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- a parent
This Is one of the worst schools ever, the teachers don't care at all, they say I will call you and they don't care at all, The teachers and staff don't return emails at all, do not put you child in this school!

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a student
In 6 and 7 it wasn't that much. Now in 8 I have how in every class except English


Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a student
They trying to get rid of gangs the attire is pretty much gang colors. And the teachers are rude



- a student
The dress code is ridiculous, my mom never can find Mac attire cloths. They have vending machines right there but they get mad when you use them like get it taken away there's no point in having it there. An about the dress code we could tell who's poor by what shoes people have this school sucks glad this is my laste year



- a parent
Every student had an iPad and a new technology focused curriculum last year. It also has some very hard working teachers.




- a parent
Mac is a great school all things considered. Teachers care and work extra hard to take care of the students. It's more diverse than a lot of schools in the district which is a plus. It isn't full of spoiled rich kids like other near by private schools. Teachers and principals really care. I just wish more students and parents were proud of their neighborhood school and continued to grow community pride and involvement in this historic school.



- a community member
This school is one if the worst in the world. Teachers expect to respect them but they don't respect you. They NEVER help anyone. The dress code is ridiculous because McLaughlin is the only school in bad to have a dress code. The principles yell at you teachers say bad words and talk behind your back to other teachers. I think this school needs new principles and teachers or be shut down.



- a community member
I love this school. (: It is so awesome and great. The teachers a cool. My 6th grade math teacher, ms. Pappan is the BEST. I love you. Sincerely, Denisa Husic




- a parent
The previous Principal was excellent. The high-ranking comments from 2009 and before were because of his leadership, in my opinion. The current Principal is terrible. There are non-stop verbal fights between students using vulgarities I cannot repeat here, increasing in intensity because the problem isn't dealt with promptly. Eventually these verbal conflicts become physical altercations, not just between 2 students, but between gangs of friends (because it escalates to that extreme). This would have never happened with the previous administration. The kids fear for their safety and there is little supervision or protection. One security guard simply walked away when my student asked for help. When a girl called my daughter "Ugly," the counselor's response was, "Well have you looked in the mirror lately?" The Principal's way of dealing with the violent girl cliques is to create a new one called the "Sisterhood" Group. From what I understand, this group was established to get the bullies and their victims together to "work things out." It isn't working.



- a parent
Mac is about test scores, nothing more. Every year, the teachers tell the students about how important the WASL is. Being able to pass a single test is a lousy indicator. (The DMV makes us all take a standardized test, too. How was your drive home from work today?) The teachers are fine for the most part, but the school policies are for the benefit of the administration, not the students.

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