This schools says it is very anti - bullying but it's not. Supposedly they have a zero tolerance for it. My daughter was there for half of first grade. It started with the teacher separating her and making her sit at the end of a computer table away from all the other kids by herself for the first 6 weeks because she supposedly "talked too much". My daughter told me other kids would talk and blame it on her. One day she was sent home with a note saying she had hid under a table and cut her bangs with scissors. My kid is really tall for her age. They sat at really short kindergarten sized tables so I don't see how she was able to hide under a table without anyone noticing. My daughter wouldn't talk about the incident and showed signs that there was something wrong (signs she had shown before when she was bullied at a different school). I confronted the teacher about her getting picked on which she adamantly denied was occurring. We ended up moving and switched her to a different school halfway through the year. It was then my daughter revealed that kids would pick on her in line and that the teacher would make her sit on the ground in the classroom if she talked or something.
McLane Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of McLane Elementary School is Joseph Bremgartner, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 291 children attend McLane Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 291 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at McLane Elementary School is 12:1. Julia Butler Hansen Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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McLane Elementary School has a diverse student population that represents a true cross-section of Olympia WA. Our school has approximately 40% low income student families 20% children with special needs and 20% English language learners. We have teachers and staff who truly care about our students and parents who work on a daily basis to support their efforts to succeed. Our Parent Teacher Student Organization works hard to build community and limit fundraising activities to areas that will also support learning and fun. $5 000 would allow us to build a strong environmental program for our Pre-Grade 6 students so that they will enter middle school with skills that are ready for the next level.
My son has been at McLane for 3 years. We've had nothing but good experiences with teachers staff and the principal. The Parent Teacher Student Organization is very involved in ensuring there are many opportunities for the McLane families to have fun and to connect as a community.
My daughter has multiple disabilities and she is accepted and loved at McLane by everyone. It is such a relief to know that everyone is looking out for my daughter and as a result she can relax and learn without having to fear other people's negative attitudes.
This school is small and affords students a good student to teacher ratio. The programs are well prepared and the teachers show both good academic as well as personal love and caring towards their students.
This school is horrible and in more than one way. - Former student years ago
My kids who are in College now was students of Mclane the teachers and the principal was great. Mr. Bird was a great principal. Just to name some of the great teachers Miss Bowers Mrs.Hamilton Miss Lilly Mrs.Moore and of course my youngest 1st grade teacher from last year 2010 Mrs. Mora.Thank you.
Ms. Dooley has gone over and above to help my son when he was experiencing behavior problems.
the school is great. the new principal is great. McLane rocks!
Things ARE looking up since my last post. The new Principal is exactly what is needed. Already there is new energy and changes for the good. The teachers seem a lot happier and motivated to have new leadership! It is still up to the Parents to get more involved though - Mclane is on its way to being a great school again!
We are new to McLane school but so far we have been happy. The teachers try hard to bring in positive changes. I liked the energy at the Grin assemblies each friday. Schools are all good its what you make of it.
McLane has some obvious problems. All of my kids have gone there and my youngest is still there. Many of the experienced and qualified teachers have departed. But... some positives are the new teaching class they brought on last year and they have two very exciting male teachers that bring a lot of new NEEDED energy. GRIN assemblies are fun and the kids all look forward to them.
Mclane Offers so much for the children. Positive support! Engaging the outdoors and the community while incorporating school curriculum. New Teachers new energy has been brought to Mclane!
McLane has a cheerful staff and a loving principal. However our eight year old attended school there last year (3rd grade) and we were stunned by what she did not learn. The grade 3 level teaching staff was uninspiring combative lazy and greatly lacking in creativity. We are considering a new school.
Mclane has hit rock bottom. Many teachers are simply awaiting retirement and have long since given up on teaching our kids. I truly feel sorry for the few good teachers remaining at Mclane they have no leadership or support from the administration.The best part about Mclane is pulling your child out!
Overall we are happy with McLane. However the special services are pitiful.