I am appalled at the very racist comments allowed on this page. Any reviews mentioning race should not be allowed to stay, Great Schools! I have had two children attend McNair. One is in high school now and one is still there. We moved to McNair after attending a private college prep school out of state and found that McNair was ahead of where they were at our old school. I have found the teachers to be responsive and inclusive and interested in working with parents and honest about any possible issues with behavior or schoolwork. I do not have experience with the new principal yet but was very pleased with the previous principal. I do agree that the office staff could be more friendly. I have not experienced outright rudeness but do not appreciate unfriendly staff in a school setting where children may be affected. The population of the school is very diverse. I appreciate this very much, seeing my children interact with people from all over the world.
Some teachers in Mcnair are bullies and exhibit favoritism. They pick on certain children for even small reason. When kids start kindergarten they are new to the whole process. Teachers should be supportive. I have heard of extremely good teachers like Ms Beach but then there are others makes you feel like you rather home school. Communication between teacher and students sucks big time. When child does something silly you get a call and then teacher says that they will work with you. But when you reach out to them they get agitated and you get a cold shoulder.
I have 2 kids at Mcnair, The kids have been happy and so are we in general. Just worried about the rise in the number of kids registering every year.. The school has total 1200+ kids which is way too much for the school to handle considering the space, teachers, facilities. Also there is too much of homework for upper elementary due to which they are not able to do much of any extra curricular activites as opposed to other good schools in the area. Already they do a lot of work during school and again pressurized with homework once they get back home. Too much competition among Indians specially and peer pressure.
I think this is a great school. I have read some mean-spirited comments. If you have personal problems, then contact the teacher/principal. This school is doing the right thing to address the needs of all students.
Very disappointed. My daughter has not had but heartaches coming here. There is no personal care or treatment, principal assistant is nice but Mrs Gooden, the principal has been very harsh and mean towards us. It makes me wonder why she would want to work with people/kids. It appears to achieve good grades,but I believe school should be about a lot more than grades, my daughter has Been begging me to be homeschooled since she started. It is over crowded, you literally have to wait 40 minutes in line to collect,it's not covered so imagine when harsh weather starts,, the place where she is collected is wild and my daughter has been pushed around. Read the reviews on google as well, it is important to know your school because once you are in that neighborhood it's impossible to be accepted in another one
Great school Grades............ then Staff, and New Principal are rude, mean, they gossip, try to dictate everyone, they treat you like a kick on the curb. They raise their voice to you and child and look down to you at all costs. Read the reviews from here, Google and any site. My advise is to take head and go else where
The registrar failed to contact my son's former school for his school records. They had me fill out a form with all the schools contact info and I signed it and they never sent it. They assigned my son to a classroom knowing nothing at all about him. I ended up being contacted by my son's former school asking where he was because they were never contacted for his school records and didn't believe we had enroll him somewhere else. This was a great deal of trouble for me that could've easily been avoided by the registrar doing her job. All she had to do was fax a form. Laziness at it's best. So if you transfer your kid to this school, do not have the false confidence that they will do a good job.
Great school, staff and PTA. However, I feel the homework load and project load is a lot, not required at elementary level. Too much pressure on the students.
This school has a few teachers who show favoritism and are bullies themselves.They make false judgement about kids and have the guts to say it on a child's face. This encourages other students to make accusations and bully the targeted kid. They said to my child on several occasions that her parents are doing homework for her. Who gives them the right to fabricate such lies and thrust them on my child? She was humiliated and degraded several times. I can only imagine how that impacts the child's self esteem. Worst experience because of a few teachers who show favoritism, make false accusations and bullies students.
It's a great school but some teachers needs to focus on the kids instate of themselves and stop blaming parents for kids education. Teacher sees the kids more then the parents and parents do rely on the teachers for their kids education and lives.
This is a great school. Both my kids receive excellent individual attention and guidance whenever needed. Special shout out to health room staff (Mrs. Cross) who helps my son with his diabetes management. The teachers are caring, smart and highly approachable , exactly what element school children need.
We love this school. Teachers go out of the way to support. They are very approachable and always willing to help out. The front office staff are also very courteous and helpful. Overall excellent library, indoor gym and again thanks to all the teachers and staff for making this school an awesome institution and making kids and parents very proud.
We love this school; the staff is really nice and requests are done promptly. The education is great. Building is new. However, we do have an issue with the school not sharing information that I, as a parent, would like to know. Several kids in our class have had lice this year and the school does not alert the other parents. I believe every parent has the right to know if a child in the same class has something another child can spread. That is a parents first defense regarding their own child. Other than that the school is fantastic.
Love Love this school! This school holds the Chess Tournament once a month, and my son loves playing chess there! The Chess teacher--Mrs. Chin dedicates all herself to kids' chess, she is a very great teacher! McNair ES is also one of the center schools of Fairfax County AAP program -- you will see how good quality the school is!
First I gotta recognize there are great teachers on this school, however ... there are teachers who only care about themselves and its like a competition for them. About the office staff.... super rude!! I've only seen the principal being kind and always smiling but her staff .... totally rude, there is even a lady who will shout out loud to the children. There are some cases of bullying reported and teachers didn't solve the problem and took no action until it was elevated to the principal.
My son is in Kindergarten. His teacher was absent so many times and utilized worksheets as her main method of instructing the class. There was very little meaningful or hands-on learning opportunities in there. Also, she missed a lot of days. The front office staff is super rude. I volunteer every week and each time it was like walking into a negative environment. I never felt welcome. My child did learn a lot in his class, but I know his experience was not what we expected for his first year in school. The class also had 25 students. We are moving because we know this isn't the best fit for our family.
At McNair elementary most of the teachers are good. Kudos to Mr. D, Mr. White, Mrs. Chin and Mrs. Juntilla. My kids will have fond memories of this school because of these amazing teachers. However, I have had very awful experiences with the front desk staff. They are extremely rude. If you try to reason with them they will go the extreme of insulting you.
Looks like a buisness showcase group. Parents outwitting each other more than the kids enrolled. It has become a challenge for the parents to live up and excel rather than the kids wanting to do what they want. Parent involvement is to the level that it has become obstructive and derogatory thats why one star for that. Kids showing off their tech stuff and bragging who has IPAD or tablet to read rather than books.
School is really good.Most of the Teachers are awesome.But the front desk people are not at all friendly or nice to the parents.Some people from admin also not at all friendly to Asians.In office we can sense discrimination.If this thing is fixed at McNair ,then it will be the best school in this area.
The most rude staff I have ever seen. They never co-operate with parents. They always try to impose new rules like dictators, they always try to dominate on Parents like small kids or infants. Teacher are not best, whereas some of them are okey.
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