Mcpherson Magnet

333 S. Prospect St.
Orange, CA 92869
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 835 students in grades Kindergarten-8, Mcpherson Magnet ranks in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 835 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • : Top 20% in CA
  • : 51% (Top 20%)
  • : 62% (Top 30%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • 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 835 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
835 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Mcpherson Magnet ranks within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mcpherson Magnet is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#1829 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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51%
33%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
62%
47%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
21:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Mcpherson Magnet and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays 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
13%
12%
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Hispanic
53%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Mcpherson Magnet and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
28%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mcpherson Magnet.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.63
This chart displays the diversity score of Mcpherson Magnet and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
51%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mcpherson Magnet's ranking?
Mcpherson Magnet is ranked #1829 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Mcpherson Magnet?
835 students attend Mcpherson Magnet.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Mcpherson Magnet students are Hispanic, 28% of students are White, 13% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mcpherson Magnet?
Mcpherson Magnet has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Mcpherson Magnet offer ?
Mcpherson Magnet offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Mcpherson Magnet part of?
Mcpherson Magnet is part of Orange Unified School District.

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 (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 835 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 51% (Top 20%)
  • : 62% (Top 30%)
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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