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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Effective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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McGilvra Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
The principal gives a huge speech each year about how kids are expected to be good citizens by showing compassion, caring and empathy. Ask around, the principal is know for practicing the opposite of this. You can't expect kids to practice these things if the principal refuses to act with those same principles.

McGilvra Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
Some teachers are great about fostering honestly, integrity and fairness while others couldn't care less. I don't think the principal has much integrity, so it would be impossible for her to foster it. She's more concerned with test scores than students feeling safe and appreciated. Safety is barely addressed on any level, from bullying to the aggressive drop-off and pick-up mess on either side of the school. The principal all but ignores parent concerns about safety.


McGilvra Elementary School 3

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
Too much pressure on kids for fundraising every week. Principal is detached and test score driven. Cares more about teachers jobs than educating students. There are some great teachers, but a few horrible teachers. Great parent involvement. Terrible traffic jams on both sides of the school. The school district should hire traffic guards for safety of the kids from aggressive driving parents.. The principal is more worried about her orange cones being touched than to be outside to monitor traffic. The principal is a poor communicator. Sends horrible emails to the parents every week, ranging from hostile to ineptly written. Most parents have written her off as useless, over her head and a poor leader. Great teachers for most grades, but a few bad ones with bad reputations.

McGilvra Elementary School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
Kudos to all of the support staff from the front office, nurse, Ms. Melonie, the art and music teachers, the reading and math support teachers, librarian and special ed team. You guys support the gen ed teachers so much, yet barely get recognized with bonuses or gratitude because you do what you do so humbly and quietly. If not for you, our school wouldn't be nearly as effective at educating our children.

McGilvra Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
The kindergarten and first grade teachers are exceptional and well respected. Second, fourth and fifth are great and easy to work with. There's a drop-off in student numbers that start to show in third grade and extend after third grade. It's common to hear that third grade is the least enjoyable year at McGilvra for kids.


McGilvra Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
The homework amount is just right, but the math is especially ridiculous involving complex, unnecessary writing and drawn out process that take 5 minutes for a problem most could solve in 10 seconds using methods parents learned. For those of us who became attorneys, executives, engineers, doctors or almost any profession, we did it using non-Common Core math. Our kids could focus on so many other things if not spending 40-60 minutes a night on common core math.

McGilvra Elementary School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
Sometimes it feels as if during the middle of grade school, creativity and interest are discouraged and replaced by the persistence, grit and determination of conformity. Taking away a child's interest in school and making them fearful of being ridiculed in front of their class by a teacher is wrong on every level!

McGilvra Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted October 25, 2015
- a parent
To develop respect for students, the teachers and admin need to show that kind of respect. Most do, but a select few have reputations for being unbearable.


McGilvra Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted September 28, 2015
- a parent
the principal does nothing about bullying. she supports teachers over students and clearly hates dealing with parents.

McGilvra Elementary School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted September 28, 2015
- a parent
some teachers truly care, but there are notable teachers who are mean to parents and children alike

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McGilvra Elementary School
1617 38 Avenue East, Seattle, WA  98112
(206) 252-3160
Last modified McGilvra Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
McGilvra Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top