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About This School

Machado Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lake Elsinore. The principal of Machado Elementary School is Stacey Jo Loughran, whose e-mail is staceyjo.loughran@leusd.k12.ca.us. 758 students attend Machado Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the Machado Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 758 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Machado Elementary School is 19:1. Withrow Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 37%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 2%
Filipino 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 21819%
Unspecified 0.5% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 49%
Limited English proficiency 47% 18%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 month ago)

    Very limited information sent home to parents/guardians some rude office staff (rude to homeless people who are already struggling) too much traffic dropping off and picking up called teacher and never returned call's. Very nice nurse. Rather than following up with parent/guardian on absences they send you a truancy notice. Lack of support for students who are behind have emotional problems or have previously been followed since Kindergarten by Student Success Team at another Lake Elsinore School for not being at grade level and still isn't. Communication with parents/guardians is key written policies not last minute changing the rules provide after school care playtime/ gametime for students and parents/guardians due to the early release from school not just the Think Together Program which I'm sure is great but most go daily with no absences. More approachable office staff. A school counselor/ psychologist that reviews incoming students paperwork and schedules time with parent/guardian to come up with a plan for student success. I believe student success safety and communication for effective learning are keys to improvement.

  • (3 months ago)

    I'm sorry to hear how bad this school and the surrounding area has become. I went to Machado from 2nd-6th grade back in the mid to late 80's and it wasn't that bad. My favorite teachers were Mrs Theresa Thompson. Mrs Sarah Crumbo & Mrs Reyes (can't remember her first name.)

  • (8 months ago)

    This "school" if it can even be deemed a school is an embarrassment to the district. I've noticed a few good comments regarding teachers. Listen people there are good teachers even in the most horrible schools but overall the blame is not on the teachers but the community in which this school is located. I have never written a review before and felt appalled by the good comments I've read. Either the commenters have no clue what a "good" school is or the teachers/staff wrote it in an attempt to portray the school as 'decent'. This school is far from decent and I as a tax payer am outraged that I am finding such a disaster. There is no parent involvement whatsoever and it is located in the center of chaos! If you are looking for a school full of lockdowns uncleanliness rude staff and horrible test scores well this is the school for you. I'd honestly rather home school my child then force them into this school. I can't believe I am financially supporting a school that sets up kids for failure! Simply... It's a HORRIBLE school!

  • (1 year ago)

    My granddaughter goes to this school and what a horrible school it is between the staff treating her bad and the lockdowns that I have heard they have had wow what a mess my daughter is transferring her out! And this poor gal is only in first grade.

  • (1 year ago)

    I could not dislike a school more if I wanted to! I have 2 students who (must to my dismay) attend this "school". I cannot wait until the school year is over! MAKE IT END! Nobody speaks English and heaven forbid they be on TIME for anything! I cant even count on the teachers to pick my kids up on time OR show up for that matter! I have seen the interactions the staff has with students and I am APPALLED! They don't treat the kids like KIDS and rather like objects devoid of feeling! They withhold important information from parents and HOUND you about tons of meaningless nonsense! The only times I have been forced to speak with members of the staff I have to listen VERY hard to translate or decipher what information they are trying to relay! Most of the time when I am picking up or dropping off my students there is POLICE posted everywhere NOT very reassuring! I will NEVER let my children attend this place ever again! I suggest you find another school as well!

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids go to this school. I hate it the teachers blame their inability to teach correctly on budget cut. And when i step in as a parent the teachers get mad and take it out on the children. My daughter has been working hard and i am even paying for a tutor for her and i got her report card and the teacher can not even recognize that she has improved. Hate this school cant wait tell school year over to take my child out of this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school has 95% non-English speaking students (Hispanic). The kids have to learn two languages. How can they be good using English books if it is not their home language? It's harder. The office workers are very nice and try to be helpful. The teachers work hard to teach the non-English population. Thank you Machado teachers! You are super!

  • (4 years ago)

    All 3 of my girls went to Machado and although it was several years ago I appreciated all of the teachers' hard work.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was also afraid to let my son attend Machado because of what I had heard. I was so wrong. Mrs. Forseth is an amazing principal and the teachers really care about the students. My son is now in third grade and I continue to be impressed and grateful that he goes to Machado.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was scared to put my daughter in this school becuase of what I heard. I love the fact of how every teacher and staff make learning fun and exciting! THe involvement of the staff and the principle is wonderful. THey make sure each student knows to get to school on time thier responsibilities homework and etc . Also the are no problems with the spanish and english speaking. Any child that is behind has a special helper help them along so the other children stay afloat. This school has so many outside activities for the whole family which parents attend to. Please look into this school more and find the positive facts not the negative opinions. This school has finally stepped up since they have a couple new staff aboard. I will continue to put my daughter in this school. Im a proud mother and member of the PTA!

  • (5 years ago)

    I had my daughter at this school from K-2 and it was horrible! The kids are bullies I can relate to other parents on this matter. The principal and teacher did nothing! I had her transfer to Rice Canyon best school! I would completely check the teacher if your child goes to this school becaue i must say there are a selected few.. out of the 3yrs my daughter was attending this school I only had 1 wonderful teacher who was there to do his job! Other than that oh my it was a horrible experience and yes I belong to that school but never again will any of my children attend this school. May I add that my child is very smart and recieves A's and B's! She was bullied at this school and last year was even falling behind. She herself would tell me the teacher would fall asleep!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had one child go all the way through Machado and another going through Machado now. I can say the only reason they have made it through is because they are very bright young ladies. There are only a select few and maybe only five really good teachers in this school if you are lucky to request them and know who they are so please look into this school close long and hard before you just except what they try to sell you.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is terrible on everything my son is adhd he was never helped no solution at all he was sad and angry they said ti have people win specialty but was not true ...he was take out from the clasroon... was a very bad experience he was on kinder...i take him to another school railroad canyon he is happy his grade are excellent i found a very great school their team at machado they are low experience....i will not recomend it to any parent with a kid with special need my son suffer a lot there ....

  • (8 years ago)

    This core student base of this school is very heavily non-english speaking Hispanic with accompanying resources and involvement nearly wholly geared toward servicing these students/community. It is an 40 yr old school with very committed teachers that has had the surrounding neighborhood decline greatly around it. Heaven help you if you have a child with special needs or a physical disabilty because this district offers little and denies responsibility for the rest.

  • (9 years ago)

    Considering the location of its school Machado staff do an excellent job at bringing all students up to state standards. The staff are very qualified and helpful.

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