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  • L. D. McArthur Elementary School5

    Pensacola, FL | Escambia County

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    August 11, 2014


    Will not allow my children to go to this school any longer. After putting in several hours of volunteer work and doing anything possible to help the school and my children the principal decided to show her appreciation by making false accusations. After being proved wrong the principal appears to hold a grudge and acts as though she will take out her frustrations on my children. Well she won't have the chance. I will not have my children there another minute.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 19, 2011


    I love this scool and I have absolutely loved all 3 of the teachers my children have had for (k),(1),(2). And I am also satisfied with the principal Mrs. Vaughn, but i don't like how McArthur is a tad behind on what the children are doing in each grade compared to many other schools around. I have friends and family who have children the same age as mine at Helen Caro, Lipscomb and N. B. Cook. These schools are challenging their children a little bit more than McArthur. I just wish every school around did the exact same thing as far as the learning and school work. That is my only major complaint I have for this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 17, 2011


    Student drop off is unacceptable. If anyone had an emergency while trapped in that line, it could be critical.

    August 16, 2010


    My daughter is about to start the first grade at McArthur, and her kindergarten year was all I hoped it would be for her. She is really excited about school, and her teachers are wonderful. Anytime I needed to talk to her teacher all I had to do is call, even at home or her cell. She made sure to make herself available at anytime. The staff and faculty at this school is AMAZING!! So friendly and devoted to the children and parents.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 19, 2010


    Excellant teachers, strong principal/school leadership, challenging academic programs and great parent involvment. Very satisfied with the progress my child has made.

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    February 26, 2009


    My daugther is in kindergarden at Mrs Hurley's class she is doing really well and her teacher is owesome! We are very happy ar McArthur!

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    May 31, 2008


    I have to say that I am disappointed in this school and my son's teacher. He was going to a great school in MA then we moved back here and I thought I was putting him in a A school and how wrong I was. I can understand why it got a 6 out of 10 rating.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 16, 2008


    I have two children at McArthur and we purposely bought our home in district 2 years ago so our oldest could start Kinder there. My sisters went to McArthur too for their elem. careers and it was just as awesome then as it is now. I can't say enough about the parent/teacher communication as well as the welcoming of parent activity in your childs education happenings with this school. Like with anywhere you are going to get mixed reviews/results, and while I have had my 'run-ins' in the last two years with this school, overall we are VERY pleased with our decision to purchase a home in this district to allow our children the BEST public education we could! MUCH props to Mrs. Nelson (K), Mrs Gill (k) and Mrs Bain (1st) - FABULOUS teachers!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 26, 2008


    2 principal changes in the last three years or so and lots has gone downhill at McArthur. I agree with the parent who is concerned about this school and won't have his/her child in the school next year. Same here!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 20, 2008


    Offer a lot of candy for achievements. Teacher uses no recess as a class punishment. Low security. (They usually take your ID but they don't monitor it closely. I have went right past without them bothering to look up!) Horribly rude secretary. School has a new principal as of 2008, but she is not prompt about returning phone calls. I'm unimpressed and my child will not attend McArthur next year!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 11, 2008


    Boy, do we miss this school! we moved 2 yrs ago and realized how much we took this school for granted! my boys were well advanced at our new school, that was the only good thing. I wish we were still there!

    September 30, 2007


    I have a second grader and now a kindergartener that attends the school. So far I have no complaints. I have enjoyed the school and the expectations they have for the kids is awesome. Hats off to Mrs. Penton and Mrs. Bain.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 2, 2006


    L. D. McArthur is a great school. When I moved my boy's to this school from another Pensacola school, their grade went from C's and D's to A's and B's.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 8, 2006


    McArthur is a great school. We absolutely love it. The teachers and staff are such a joy to work with and truly want the best for all of the kids. Everyone there has a 'can do' spirit.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 20, 2005


    Wow! Where do I begin on just how great McArthur is? The teachers, new ones & seasoned ones, are wonderful. They have taught me just as much as they have taught my children! If ever I have had a question, which I have, all I do is pop into Mrs. Nowlin's office or call her (even @ home) for that answer! She is wonderful! So, are Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Johnecheck (both of mrs. Nowlin's right hands) office staff, wonderful. Mr. Van Gilder's door is always open for guidance! The safety is top notch! PE is a workout! PTA is awesome! speech teacher is the bomb, too! And the food, yummy! If moving to Pensacola, McArthur is a must! It is fun, fun, fun!

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