Mary McArthur is a great place for students to learn about the Arts. Students in grades K-5 can participate in dance, visual arts, and music. This is the only A+ School in Cumberland County. Students are taught according to their learning style. Students are taught that it is not, "How smart are you", but "How are you Smart." It is definitely a good place to teach and learn.
My school is Mary McArthur Elementary A+ school. I have a child who is now in high school who went to McArthur and had a great foundation for learning there. Now my youngest attends there and is happy and thriving. He loves this school, teachers and classmates. Everywhere you go in life there will be people who you don't agree with or have confrontations with, that is life. The best thing to do is try to work together and at this school I see that between the staff and parents. Its not burger king and we can't have it our way but Mary McArthur tries its best to do whats right for our children.
Mary McArthur Elementary School has great curricular integration of academics incorporated with the Arts. This style involves the wholistic child with the Mutiple Intelligences of learning. The school has a wonderful culturally diverse population of students. The atmosphere and school environment demonstrates positivity, safety, caring and well-being, as well as sucess for students, utilizing best practices and high expectations of each child. Mary McArthur is a centrally located near thorough-fare in close proximity to a major hospital, area mall, shops and resturants.Lastly, teacher/staff qualifications are excellent, Administration/Principal leadership is highly experienced and supportive. Also, the school's PTA-parent involvement Initiative, arts community-based programs and services collaborate toward
My school is Mary McArthur Elementary A+ School. The A+ focus is on academics plus the Arts. There are students in special education and in the regular education that are deaf and hard of hearing. This school has been a welcoming community with several teachers and students taking sign language classes so that they can communicate clearly. The A+ philosophy continues to be a very enriching experience including music, art, dance and informal drama presentations that all of our students benefit from.
This is my daughter's third year here and it's great. I love the arts integration. Last year a few parents got upset because the parking was changed but it was changed for the safety of the children. It's sad that because the staff was trying to protect the students, they got a few bad reviews from grumpy people.
This is an excellent school. The staff is very encouraging and involved with the students, and the students are a great bunch.
This school has a uniquely fulfilling A+ atmosphere. It serves Pre-Kindergarten - 5th grade and caters toward the multiple intelligences. The teachers and staff care about the students and it shows in teacher retention rates.
The teachers my children have had are wonderful, the office staff is wonderful, the principal on the other hand....No words to describe her. Any school would be better without her. She does not take into consideration the parents when making certain decisions and is plan rude to everyone. If she doesn't like you she will avoid you and forget about communication with her, there is none. I would not recommend this school to anyone at all. My children will not be attending this school after this school year ends. Worst mistake ever to have my children attend this school.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. I have had nothing but bad experience here. My child will not be going back to this school. Teacher, Principle, Vice Principle are all rude. The nicest people at the school are the office staff and the children
I really like Mary McArthur. The staff is very nice and I love how they do things there. I will be sending all of my kids to Mary McArthur.
My child has gone here since 1st grade. With the exception of a few teachers, the teachers care and are willing to help a child and teach them what needs to be taught. The principal however is another story. If you have any issue with a teacher, you and your child are in the wrong without exception. You and your child are aways the ones making false accusations. She will talk down to you, belittle you and treat you as though you are the child. Look at the ratings, they aren't showing all of the reviews, there is a reason for it. Stay away from Lola Williams and you will go by smoothly if you get the right teacher. Best suggestion, rather than approaching her, go to the school board. You will not get results by going to her.
We love Mary McArthur Elementary School. On a daily basis our daughter is excited to go to school. Everyone that works at the school has a desire to see each child excel to the best of their ability. The curriculum is consistent throughout the school; the only difference is in the teaching styles and creativity they each bring. The atmosphere throughout the day is consistently positive, and motivating.
My daughter has been going to Mary Mcarthur since kindergarten.She is now in 2nd grade, and we love this school. Everyone teachers, staff etc. are wonderful. They constantly push the kids to be better and to learn as much as they can
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