333 S. Prospect St.
Orange, CA 92869
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Mcpherson Magnet serves 878 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Mcpherson Magnet placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Mcpherson Magnet ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Mcpherson Magnet's student population of 878 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
878 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Mcpherson Magnet is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mcpherson Magnet is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1233 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
14%
12%
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Hispanic
45%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
37%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
So far it''s been a great school! My child hasn''t experienced any bullying in 3rd grade and the teaches are awesome. This is my child''s second year attending!! So far good!
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5  
Our child is having a great time at school, and the teachers are wonderful.
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1  
It is obvious that the administrators are still new. No wonder the bullying at school is out of control. The school district need to keep an eye on the principal, especially the assistant principal at McPherson Magnet school. It is encouraged that they need to take workshops on how to handle bullying as well as take credential/masters courses in positive behavior assessment.
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5  
It's good
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2  
good academics but very cold environment. Unkind to students on many levels and starts at top.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 878 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 20%)

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