Laurence C MacArthur Elementary School

1175 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-7685

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Public Grades PK-3 & ungraded 272 students 11 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

Laurence C MacArthur Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Yarmouth. The principal of Laurence C MacArthur Elementary School is Peter Crowell. 272 children attend Laurence C MacArthur Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 45% of the 272 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Laurence C MacArthur Elementary School is 11:1. Station Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 79% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is amazing. I am so thankful to have my son in this school. The teachers are very helpful and understanding. The principal is very nice caring and available anytime. When I walk my child down the hallway everyone says hello to him. He is so happy to go to school. They have been phenomenal accommodating my son's issues due to disability and making sure that he can have the most successful school years. Great school where they put the kids first.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've found the quality of the staff above par and my kindergartener is excited to learn. I do find discipline a bit of a problem. Not w/ the school rather what they are bringing to the school from home. I've been impressed w/ everyone in the school from the office to the classrooms and will be so sad if the school closes. It provides a wonderful balance of teaching independence while keeping our little ones safe.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is one of the problems No one has rated this school. There is zero sense of community and the school is in jeopardy of being shut down. No one says hello or even holds the door open. And people drive faster through the school yard than they do on Route 6. So it isn't the school so much as it is the parents of the children who attend. Day Care in the winter is scary They cram the children in front of a television. But of the staff seems to care. Mr. Allanbrook is an inspiration. But they send home far to much paper to be tossed away and need to challenge these children more.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a grandmother of a third grader. What a wonderful school this is. My granddaughter has thrived this year.

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