker vandalized and to top it off they have uniforms i hate it

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2010
I am a former student from McGary Middle School and I loved being there. I was there 6-8 and the teachers were amazing. My teachers understood me and helped me along the way. They treated you like their children and cared a lot about the students. Yeah there were some fights, but what school doesn't have fights? I now attend Harrison and this school is awful. The staff is ridiculous. I would rather be at McGary where there weren't that many fights because Harrison has a fight at least once a day. I would highly suggest sending your child to McGary Middle School!

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2010
I am now a junior at North High School, but I went to McGary all three years of my middle school career. I loved it. I did really well in all of my classes and my teachers helped me out alot. Of course there are some downsides, like it is a small campus, and there are occasional fights. But the teachers are outstanding and the students, for the most part, are pretty cool.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 23, 2010
mcgary is a good school the science teacher is a good teacher and is the best teacher in the school there is other teacher that help a lot but there's are some teachers that don't like to help i think if you want to be a teacher you should want to help kids but a lot of the teachers do help the school is the best and i learned that by moveing a way and i want to go back soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you will make friends . the first day you go you will learn so much you may here bad things about mcgary but your kid will love it i went ther from 6,7,and some way of 8th and i loved it .my teachers was MR.rice, Mrs.nunn, mrs.ellis ,and more love them all so much and miss them i go th castle south now and its not good :)

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2009
I am a student and love it. The only thing is it is a small school and hard to get around during passing periods. We need 5 minutes instead of 3, but otherwise it is a great school.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
This school I would say is mediocre. I went there for 1 year and found that some of the teachers are cool like one of the science teachers there, but there are also some that I thought they were wasting my time. But it was a good year.

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2006
I think that McGary Middle School is an okay school. I went there for 1 year and found it a smart school. the students are little to self willed but they aren't to bad. the PTA is amazing. and the variety of sports just shocks you. but they expect a lot of students. not to much but just enough.

- submitted by a former student
December 13, 2006
i am a student and mcgary is the best school in the world.they have nice teachers and great after school programs.and the reserve team made it to the CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2006
Best thing going for the school is that it is a feeder school for Harrison High School. The smarter kids are bored and not mentally challenged. Average students are left alone because the teacher's time is spent with the class clowns. Principal is ok, Asst. Principal needs replaced. The school is mediocre.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I am very pleased with McGary School. It is my son's first year in middle school. I think that the faculty and staff seem very knowledgeable and that they have helped to make his transition from elementary to middle school very smooth. I am impressed with the administration. The principal and assistant principal are friendly yet firm and seem to have a genuine concern for the students. The extracurricular activities are light currently because of ISTEP testing, but from all appearances there will be many choices soon. Already, my son is taking advantage of a special class for percussion one afternoon a week and has plans to try for the basketball team. Our family has joined the PTA. There is a need for volunteers - I have had the opportunity to help a couple of times already. The other parents are friendly and welcoming!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
This is my daughters first year in McGary Middle School, and I really appreciate how that they welcome the 6th graders coming from elementary, my daughter is very prepared for this year, thanks for the involvement of the teachers and the introduction to the new school year. Her teachers are very friendly and thorough with them about their classes and schedule. I am proud to have my daughter going to McGary for the next 3 years.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2006
As an 8th grader of McGary, I should let you all know that it is a safe school. Of course we have fights, just like any other school. But people shouldn't say rediculous things about McGary just because of its location. We learn the same things as every other school. Just because our school is located next to the ghetto means nothing. If anything it makes us more unique because of the variety we have. I would say that McGary is the best school out there. Its a proven fact that we have the best science teacher for 8th grade! And people try to think they are so much better than us, McGary has made me grow into a young adult and it has taught me so much. I wouldnt trade schools for anything!! Thank you. MKM

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2005
we are off to a wonderful start this year,and i am so happy my daughter kelsea is a part of mcgary middle school. i have a 16 year old daughter who went to mcgary and did outstanding and here we are again and the year has been so full of fun and exciting times with of corse the learning exspriences that a child needs. i am a pta mom and belive in being involed at my childrens school. the teachers and the staff at mcgary have a wonderful affect on the kids and do their best to fit the needs of each child. i am so pleased to be apart of mcgary and i feel safe every morning sending my child to school knowing she is getting the best education and being treated with respect and learning to give it as well!thank you all over at mcgary!sylvia

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2004
As the mother of an 8th grade daughter at McGary and 2 sons who have went on to Harrison I am pleased with the education my kids have gotten here over the years. Any time there has been a problem it is always handled promptly and the teachers have always been more than willing to answer my questions or those of my kids when needed. No school is always going to be able to provide the one on one attention that every student may need at times and that's why I feel it's important that the kids themselves and the parents need to not be afraid to speak up and ask for help when it's needed. I'm very proud to be a McGary parent and wouldn't have had my kids any where else. Thanks Mr. Mosby and staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2004
I feel like McGary could be a good school but the staff treat all children the same because if a few students dont want to learn or advance and a few just dont understand or are just a little slower but they really want to learn and want to advance but dont have a chance because they are thrown in the same category as the students who have no intrest in education. I dont think its fair for those students who just need the little extra explanations or one on one now, and then to be thrown in a catergory that they have no choice of being apart of the teachers just automaticly put them there. That to me is sad and a waste of our young minds and our future.

- submitted by a parent
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Mcgary Middle School
1535 Joyce Avenue, Evansville, IN  47714
(812) 476-3035
Last modified Mcgary Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcgary Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top