School Details

Jesse McGowen Elementary School

4300 Columbus Drive, McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 302-7500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 699 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
87%
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81%
78%
69%
86%
87%
79%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • McKinney Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
81%
72%
85%
75%
68%
85%
81%
72%
89%
80%
71%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • McKinney Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
87%
77%
91%
84%
75%
92%
87%
77%
83%
83%
73%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • McKinney Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jesse McGowen Elementary School is a public elementary school in McKinney. The principal of Jesse McGowen Elementary School is JENNIFER LITTLE, whose e-mail is jlittle@mckinneyisd.net. 699 students attend Jesse McGowen Elementary School and identify as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Jesse McGowen Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 699 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 19% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jesse McGowen Elementary School is 15:1. Arthur High Mcneil Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 53%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 30%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 18% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing simply could not be more proud to ha e my two sons attend this wonderful school! Principal Little is amazing kind and committed to excellence! Thank you McGowen!

  • (2 years ago)

    Best school we could ask for to start Kinder! My older son had been in a different school and we had many problems with teachers getting answers and finally the administrators. At McGowen I was worried for my middle son since he is every bright but I feared he might end up bored and restless getting himself into trouble. No need for concen! Ms. Gimber has been the best teacher I've ever met and she has been fantastic for my son! She keeps him engaged and if he completes assignments early she always finds ways for him to assist her do extra work etc. He feels valued & loves to go to her class every day. She has gone far above and beyond for us including emails calls and sending photos! She even called one morning to remind me of an event because my son thought I'd forgotten! The office staff are always helpful & friendly but WILL enforce policies (no ID no Entrance! I'm ok with it!). They relay messages & help navigate new territory for parents just starting into the school process. And the school invites step-siblings into events (festival/dance) which means a lot to mixed families. Atmosphere is inviting warm educational and comforting!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids at McGowen and "exemplary" doesn't do the school justice! Attend one of the monthly "Maverick Fan Jam" assemblies and the excitement is contagious. Teachers and administrative staff are energetic compassionate and extremely dedicated to giving our children a well-rounded and positive environment. The campus is beautiful and high-tech and school spirit activities are common. We've had such a wonderful experience with involved teachers year after year!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two kids attending this school and it is a wonderful school with amazing teachers. I also feel it is a safe place for my children to learn and grow intellectually.

  • (5 years ago)

    Goo school and safe place. My kids enjoy everyday in their school days.

  • (5 years ago)

    McGowen has great leadership caring teachers and some SERIOUS school spirit. The kids really take pride in thier school and thier academic accomplishments! Best school in Mckinney!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the Principal and the teachers are great! They are very good with the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    McGowen Elementary is a prize! My daughter started Kindergarten there in the first year they opened. She has been blessed with great teachers and I am truly thankful for the encouragement they give our kids!

  • (6 years ago)

    McGowen is exemplary in the first year and the kids and staff and parents love being part of it! It is an amazing place!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school personnel are always willing to discuss any problems and concerns openly and work with parents to achieve the best possible outcome. They have done a wonderful job of fostering a sense of community and love of learning in the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    McGowen is exemplary our first year!! Awesome job McGowen!! Thank you to the kids parents teachers and staff for making our first year standing apart from the start. Roxann

  • (6 years ago)

    Staff is uncooperative and not helpful. Rarely do you ever even get a call back.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mrs. Price is an excellent 4th grade teacher!

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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