School Details

McSweeny Elementary School

451 West Chambers Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 925-4366
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 804 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
51%
56%
70%
60%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
37%
46%
53%
60%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
56%
65%
58%
64%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
53%
60%
49%
57%
65%
39%
43%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hemet Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McSweeny Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hemet. The principal of McSweeny Elementary School is Daryl Wallace and can be contacted at dwallace@hemetusd.k12.ca.us. 804 students go to McSweeny Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 21% of the McSweeny Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 804 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at McSweeny Elementary School is 21:1. Crosspoint Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% 42%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Filipino 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 71%
Limited English proficiency 21% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers and parents are great. The principle and the office staff are rude. The violence is getting worse at McSweeny and students are not disciplined. My kids say when a student gets in trouble they come back from the principles office with stickers and pencils.

  • (1 year ago)

    My 3 kids have only been here for a short time. But they love this school their teachers get concern on their learning. And try their all to help them be in the level they supposed to be. I'm very content with this school. Keep up the good work!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school. I have two kids that have been there K thru 5th and currently have another child in the school now. The teachers are outstanding and the principal really cares about the school and students. I would recommend this school to any parent looking to further their child's educational opportunities. Please keep up the great work.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff cares and loves the children. This school has a staff that enjoys their job. This is important to me my grand children attend school here.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has the greatest staff!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is awesome! The principal makes it a point to know what our kids are learning and what their interests are. He gets to know them! There are many programs. The GATE program is making my children very happy--they have different learning opportunities! All the teachers really care..

  • (6 years ago)

    Very clean and Very organized

  • (6 years ago)

    McSweeny Elementary is a wonderful school. My children are receiving a good education and surrounded by caring teachers and an involved supportive and caring principal. The environment is fun and comfortable and my kids love going to school there!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a child at this school. His first 3 years were great. Since the inception of a new principle and office staff things have gone down hill drastically. There are a few great teachers here but the administration leaves much to be desired. My child has had far less projects then my other children who attended other schools within the same district. The expectations at this school seem to be low. It's a very sad situation. They focus on test scores. Motivation from the 1st to the 5th year has dropped considerably. The new principal is not as involved and the front office staff leave a lot to be desired

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of leadership amoung the Principal and A.P. is great. They are always helpfull and put the students needs first.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has been in the special education program here for the past two years and we are extremely happy with both his teacher and the principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    Mc sweeny was the most unmanaged school I have ever seen the principal savage was very rude.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would just like to say that your child can get a great education in this school. Their teachers principal and staff are excellent always give the extra mile to help you out. All of their programs activities etc are awesome too.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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