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About This School

Gordon McCaw Elementary School is a public elementary school in Henderson. The principal of Gordon McCaw Elementary School is Jacqueline Walker. 617 children attend Gordon McCaw Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Gordon McCaw Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 617 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Gordon McCaw Elementary School is 17:1. Robert L Taylor Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 25% 40%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 40%
Limited English proficiency 5% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school great principal awesome teachers and staff!!!! If my children had not gotten accepted in a magnet school this would be my kids and I school of choice.

  • (3 years ago)

    McCaw ES has wonderful teachers and staff and it's a shame they have such a poor principal who really doesn't care about the true well being of the students teachers or staff. She is more worried about 'how she looks' and 'what makes her look good' as a principal. With the moral so low with the staff the teachers still focus on doing their job and making education a priority with their students. The PTA is great too and works hard to get more parents involved with the school. The best thing that could happen is for the principal to be reassigned and for the school district to bring in a principal who will genuinely put the students and teachers first.

  • (3 years ago)

    When I 1st moved to the area back in '07 and this school did what the previous school didn't they saw the true potential in my son something I had been "Arguing" with Hummel for 2 yrs this school didn't see a need or a reason to keep him in the special needs class. Once being in a 1st grade class with kids more like himself he went up 2 reading levels! This school truly cares about the students. With every grade since I have been able to volunteer weekly & each teacher has not only more than welcomed the help but you also get a lot of "inside scoop" what's going on in the class. I wish more parents would volunteer like this so that it's more than just an institution. I enjoy the fact that everyone is friendly principle is approachable the festivities that are offered different events like Kite Day or Field Day Fairy Tale Ball....It's elementary school and the school hasn't forgotten that the kids attending are young so things can't be all "stuffy." My son is almost done with 4th & I like the school enough that even during this economy (losing a house & unable to find work for 3 yrs) I did everything I could to keep him there.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Jackie and all her staff here at Gordon McCaw. My children and I have recently bought a home in this area just so that my boys would attend this school all through out their elementary years. We feel right at home here and look forward to the following years to come as long as Mrs. Walker is here with us.

  • (4 years ago)

    school gets worked up about little things. they take little things way too seriously.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have the best teachers and students in the county! We are the oldest and greatest of the elementary schools in Henderson NV.

  • (4 years ago)

    I strongly disagree with this statement!! Wewere new to the school and Mrs walker and mrs Stumbaugh did everything to make my children feel welcome and worked hard to meet all the standards we had set from our previous school! Good job Mrs walker and staff way to go!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school needs a lot of work both in the class rooms and with the staff. i have found Mrs. walker to be very unsatisfactory and to worried with getting ahead in her job to care about the parents and students cares or problems.

  • (5 years ago)

    My two children attend this school and love it. There is a real sense of care and community here from teachers and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's my kids 2nd year attending and they love it. The teachers and staff are great!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have one child in the 3rd grade and she just loves this school.She has gone to Gordon McCaw since kindergarten. I really like everything about this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is more than 50 years old...they have started construction on a brand new building. The teachers and staff in this school go beyond the call of duty. Many have taught the parents of students who attend now. My two boys started as kindergardeners and now are 3rd and 4th graders. The school is very diverse in it's student population. There are many extra activies for the students to enjoy including 'desert trackers' annual talent show student council. They offer before and after school care through the City of Henderson my boys go to the after school session. The staff helps with homework play board games do crafts and really interact with the students. Most days I have to wait for the boys because they don't want to leave! Don't let the look of the old building hold you back....it's what is inside that makes this school extraordinary!

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