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About This School

Mary Morrisson School is a public elementary school in Conning Towers-Nautilus Park. 353 students attend Mary Morrisson School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 41% of the 353 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mary Morrisson School is 14:1. Pleasant Valley School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 8%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 13% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Asian 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I completely agree with the previous post! My children are genuinely excited to go to school and I think it has a great deal to do with these teachers. I'm so proud of their growth and I couldn't be happier with the environment that this staff is providing for our family. Thank you to the principal and these energetic and highly dedicated teachers!

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my daughter (2nd grade) and son (3rd grade) are attending MM and I have to say that I'm grateful for the education that they've received. The teachers at this school are highly dedicated and my child truly looks forward to going to school each and every day. Both of my kids have grown both academically and socially and I have the staff and the wonderful principal to thank.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our second year at MM and I like all the improvements I'm seeing. Our first year did not go as well as I had expected but the Principal personally worked with me and made sure all my concerns were addressed. Our second year at MM is going much better. My daughter is improving and blossoming into a child who looks forward to going to school every day. I like the team approach at the school and it's working for us. Thank you MM!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son goes to MM and I have to say that I'm absolutely thrilled with the direction that the principal and the staff are taking the school and my child's education. The principal seems to bringing in a wealth of new teachers to add to many of the already established educators and I feel as if it's creating a great blend. I've heard so many positive things about the new teachers over the past few years and I feel as if the school is truly on the rise. Very proud to be apart of the MM community!

  • (1 year ago)

    This was the best school I ever attended but no more. I was excited when we knew we were returning to Groton and my kids would be able to go to Mary Morrisson. The old principle Mr Leonard loved the kids and knew all of us. His replacement hates people and does not even try to do her job. The new teachers don't teach they just read lessons to the class. So disappointing.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is behind the time educational power curve but tries to implement high educational standards. My son who attended MM last year in 5th grade was told he was behind and needed remedial help. But when my son was going to school in Kentucky he was an above average student good grades and high standard test scores. We brought that up at a principle-parent-teacher confrences they said that he good performance in KY was irrelevant. My son also went from loving school in KY to hating school at MM. This is definatly not a good school for military children they deserve better. The Pre-K situation there is unsat I never heard of a school putting childrens names in a hat and picking who can attend Pre-K. What I dislike is that they use average pre-K kids to teach special needs kids. This holds up a childs development and cheats the special needs kids from the attentino they should be getting from the teaching staff. I hope I get PCS'd soon to get my kid out of this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This was our children's first year at this school and hopefully the last. We are currently looking to move out of this area. I was told MM was the best of the three elementary schools located in military housing. It's very sad that military children are taught at a school with such low teaching standards. No grades (why 4th and 5th graders are still getting S's I's and N's is beyond me) no award systems. They don't want kids to be left out but how isn't that leaving out the ones who are excelling? I had a child bored out of his/her mind b/c the children in his/her grade were doing stuff he/she did the following year at a different school. I have talked to several parents who have now decided to homeschool or leave the area. Children who move away and are being pulled back a grade level. Please be proactive in your child's education. Don't accept mediocracy when it comes to learning for your children. I really hope the school turns around as a new principal is taking over but it's going to take a lot more to turn MM around.

  • (2 years ago)

    The fifth grade teacher Mrs.Y has a poor attitude in teaching!!! praising one student in front of the others is not ok.. when everyone has worked hard on their projects unlike the student she praised her MOTHER did her project said from the child herself!!! If this teacher and a few others are miserable teaching or don't have the patience anymore then RETIRE!!! The lack of education in the Groton district is horrible.What kind of school sends homework with no example of lessons that was taught during the day? Don't get me wrong there's some teacher's who care in this school. The principal she's unfair and tries to sugarcoat everything especially when covering for a staff member or a student who's in the wrong but want's to make that child seem like the victim.I hope with the new principal things chang because if not the reviews for this school is just going to get worse!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Yikes that's the first word that comes to mind when I think of this school. I couldn't believe the lack of teacher/parent communication. Also if your child brings home math homework and has no examples to look back on it's because they don't allow students to take books home in fear they will lose them. I even offered to pay for a book. A principal should have the best interest of the students but instead this principal only looks out for the best interests of her teachers. If your child is way ahead there are no resources for them so they just get put in a group and read amongst themselves until they are bored with school. If your child is behind....they just sort of get left behind. There really needs to be a reassessment of some teachers teaching at Mary Morrisson. If you are so miserable maybe it's time to retire or switch careers. It's beneficial to the students if they enjoy their teachers and the teachers enjoy the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended first through fifth here and I LOVED it. If it's anything like it was back then it should be a great school. This is the ONLY school that I remember well (I'm a navy brat of course) and my teachers were so caring and nurturing. I don't think I'd be at the level I'm at today if I hadn't had them. I don't think any of my teachers are still there today or the principal or any of the staff members I hung out with. But the mission and core values were clear back then. I can't imagine they would change much.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is learning things at MM in 3rd grade that he learned in K-2nd back in NY.. They are WAY behind.. The principal is definately not fair to everyone as well as the teachers. Everything has to be 'their way' or they arent happy.. Parent suggestions are not even taken into consideration or are shot down immediately.. I pulled my son out and enrolled him elsewhere because with as far behind as Mary Morrisson is I dont want to move (we are military) somewhere else that was where NY was and have him fall behind.. Very bad wouldnt of picked it for him if I knew any better....

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school!! The teachers are great!!! I have moved in the middle of the year to a different school and state and miss the warmth and growth my child had here.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school does not teach children at all levels. The principle is not fair to all students and if you have a choice do not pick it for your children.

  • (5 years ago)

    My children have attended Mary Morrisson for over 3 years now and we love it! The teachers and staff are very warm and caring and my children have thrived here. My oldest has gone from struggling through math class to testing ahead of her class! I couldn't ask for a better elementary for my kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    Parent interaction in the classroom is discouraged. I feel that it is important to be involved and MM does not support the parents with parent involvement. The PTO is a joke!

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe that the quality of the teachers interaction not only with the students but with the parents surpasses all other Elementary schools in the district. This is not the only school my child has attended in this school district.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mary Morrisson is a wonderful school. I had 2 kids that attended the school over a two and half year period. They love the school and were sad to have to move. The staff is dedicated. The teachers love their job

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is horrible.my daughter went there for only 2 weeks before i had to pull her out and put her in private school.she was so bored because they were teaching her things that she had learned two years ago at another school.she dreaded going to school those two weeks which was not her personality type.mary morrison no way!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child went to kindergarden here. He absolutely loved his time at this school. There is a focus on making sure that the children recieve the attention that they need to succeed. Safety of the children is another major concern for the school. The staff in the office is the best I have ever seen. When you walk in to the school you just know that your child will be safe and cared for. I cant say enough good things about this school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent of this school. I actually attended this school. I remember the school being great.The principal was very dedicated to the school and the kids. I cannot remember his name. I would like say Lenard but not sure. I had a good time and experience at this school

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