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Denton, TX
Students enrolled: 510

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1212 Hickory Creek Road
Denton, TX 76210

(940) 369-3600
(940) 369-4921
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October 29, 2014
I am disgusted with Mcnairs office staff! The staff is very rude and petty. I have lunch with my child 2 to 3 times a week and I forgot to bring in my ID today. I had a sticker from the day before so I showed that. I was told by a lady I see almost every time I have lunch with my child that she wld "have to see if it was ok to let me through" she comes back and tell me she just cant blah blah as if I'm a stranger off the street. I totally understand policy but the way the situation was handled infuriated me to say the least. The lady could have offered at the very least to see to it that my child got the lunch I brought for her, but it was apparent she could care less.It seems that this one old lady in particular goes out of her way to be problematic. My child will not go to Mcnair next year and may not finish out this year.

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October 14, 2014
Im not very impressed with Mcnair so far. There's an older front desk lady that Is very rude and seems like she goes out of her to NOT be helpful. I'm I'm not impressed with my daughter's 3rd grade teacher at all. I'm actually starting to wonder where they find these teachers. I think it's very sad and unfortunate to have to deal with unprofessionalism and carelessness from people that are supposed to be in charge of educating your kids.

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August 18, 2014
Mcnair has a new.principle. whenever there is a complaint about a teacher she quickly doesn't want to speak about it "BUT" when there is a complaint about students she is willing to listen. This year the quality of my kids education has gone down hill. They're having three recess, very poor supervision from teachers. Candy is administered to kids on a daily basis to control the kids. Teachers leaving there classrooms unattended to go to the.cafeteria just see there kiddo. There are lots of favoritism shown to kids that have parent working there at the school or on the PTA. Teachers are on there iPhone giving students free time in classrooms for 45 minutes.while there on their personal phones. This year I've witness more teacher bullying children.lets get BACK to old fashioned teaching. Teachers kids look UP to you all lets show them leadership, let's teach as you committed to do so. Respectively a parent

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August 08, 2014
This school could really benefit from adopting a positive and friendly attitude toward parents. Everything seems to revolve around the convenience and needs of the school without any feedback or concern for the needs or convenience of parents. Particularly parents who work. Just take the parking for example. The school does not have enough parking. And taking up the closest, most convenient parking spots is reserved parking for the school big wigs. Is there not a reason they could have assigned parking by the cafeteria entrance leaving the most convenient for visitors ot the school? If you have a child with any amount of energy, curiosity, creativity, good luck! Your child will be expected to sit still and be quiet for the majority of the day, including while eating lunch in the cafeteria. If you have a question or concern, you may as well keep it to yourself. It will only make things worse for your child. We have had some excellent teachers, but the school overall needs help! The feeder middle school is excellent. I can't wait to get all my kids there!

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April 23, 2014
I can not wait for my kids to all be out of this school and in middle school. I wish I could take my tax money paid to public school and put it into private school. If you want all of the creativity and excitement about learning squashed out of your child, this is the school for you! Not a welcoming or fun environement at all.

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January 26, 2014
This school has went down hill. Teacher are telling kids if they are tardie they have to place there heads on there desk, and lose there recess and move there clips. Teacher are coming into other teachers class room mean mugging students. You don't see the new principle at all around the campus nor the assistant principal either. My kids been coming home saying there teacher been on the computer most of the day and not teaching. To much candy given out to make the kids behave in classrooms. Teacher combining classrooms to take breaks. Child sharing seat in classrooms. Where is Mr Flynn, we need him back. The new principal changing rules parents aren't noticed! There being told to read the Facebook for changes.Parents questions your kid's about every activities in school. Ask your kid how was there day in school. You will hear a ear full

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September 11, 2013
McNair is a wonderful elementary school! I tranferred my daughter to this one, because the reviews of other schools didn't sound good. My daughter loves going to school everyday and is telling me all about the things she learns everyday. Parents have every opportunity to be involved any way they want, easily. They aren't pushy about signing up for the PTA, which was great for me, because I have more little ones at home. The principal is great and is very involved in the goings on around the school. I see him everyday around the school, helping with everything and he always says hi to my daughter and me and he knows us by name.

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March 24, 2013
GREAT school!!! From the inspiring librarian Mrs. Hill, to the entertaining PE teacher Mr. Hudson, what a terrific staff! Mr. Flynn the principal, offers many activities throughout the year for the kids and their families and encourages parent involvement. The new assistant principal, Mrs. Poole is phenomenal! One of our children had her as his 3rd grade teacher and she is hands-down the best teacher any of our children have had; very happy to see her as an administrator and looking over all the children of the school. We will be sad when our youngest moves on to middle school and leave this fantastic school and its knowledgeable, compassionate, and hard working staff.

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May 19, 2011
I have one child that has been at McNair from K-2nd grade and another that is finishing her kindergarten year. We love this school and have found all of the teachers to be very supportive and excellent at their jobs. The faculty is very friendly and parents are invited to volunteer at the school to support the teachers and staff. We are delighted to have our children at this school and look forward to the next several years we get to spend here! They have lots of activities throughout the year for the children and their families and that helps to get parents involved in their children's school.

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April 19, 2011
This is an excellent school. My son attended McNair during all of his elementary years and excelled. Now my daughter is attending here and doing equally well. The teachers have been wonderful. This school encourages parent participation and I have volunteered in the classroom and at events on many occasions. Security is very good here. Everyone must check in and have legitimate reasons for being in the school to come in. The school has a thriving PTA and provides many exciting and educational opportunities for the kids. I couldn't be happier and take every opportunity to brag about my kids education. And the school continues to score EXEMPLARY for a good reason:)

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October 06, 2009
The teachers are great. They truly care about each student.

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October 06, 2009
The quality of education is excellent! The teachers are knowledgeable and caring.

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February 01, 2009
I spend a lot of time at the school and have dealt with teachers at ALL grade levels including the office staff. They all have smiles on their faces and behind closed doors are also happy and excited to talk about what is going on in their classrooms. I see the teachers in their 'personal' space at school where any grumblings could occur. My child is very happy and has really accelerated in her learning. The Principal is open to new ideas and willing to help or particpate in any activity the parents ask him for help with. Having parents on campus and seeing the difference it makes to be involved helps set this school apart from others. We are staying in the area until our kids can finish MCNair! They are renovating it and that is only going to advance the learning possibilities! AAAA+++

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December 20, 2008
McNair is an excellent elementary school in Denton and I am so happy with how my son is doing there. My son is new this year, having attended elementary school in another district. He struggled with his reading abilities at his previous school and as a result, his self-esteem was very, very low. At times he was actually scared to go to school because he knew he couldn't read as well as the other students in his class. We moved him to McNair this year and he has blossomed into a great reader (reading just above grade level) and has developed a passion for learning. His teacher understands that students develop at different rates and has truly helped transform him. I am so grateful each and every day for her presence in his life. The staff is also very friendly and supportive as well.

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November 20, 2008
I am very unhappy with my experience at McNair Elementary. I find the staff/administration to be very condescending. I am tired of the lectures and nagging at parents. The school does not take any responsibility for how their policies could ever be what is causing the problem - the blame is always on the parent and what we need to do differently. Their mission statement says it all...rather than stating what the school aspires to be, apparently they are already perfect. So do not try to offer any suggestions or expect them to look at how any of their procedures may actually be what is causing any kind of problem.

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June 10, 2007
The faculty at this school is wonderful! Thanks so much!

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February 09, 2007
My son has attended this school for 4 years, and is very happy. He has had very nurturing, professional, positive teachers who truly enjoy what they do. The teachers do a great job of communicating with parents, and there is a very positive energy throughout the school!

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February 01, 2007
My daughter has attended Kindergarten and 1st grade at this school so far, and I am very pleased with how the school is run and how the kids are taught.

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June 14, 2006
Absolutely awful! The teachers and staff were completely uncooperative with my special needs child and wouldn t follow instructions by outside professionals (psychotherapists, psychiatrists & pediatricians). In writing they would often agree but never did what they promised. They failed my child and caused more problems with their uncooperativeness. They reinforced many negative behaviors. They refused to educate themselves about my child, who needs were different, and decided they knew better than all the other professionals involved. It was a horrible, horrible experience. I would highly recommend getting an educational advocate for anyone who has a child who has any special needs.

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April 24, 2006
This school is great! The third grade team is very nice! I feel like their is good parent involvement in this school.

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February 26, 2006
For a public school, we are happy with the extra time and activities available to our son. Being dyslexic, we were worried that he would get pushed aside or take all the time needed for the rest of the class. They've added extra teachers to handle his difficulties and others like him in his class.

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Mcnair Elementary School
1212 Hickory Creek Road, Denton, TX  76210
(940) 369-3600
Last modified Mcnair Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcnair Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top