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McPherson Magnet School

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Orange Unified
333 South Prospect St
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-6384

About This School

McPherson Magnet School is located in Orange, CA and is one of 41 schools in Orange Unified School District. It is a magnet school that serves 894 students in grades K-8.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See McPherson Magnet School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

McPherson Magnet School had an API growth score of 918 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. McPherson Magnet School's 2012 base score was 909 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, McPherson Magnet School had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

894

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

10.3%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$8,115
per student
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All Grades Algebra I Performance

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McPherson Magnet School Reviews

By , a Parent on

We absolutely love our school! The principal, vice principal & entire staff are awesome! McPherson is a Math, Science and Technology school and focuses on the needs of our childrens' futures. We have our 4 kids attending and have been part of the McPherson family since our now 7th grader was in kindergarten. The communication is wonderful and the programs they offer are perfect for our needs especially the IEP program. We are so very fortunate to be able to participate in every way possible and we truly do feel as if we are all one big family!

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