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PK-5
Public district
Shelby County, TN
Students enrolled: 1,205
 

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9800 Macon Road
Shelby County, TN 38016

(901) 759-4530
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August 24, 2015
my daughter has been in this school for 2 years now and I'm not at all happy with anything. The biggest problem is that they're never welcoming of a parent who needs to speak to a teacher or principle about any matter. My daughter isn't happy with the overload of homework and tests that are almost given everyday. Currently I'm looking for a new home to move to and not be zoned for Macon Hall. This school is just too much pressure on the kids.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2015
I've been really happy with our homeroom teachers, they have been really above and beyond great. I thought the extracurricular teachers are okay but undersupplied. All the activities at the school are during the school day. Meaning, you will have to take off work to see plays, concerts, ect. Administration is really... not the friendliest or most responsive to problems. I did a lot of research before we chose this school, and having been a student at Cordova Middle myself, honestly I thought it would be better. It looks nice from the street but, on the inside, the school has no windows! Before Macon Hall, we came from a rural school that didn't crowd the children as much, and had a way nicer music and art room. They have a program running right now that mixes older kids with younger in each hallway, the thinking is that like a montessori school, the older children will "tutor" the younger children. I don't like it. There's a big difference between what's acceptable for fourth graders and what is acceptable for first graders. That said, I think we came at a bad time, when a lot of resources and good students may have left this area for the municipal schools after the merger. It may be that things will get better again after people realize municipal schools have their issues too.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2015
My child has attended Macon Hall for two years now, both kindergarten and first grade. We have had an amazing, wonderful school experience there! The faculty is top notch and the academic standards and teachers are superior. Macon Hall provides both an emphasis on behavior and morals with its virtuequest program, as well as superior academic instruction in the classroom.

- submitted by a community member

February 23, 2015
Out of state parent tried to reach out to the principal at Macon Hall Em. She never return my call or email. Currently filing a complaint.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2015
Unwelcoming and does not support parental involvement of children's education. This is a Title 1 school, therefore parents have the right to know, participate, and observe classroom instruction.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2014
I always liked this school and had wonderful teachers until last school year 2013- 2014. Last year my son was in 4th grade with a new teacher who was quite unorganized. My son has been in the spelling bee every year and won the spelling bee last year. This year 3 days before the last day of school, he was stabbed in the back with a pencil by a student name Garyk and the kid denied it so didn't get in trouble at all. The teacher didn't even call me to tell me about what happened. I got a call from the nurse at 3:30, but it happened at 9:30am. The parents of the Garyk weren't even notified until I complained with the principal about it. I am so glad my son is going to a different school next school year. My son had perfect attendance, but I didn't send him back after that. The kid was mad because my son stepped on his pencil box by accident and broke it the day before. When the incident happened, Garyk raised his had to use the restroom and while on his way, he stopped behind my son and my son said "why are you stopping behind me" and the kid said to do this, and stabbed him with a pencil. I pray for the safety of theses kids, because it is getting pretty bad nowadays.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
My Granddaughter has attended Macon Hall Elementary School for 3 years. The principal, vice-principal, counselor, 4th grade teacher and APEX teacher have been excellent. They are very caring and dedicated educators that have the students best interests at heart.

- submitted by a community member

July 31, 2013
I'm all about good schools ,when my husband and I were searching for a home that was top on our list. I'm so pleased that we have 3 children attending Macon hall and we all love it.Everyone is so nice and the school itself is awesome.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2013
The only reason I'm giving this school 1 star is because I have to give a rating. I moved to this area and transferred my daughter here based on reviews from friends who have kids enrolled there. WORST MISTAKE EVER! My daughter was being bullied by a classmate and the teacher and staff claimed to be concerned, but never did anything about it. It escalated to my daughter being slapped in the face. LAST STRAW! The students are treated like they are in jail, there were never any field trips and they are made to sit and eat in silence for lunch and are punished if they talk. I had hopes based on the fact that the principal was my elementary school principal, but I think their time has passed and they need to retire. My daughter began failing and acting out of her character and when I fianlly figured out why, I made the decision to move and get her back into her previous school. I have been 100% disappointed in the staff at the school, from the top down. I've heard that this school has drastically changed from previous years. I'm just glad I was able to get her out of there before it was too late. My child has rebounded and is finally back on track since leaving.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2013
This school is awesome! My special needs child has thrived at Macon Hall. Their teachers are very caring and the children are great. The only problem I have with this school is the front desk staff, who have somewhat of an attitude, but the principal and vice principals are great,

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November 20, 2012
This is my daughter's second year at Macon-Hall. We moved here from overseas, and the teachers have been phenomenal. She is blossoming from a shy girl to one who is gaining confidence and excelling academically. The principal is great, too. She promptly took action when there was a problem with another student last year and is very accessible. The only two negatives I would give is the lunch schedule (due to number of students?) and the attitude of the ladies in the office. They could you some customer service training.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2010
We lived in the city and needed to move to the county. I was really nervous because I know that in Cordova, there are so many different schools. So I used this site when we looked at homes to see the school zone at each address and that's how we finally settled into this school and home. I am so very pleased. My daughter is in Kindergarten there and she cries if I make her stay home because she is sick. She just adores her teacher and the entire school. We have been nothing but pleased and they do so much for the kids. Couldn't be happier with our decision.

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no rating
February 03, 2010
The school has a great principal but some of the teachers arent so great... As a parent hope u get lucky and get a good teacher theres only a hand full the rest of the teachers arent so great

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January 29, 2010
I love this school and it is very educating the principle is great and truly knows every child by name

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2009
We came to Macon hall after an awful experience in another shelby co school, it was the best desicion i have ever made. we went from struggling with bordem and behavior issues as a result of that to her saying 'I cant wait till summer is over so I can go back to school!' my daughter makes principles list every term! and we have gone from phone calls 3x a week to NONE in the whole year! the parents are great and involved! the kids are great, the learning level is amazing! this is a WONDERFUL school! SO HAAPY HERE!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2009
Macon Hall is an excellent school. I have 3 children who've been students there and my family loves it. The principal is great and, truly, knows every child by name and can identify the parents and to which child they belong. Excellent instruction from teachers who care about teaching and the child's success. Now, this school does not 'baby' children but let them know their self-worth and cultivates their mind by teaching children to think, reason, and make decisions. As an educator, myself, I value education, delivery, and the culture of the school. Macon Hall is a winner in all 3 categories.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2009
My daughter has had the honor to attend Macon-Hall for 6 years. It seems like yesterday when I left her with her Kindergarten teacher.Today, we are in the 5th grade enjoying our remaining days at this wonderful institution. Every year has been filled with creative learning, lasting friendships, and educators that care for the students as if they were their own. My gratitude can never be expressed in words for the well rounded education my daughter has received. I tip my hat to each instructor at Macon-Hall and am grateful for your commitment to our future leaders!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2009
Macon-Hall is an awesome school in every way! After having two children attend Macon-Hall, I can honestly say that you could not find a better education for your child. The teachers are dedicated professionals who truly know how to teach every child. They are warm and nurturing. They have high expectations for all students, but work hard to meet all the individual learning styles and needs of so many students. The entire staff at Macon-Hall is involved in each child's total education, and the principal, amazingly, knows every child in the school. I would unequivocally recommend this school for anyone living in this area.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2009
Macon-Hall is a great school! I was stunned by the remarks of the last review. My daughter attended Macon-Hall Kindergarten through 5 grade, we were extremely pleased with the education she received. The administrators and teachers are very professional and tend to the students on their individual needs. If you take a moment to look at their test scores you will see that the teachers are very dedicated and want to see each child succeed. I think that the other reviews are true statements of Macon-Hall.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2009
I am concerned that all students in this school are not treated fairly in this environment. Administrators aren't genuine and mask some of the real issues in the school. The teachers all look like they are going to happy hour. I think the dress code should be modified.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 23, 2008
This is a great school! I had two children to attend there, and we all were very pleased Mrs. Chambers 5th and Mrs. Robinson 2nd are great!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008
Macon-Hall Elementary is an excellent institution. My daughter just completed first grade there and has had Mrs. Jaime Ross as her teacher. My husband and I appreciate and are quite pleased with her teaching style and the success of our daughter. We hope that she has the same great success throughout her entire academic career. She will definitely be well prepared for college, medical school, and beyond!

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2008
I have had two children to attend Macon Hall. One child had to transfer to Chimney Rock due to rezoning. That school did not compare to Macon Hall. Macon Hall has a wonderful pricipal who know the name of every child, dedicated teachers who aren't afraid to challenge their students, great parent involvement. Although it is a large school, all of the children seem to know and respect each other. I would recommend Macon Hall over any other elementary school in this area!

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2007
Excellent school. super principal, willing to help every student achieve. Excellent PTA program.

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June 10, 2007
I have 3 children that attended this school only one now, but the teachers, and staff are excellent. They are all involved in the learning of the children and I would not recommend any other school other than this one for my child. If your child has special needs it is an even better school my child got everything he needed by attending her for a child with special needs

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2006
Our daughter has loved her time at Macon-Hall. As a parent it wonderful to know that your child is getting excellence academic instruction, strong social guidance and personal attention. The administration and staff are fantastic! It's a big, busy place, but somehow they've managed to keep it personal and give every child the attention they deserve. Thanks for doing a touch job so well!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 31, 2006
As a parent of two in this school, I love this school!! I couldn't ask for better teachers & staff. They are always giving & caring for the kids & their well being. I can't say enough great info on them. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2006
As a grandparent of two Macon Hall students, I simply cannot say enough about this school and the amazing staff! What a wonderful, nurturing environment for our little ones to grow in every day. Along with the academics, we are thrilled to see our 'kids' exposed to the music, arts, etc. We appreciate the care and concern the staff exhibits towards each child, as well as to those of us who are parents and grandparents.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2004
My third grader has been at Macon Hall since Kindergarten. I have always been impressed with the principle, staff, and teachers. Both of my boys enjoy going to school everyday, and both rave about their teachers! I would highly recommend Macon Hall to any parent! Thanks for listening....Mrs. Cindy Kay

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
We recently moved to a different county and had to leave Macon-Hall. There is just not another school like it. The staff is awesome, the teachers awesome, and the children adorable. Even the crossing guard is exceptional! I am home-schooling now (a tough act to follow) and am amazed at how much 'extra' my children learned. I will always be grateful for being a part of such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 27, 2004
I used to work for the Shelby Co. school system as a bus driver for this school. I was very impressed with the children from this school! They are taught to respect each other and they are very well disciplined on the school bus. All problems on the bus are resolved by the bus co-ordinators. I can assume that it is the same in the classrooms. I just had to brag on them!

- submitted by a community member

August 10, 2003
This is a wonderful school! The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The students achieve.

- submitted by a parent

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Macon-Hall Elementary School
9800 Macon Road, Shelby County, TN  38016
(901) 759-4530
Last modified Macon-Hall Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Macon-Hall Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top