Daughter just finished her first year at the school. I was initially worried because it was in the "old" section of McKinney. Thankfully, it was just my perception that just needed to be changed. Great school. Awesome teachers who challenge the students and are always willing to stay after and tutor if necessary. Very active administration always looking to improve the environment. I have been thoroughly impressed by the campus and people. Could not have been more incorrect in my judgement of the school at the beginning of the year.
Faubion is a great school--all of my kids have had a wonderful education by many teachers who challenge them and push them to be their best. Don't be fooled by the negative comments or the older neighborhood--Faubion is the best middle school in McKinney.
Faubion has got to have the worst communication in the history of all schools! I have emailed both the assistant principal and principal on at least 3 occasions this year and spoken with the asst principal once and got nothing in return! They have completely ignored my concerns regarding miscommunication and the lack of grade entries in the Home Access Center. Parents have no idea from one day to the next what their children's grades are as grades are either not updated in a timely manner or in many cases, not entered at all! Children are marked absent when they are actually in class, email letters from the principal contain different event dates than what was communicated by a department. I have had it with this school's lack of professionalism and care for our children's education. When you have teachers that are there simply to "coach" or just earn a paycheck...our students suffer! Glad we will not be attending Faubion next year!
Faubion is the best middle school in McKinney--the best teachers and programs around. Your child will get a great education--disregard the negative comments about the neighborhood. It is not a ghetto and the building is getting a beautiful renovation.
Stay away from Mckinney ISD at all costs! The schools here are not zoned geographically, they are zoned socioeconomically! So even if you purchase a house in a nice part of town, they will bus you kids to the ghetto (Faubian) and force them to go to school in a gang infested part of town. Avoid Faubion-it's a dump built in the 50's and is full of asbestos and "undesirables". The other schools aren't much better. They actually bus the other ghetto dwellers and poison the other schools as well.