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H F McNeill Elementary School9

Richmond, TX | Fort Bend County


August 28, 2014

I am very happy with McNeill. I have a 3rd grader, and she has attended here since Kinder. We truly love all the staff at this school, and feel like we are part of a family there. The PTO is dedicated and works hard to provide the best for our teachers and students even with very limited outside help from other parents. I am not a staff member or PTO member, just an actively involved parent. Any problems we have had over the years have been respectfully addressed and resolved to my satisfaction. This school is taking care of business, and it is obvious when you look at where this school places in the state. I decided to stay in this neighborhood, because I am so happy with this school. I am confident my child is getting a good education with caring staff.

Submitted by a parent

July 24, 2013

I am very happy with McNeill, I've compared it to a private Catholic school and they both have the same curriculum. I think they academically challenge the students, the curriculum is fast paced so you don't want your child to fall behind. One thing I don't like is that you have to pay for tutoring. My son attended a HISD school in Pre-k and tutoring was offered at no cost. I purchased my son a summer practice book for the 4th grade, I ended up returning it because he had already done everything in it in 3rd grade. He worked on the 5th grade summer book to get ready for 4th grade. I've always communicated with his teachers by email since I work full-time, I've never had a communication problem. I'm happy with the school. I'm also very happy LCISD has not removed spelling words from the curriculum like KISD has.

Submitted by a parent

October 21, 2012

We are new to this school, but as a former teacher, I am impressed with what my daughter's teacher has planned for the kindergarten. She seems on top of everything and has a positive attitude. The school is growing and she often gets new students without warning. I also like the communication from the school. We are notified by phone, email, and flyers sent home.

Submitted by a parent

September 30, 2012

I really like the direction that the school is taking. I have had a children there since it opened and have had the opportunity to have had both principals. Mr. Davis opened the school and was wonderful. Ms. Barbarow came in unexpectedly and come to find out started her career as a teacher with Mr. Davis and then was groomed as an administrator by him. No, she's not Mr. Davis but no one ever will be. She is paid to make sure our children get educated and are safe while they are with her. We have the largest enrolled elementary school in our district and that has to be very challenging, especially dealing with such undisciplined children and such rude and ignorant parents. I volunteer there and it's amazing the things the parents complain about. In my opinion we need to support our school system or place your child in private school. Remember the McNeill employees provide a PUBLIC SERVICE they are NOT your SERVANTS!

Submitted by a parent

August 14, 2012

Although our child did well and liked his teachers; our kindergarten experience, as parents, was not great at this school. Communication from the teachers was very poor. Staff was immediately very defensive when any issues were raised. The teacher's ability to resolve classroom issues was lackiing in common sense. It's a tough job with a lot of factors, but we were very disappointed and are concerned going into first grade.

Submitted by a parent

May 31, 2012

there are some good teachers at this school, but they are often lost in the crowd among those who are friends with the principal. many of the good teachers are leaving the school because of the way the administration behaves. the good, mature teachers don't feel comfortable speaking out against anything they don't agree with because the administration will make that teacher their next target. this school was great when it first opened, but since the new principal took over in in the fall of 2010 it has gone downhill and the exemplary status went downhill with it. kids are being bullied, kids are walking out of the building in the middle of the day, my son had a boy in his class last year who was exposing himself daily. the teachers who try to do something right for the kids get bullied by the administration. the parents who try to do something right for the kids get told they can't come volunteer anymore. its a mess and falling apart more every day. get rid of the spineless principal who just wants to be buddies with the teachers & maybe this school can turn things around. we want a school where parents feel welcomed and appreciated for volunteering and our kids are safe.

Submitted by a parent

May 28, 2012

The school has had alot of problems this year. Things just don't seem to be getting better. There were several serious issues brought out by a parent who emailed expressing their concerns and I feel that administration did nothing about it. The teachers seem very unhappy and the parents as well. I can only pray that the adinistration opens the lines of communication and things get better!

Submitted by a parent

May 23, 2011

The enrollment this year is 910 students. There has been a change if different administration positions each of the three years and with that being said the school remains to focus on education and discipline which is very important to me as a parent. Those who are not accustom to following instructions and doing the right thing are the ones who have issues with having their children corrected when they are not following rules and dress codes. Keep up the good job McNeill Staff!

Submitted by a parent

March 14, 2011

Don't be fooled by the "Great Reviews" written staff members posing as parents. The staff is stuck up, and a lot of the teachers can be very mean-spirited to the kids. If there is a bullying problem, the teachers won't do anything and it takes forever for the staff to respond. A lot of parents are not happy with this school, but most probably don't even know about this website. Anyhow, our child will not be returning to this joke of a school. So long McNeill! We won't miss your sorry attitudes at all!

Submitted by a parent

February 24, 2011

McNeil is an Exemplary Campus, my daughter attended McNeil for the first time last year from private school. I'm very impressed with the level of dedication at McNeil from the staff and parents. McNeil also has an EXCELLENT PTO. There has been some overcrowding due to the growth of the surrounding neighborhoods but LCISD is re-working its maps and it should ease overcrowding next year. Also the car drop off and pick-up are excellent. The key is to not get there late, I drop my daughter every morning at 7:15 AM and have no issues at all. Great School!

Submitted by a parent

January 22, 2011

I don't how this facility views priority. They seem more concerned with tardiness and tucked in shirts than they do academic performance. My daughter's grades have dropped since she started attending here. There's a lot less support than we're used to. Some of the people seem nice, but some are very snobby. And the pick-up line and drop-off line is horrible. Every morning we're almost late because of this issue. I'm seriously considering putting my daughter in another school, if the zoning laws will let us.

Submitted by a parent

October 27, 2010

While Mcneil is big, and diverse, there is a friendly and cooperative spirit there. There seems to be a lot of parent involvement. My son is doing well and has excellent 1st grade teachers. We had had a bullying issue that was dealt with very quickly and competently by the entire staff. The grade level principal was VERY supportive and helpful.

Submitted by a parent

October 16, 2009

McNeill Elementary is the only school we've had experiences with. Thus, I don't have any comparison to share with you. However, I can tell you that my son (kindergartener) loves the school and his teachers. He had tears in his eyes when I dropped him off the 1st day, but he came home with a big smile and told me many times he loved it. Since then, he didn't even look back to his daycare. For that, McNeill automatically wins a 5-star rating from me. From academy perspective, it's a bit premature for me to make a comment, but the school's test scores speak for itself. What I appreciate the most is, staffs work very hard to ensure students' safty. They help load and unload car riders on the drive way everyday, rain or shine. Teachers make sure all students come in and leave the school safely.

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