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K-5
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Williamsburg, VA
Students enrolled: 572
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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700 Penniman Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185

(757) 220-4067
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May 26, 2014
I think this school is OK. My daughter has gone there since the end of 2nd grade. When I compare to her last school (lee Jackson in Mathews) this one isn't nearly as good. The teachers are not every involved. They don't send notes when homework is missed, the seem to believe the students will learn from failing a grade 6mo. later. We don't know enough information bout events going on in the school to attend the FEW there are. My son is Autistic and I fear for him next year in K. They don't communicate well with the parents, and don't care they don't. Edline in this school is useless they don't update it except the week of reports plus they don't add missed work to get it done.. So though my kids go there if given the option would choose another. Last year the principle got arrested for DUI and hit and run... great examples there. ( I think the principle is better this year) thankfully.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2014
Teachers need to slow down and teach at the children's pace. Sure it's easier to teach children who confirm in a box but 90% of the human race learn differently, so the teachers should teach the way kids learn. The new math is confusing and our child would get answers to the problems in a quiz, activity or test correct, however the teacher marks it incorrect if the children wouldn't complete the problem the way it was taught. Why does it matter? If the answer is correct the student should recieve credit. Teachers at Magruder are only concern with their schools scores and not thinking of how yet can make learning fun for the students. The asst. Principal at this school is wildly inappropriate and is rude to the kids, she's so concerned and anxious about everything. It's frightening that our kids observe these teachers behavior daily. We're moving soon to another area of Williamsburg so the children can attend a more positively involved school named Matoaka, my wife and I have toured and observed this school and really love what we see. Magruder is overrated and should take a look at many missed opportunities starting with the caddy faculty.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
Excellend overall school, have three kids, one going into 5th grade the other 2 going into 3rd. Excellent teachers and parent involvement is high. Only downside is they are on their 3rd Principal in 3 years and will be getting a new Assistant Principal, the new principal is coming from outside the district so that is an unknown at this point. High technologically driven school with students having access to all sorts of learning tools from iPODs, to computers to video cameras. Our oldest has special needs and the school has treated him great over the past 5 years!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
It's a wonderful school! My daughter is very happy here and I feel confident that she's getting a great education. The admin staff is very friendly and helpful and the teachers actually care about teaching.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Magruder has been a great school for my children. The teachers and leadership do a great job of meeting the needs of different types of students with different abilities and learning styles. There are plenty of opportunites for parents to be involved if they choose to do so.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
My children are just as important to them as they are to me.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
Magruder is a good school. Most of the teacher that my son's have had are excellent!. Kudos to Mrs. Florence, Mrs. Dormire and Mrs. Mitchell!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Magruder Elementary is a great school with wonderful teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Smart kids,really nice enviroment to grow!Excelent actitudes from custodians to teachers,I even move so all my kids can be at this quality high level of learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Kudos to MES !!! The teachers and staff are the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I love Magruder because of its family and community diversity. There are all walks of life learning on one cover.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great school with fabulous teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Magruder ES is a wonderful inclusive school for both my autistic 2nd grader and twins in kindergarten :o) Great kids, teachers & staff! I am also happy to be more active in the PTA this year as board treasurer. Magruder Panthers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2009
This review is way overdue. My daughter had Mrs. Murawski as a kindergarten teacher and I must say I have yet to meet such an outstanding teacher like her. Mrs. Muraski together with her assistant Mrs. Leviner made a great team and gave my child a great foundation that would carry her throught out her life. We feel very blessed that we had the opportunity to have those two wonderful ladies on our side to teach valuable lesson to our child. Mrs. Murawski goes down in our history book as the greatest kindegarten teacher.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
My son just finished his kindergarten year at MES and I can not say enough nice things about the school. The office staff was always helpful and his teacher (Mrs. Murawski) was outstanding! We just had to move out of state, I'm only hoping his first grade teacher is as great as Mrs. Murawski..she's a tough act to follow!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2008
I've been happy with the teachers, activities ,academics, and administrators here at Magruder (my daughter is in 2nd grade now).

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 04, 2007
I would not recommend MES to anyone. I would describe some of the administrative staff as having aggressive demeanor. A few of the teachers have good teaching abilities and truly enjoy the children. The direction of any good business starts with a professional positive administrative staff. In my opinion this school is lacking in several areas.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
MES is a fantastic educational institution with highly involved and experienced staff. The principal is hands on and always looking for ways to improve the performance of the students. Discipline at MES is 'in check'. Students know there are consequences to their behavior. I would like to see more spirited activities at MES like assemblies and talent shows. Fun activities should still be a big part of school for this age child. PTA was quiet last year, and hope to see its presence more this year with all the involved parents that have children in this school.

- submitted by a teacher
June 08, 2007
We have moved from other school districts across the country and I find this school to be very disappointing. Altough there are great teachers at some levels,the leadership of the school with the new principal is not strong. If you want to be in this school district, I recommend that you choose a different school (ie magnet or private) to send your child to. No school can record great success without great leadership and direction. Parent involvement is not appreciated by all. This school will slowly lose all of it's best students without a new direction.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2004
Mr. Dolak, principal, is terrific. Ms. Upmeyer (K), Mrs. Taylor (3rd), Ms. Florence (1st), Mr. Cochran (5th) are all excellent teachers as is the entire Magruder Staff and Administration. My wife and I have been pleasantly surprised with our children's performance--a real testament to these fine educators and the Magruder environment. Thank you. Brian J. Dow

- submitted by a parent
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Magruder Elementary School
700 Penniman Rd, Williamsburg, VA  23185
(757) 220-4067
Last modified Magruder Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Magruder Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top