Supportive community, teachers dedicated to enriching children's experience, excellent leadership. Very happy to be at McGilvra!
Committed parent support sets McGilvra apart from so many there public school options. Where the district and state funding falls short, McGilvra parents work hard to offer necessary resources to provide children with comprehensive support, With these efforts, teachers are supported with arts, recreation and academic support, special education support, before and after school options and a myriad of activities. While striving to meet benchmarks set forward by National guidelines, the teachers teach with the learning style of the students in mind, not a standardized testing cookie cutter method. Their efforts are fully supported by an attentive and caring administrative and support staff that is exceptionally devoted toward the success of the students, not the reputation of the school. There's a wonderful effort to involve parents and the local community in many events through the year. The efforts placed into helping the students feel successful, creative and included is of paramount importance. McGilva is a great example of things that should happen in public education. We couldn't be more pleased that our son is nurtured every moment of his time at McGilvra.
One of the best public education schools in the district. The student-teacher ratio is perfect and the staff is very involved in the overall education of students. The school understand the relationship of arts, academia and physical activity to stimulate the minds and creativity of the students. There are a lot of extracurricular options for the students, and the parent involvement is fantastic. They not only celebrate the students achievements, but the parents raise work hard to provide the funds needed that are always needed due to overly-burudensomebudget cuts. Many local businesses are also very engaged and encourage the children to use their storefronts to showcase their art. This is truly a community school worthy of distinction. The curriculum is carefully constructed to incorporate federal and state mandates like Common Core, but really go above and beyond when it comes to engaging learning. I've talked with almost all of the teachers and staff they all seem to love their jobs more than any other teacher I've met. We have long-time community volunteers who still stay involved with things such as the garden, long after their own children have graduated.
Strong sense of community. Fantastic integrated arts program. Real teacher engagement. Plus an ejection of fun.
This is a great school. Proaactive PTA. Small class size and caring faculty. Exceptional.
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