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PK-5
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Katy, TX
Students enrolled: 1,234
 

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19315 Plantation Cove Lane
Katy, TX 77449

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(281) 463-5380
(281) 463-5680
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October 08, 2013
I love the atmosphere at McFee!! Everyone is so nice and ready to assist. I am glad that my kids are zoned to this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2013
My kids had attended Mcfee last three years, and I am totally happy with the teachers and the school facilities. My kids are very happy. When I go to the school, I feel happy to see how teachers and other staff are so welcome that you feel like family. They are willing to help and teachers are always open for any problems you may have with your kids either at home or at school. It is a great School.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2013
My kids did not do well here. Constantly bullied and disrupted during class. My sons would come home and say things like " i cant learn here the kids are too bad in class" "they stand on the desk and yell and throw stuff" " and the teachers dont do anything about it". One of my sons somehow got locked outside while the rest of the class was inside. He was unattended and unaccounted for a half an hour. When we called to talk to the principal she blew us off and said I cant (dont) believe this we have never had that kind of problem before. It was also difficult to communicate with her and the teachers as they did not respond promptly. We ended up pulling both our kids out. When we started with the curriculum we bought for their grades they hadnt even started that kind of work. They are way ahead of what the school is teaching now.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2012
If I could pick the perfect school for my kids, this school would come closest to it. If you're reading these reviews to find out more about the school, you need to ignore the couple of them that are negative. Those people must just have an ax to grind an you gotta remember that there are always people who will be unhappy in any situation. Anyway the staff at this school are fantastic and are willing to work hours and hours with any child and parent. They have a tough job to do since so most of the kids are poor and their parents aren't able to help out much, but that doesn't stop these teachers from expecting the best out of their students. What makes it even better is that the teachers and other staff expect that much and more out of themselves. What else could a parent want? I wouldn't want my kids at an other school.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2012
I moved here 6 weeks after school had already started and even though my kindergartner was transferring from another Cy Fair ISD school, it was a world of difference! I have been nothing but pleased and impressed with the staff and expectations. The counsellors are amazing and very supportive and my son's teacher is one of a kind. She keeps me informed and encourages open communication. She also has high expectations for learning and keeps me and my son challenged every day which I love. The school isn't located in an economically wealthy part of town but you would never know that by the level of commitment to making sure that the kids are treated equally with respect and given every opportunity to succeed.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2011
Very pleased with this school. My oldest daughter is in 2nd grade and has attended since Kindergarten. My youngest is in Kinder this year. Communication with teachers and administration has never been a problem. Emails are returned promptly. The music program has been surprisingly excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 05, 2010
It is great hearing the encouraging words from the last parent - so there is hope. However the three years my child has been in the school I myself have reached out email after email and have actually been trying to setup appointments with my childs teacher to no avail. It was bad the past two years but has gotten progessively worse with attempts to communicate - I think it is the reverse. I even add notes to the daily conduct card and provide cell phone, work numbers. The last meeting I had the teacher didn't even call to say she would not be there and the time before she rescheduled only to arrive 10 minute late in the office and basically shut the meeting down after 7 minutes. Again, I hope it is just that we have been dealt a bad hand the past three years

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 02, 2010
I just happened to stumble onto this website and had to take the time to add in my thoughts. My son is in 3rd grade and has been at this school since it opened. I couldn't be happier and neither could he. Even though it hasn't been easy. People in this school have worked hard to figure out what works best for him. I really appreciate that, when I go up there, I'm made to feel like I'm a part of a team of people working for him. My neighbors are happy too so I don't know why there are any complaints. Some of the kids at this school don't have the parent support they need, so the school has to work miracles to get anything out of them. Well, I'm glad my son has people around him who care about all kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 17, 2010
The children are treated like prisoners @ lunch (silent and head on the table when finished eating! Are you serious?). Most teachers have less than 5 years of experience and it shows. Worst elementary school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 09, 2009
As a teacher in the Houston area for 5 years, I have finally found a place that practices what they preach! As teachers, we are taught to teach in a 'positive' way - rewards, praise, etc. As teachers, however, we need that praise ourselves! It's so wonderful how positive and encouraging this school is for both teachers and students!

- submitted by a teacher

August 18, 2009
I rate this school a 10!! I have taught for 17 years and McFee is by far the best school I have ever worked in. The administration is amazing and extremely supportive! Kudos to Donna Harden, the Principal! She runs a tight ship and has only the highest of expectations of everyone from student to staff! I could not be more blessed to have 'landed' at such a fantastic school!! If your looking for a great place to work or a great place to send your kids, then give McFee a try....you won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a teacher

February 05, 2009
I am a proud parent of a McFee 5th grader. The rating that I have given this school is well deserved because of the dedication of and determination of the faculty. Initially upon receiving another re-zoning letter for my child, I was very upset. This was going to be the third time that she was sent to a different school in three years. I felt that there was no sense of stability for her within the school district. I understand areas being built up and zoning had to happen but it was difficult for my daughter to understand it. I am grateful for the staff at each Cyfair school that made the transition easy for her and that kept her learning enviornment exciting. With that much change some kids can get easily discouraged. My hat is tipped to McFee, Duryea and Walker. Excellent job!!!!

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2008
My kids have been going to this school since it opened last year and they absolutely love it. Of course, since they are so happy, I'm happy. The teachers and administrators have very high expectations both for behavior and achievement, in spite of the fact that the kids they work with can be very difficult. I came from a school close to this one and I would fight really hard if the district tried to send me back to that school or to another school. Moms and dads, you can't lose if your kids attend this school! Anyone who bashes this school is just plain wrong!

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2008
This is absolutely one of the best schools any child could attend. From the time you walk into the building, the entire staff -- from the principal, APs, counselors, teachers, instructional staff, everyone! -- works tirelessly on behalf of the kids. This school has many students who don't receive much support at home, and whose parents don't support the school. That doesn't stop this staff from doing everything they can to create situations where every child can be successful. Don't get me wrong, though -- these people have very high expectations and expect the kids to work hard, do their part, and to behave. This makes some parents mad (like the one who commented below) since neither they or their kids are allowed to take the easy way out. That's the kind of school I want for my kids -- and you should, too!

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2007
Brand new elementary opening in August of 2007. We moved here from the Katy school district and my 2 boys love it. They rave about their teachers, library, school lunches which is rare these days and so much more. I highly recommend this school to anyone checking into moving into this area with an elementary aged child.

- submitted by a parent

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Mcfee Elementary School
19315 Plantation Cove Lane, Katy, TX  77449
(281) 463-5380
Last modified Mcfee Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcfee Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top