Mcpherson Magnet

  • Mcpherson Magnet serves 872 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mcpherson Magnet's student population of 872 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students872 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mcpherson Magnet's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#1650 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Mcpherson Magnet and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Mcpherson Magnet and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
15%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
42%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
39%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mcpherson Magnet.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.650.64
This chart display the diversity score of Mcpherson Magnet and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOrange Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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good academics but very cold environment. Unkind to students on many levels and starts at top.
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