333 S. Prospect St.
Orange, CA 92869
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Mcpherson Magnet serves 845 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 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 845 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Mcpherson Magnet's student population of 845 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
845 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 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 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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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
26:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
54%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
27%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/28/2021
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!
- Posted by Parent - L.D
5   3/23/2020
Our child is having a great time at school, and the teachers are wonderful.
- Posted by Parent - Goodjoin
1   7/1/2019
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.
- Posted by Parent - parent
5   5/11/2018
It's good
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Anthony
2   4/10/2012
good academics but very cold environment. Unkind to students on many levels and starts at top.
- Posted by Parent - indig

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 845 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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