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About This School

McFadden Intermediate School is a public middle school in Santa Ana. The principal of McFadden Intermediate School is Lisa Hinshaw, whose e-mail is 1,504 children attend McFadden Intermediate School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the McFadden Intermediate School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 1,504 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McFadden Intermediate School is 22:1. Gerald P. Carr Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 92%
Asian 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.6%
Filipino 0.6% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 57211%
Multiracial 0.07% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 81%
Limited English proficiency 43% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    i have been a student at McFadden intermediate school for almost three years now i must say this school is such a great choice if it has bad reputation of some sort i am against it most of the students here are well working students who do care about there school and their education. but there are others who don't care about anything even though saying this McFadden intermediate school is a wonderful school i would give it 9 out of 10 stars.. and that is only because of the uniforms we need freedom and self expression with our uniforms. this school has excellent teachers a strong principal and challenging academic programs.

  • (3 years ago)

    McFadden has lost a great leader friend and mentor with Ms. Lisa Hinshaw recieving a promotion.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is attending McFadden Intermediate. I am very critical and protective of my child's education. I believe he is in good hands at McFadden. The principal is out with the students and she is engaging. At McFadden you have several children from local and state elected officials attending the school. To me that was a strong validation of the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a former McFadden School student and I think the school has changed ever since Ms. Hinshaw took charge. The school still has a bad reputation but ever since Ms. Hinshaw came to the school it became better and safer each year by the addition of rules. The only reason the school was in a bad shape was not only the test scores but the kids who make that happend. In my 3 years as a McFadden Scot I believe this is a great school and I'm proud I came here.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child will be attending McFadden his second year this year. Last year was a good year for both of us. The staff is very supportive and has a lot of incentives to motivate the students. They always return calls and are available to meet with the parents on request. The uniform policy is strict enough to prevent problems but relaxed enough to accommodate financial concerns. The students are typical tweens and teens. Having and receiving respect is promoted and enforced at this school. Stronger support from the parents is needed regarding functions meetings and their own children's success. The principle Mrs. Henshaw and staff at McFadden do their part every day to show us they care!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student at McFadden and I have only so far been disappointed by its very low discipline and education standards. The general conversation of the students is of sex drugs music and fighting. The only thing that has kept me personally from perusing a transfer to another Jr. High is the staff. The staff is by far the best staff I have ever had. I must specifically point out the always optimistic attitudes of Mr. Napier Mr.Ryan and Ms. AuBuchon. These teacher in particular have made my year at McFadden bearable and are the only reason I want to go to school every day. I do also think they should be more strict on their uniform policies.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a teacher with over 25 years of experience I have found that McFadden surpasses most of my teaching experience in Santa Ana. Almost every teacher is dedicated to the educational growth of his/her students. Teachers work well as teams and truly support each other. The Principal and VP's are the best. Extremely supportive and fair with students and teachers. They go out of their way. It is not perfect but it is a very good working environment. The students for the most part are respectful and truly want to learn. The area that it needs a little more work is discipline that truly teaches the student rather than punishes. I am proud to be a teacher at McFadden. And I feel very happy to have the students I have had in the last year and now this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mcfadden is an ok school. it has a variety of great events and the principal(mrs.Hinshaw) is very nice. the only thing i don't like about the school is it's uniform policy. it could loosen up a bit at least.

  • (6 years ago)

    They have a great tradition building in basketball. 2 years in a row they have beaten teams in the SAUSD to become champions. They have bested even the fundamental schools. It gives the kids a sense of pride and knowing that academics and sports are very important at McFadden. Kudos to the staff at McFadden

  • (6 years ago)

    i think mcfadden is a nice school because i used to go there lots of nice teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a less positive thing about this school. My daughter attended 8th grade and I thought by going to a new school it would do her good. Well I was wrong! This school doesn't enforce homework at all. My daughter would never have homework at all. This schools never informs you when your child is failing in a class or don't want to schedule an appointment to meet with the teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love mcfadden but why do they have to wear uniforms its kinda stupid.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think its a great school but what I think you should do is post the childern's homework for classes!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son and I enjoyed his intermediate school years at McFadden. The principal (Mrs. Severy) her staff and the teachers were very supportive of students. My son had conscientious teachers who went out of their way to help each student reach his full potential (My son was motivated enough that he graduated with the highest honors!). Because of this he developed good study habits that are very helpful to him even now in high school. Aside from academics students are given other opportunities to excel - in sports in the arts and other extra-curricular activities. Best of all there's the academic pentathlon. McFadden's record in this competition is outstanding - even surpassing most private and fundamental schools! It was one of the most memorable experiences we ever had in middle school.

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