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McWillie Elementary School10

Jackson, MS | Hinds County


November 23, 2014

This is a great school. My daughter has a behavior problem and instead of them judging her or mistreating her, they are working with her daily with the invention program. She is not a easy child to deal with on a daily basis and I'm thankful that they are doing their best instead of moving her to another school. They care!

Submitted by a parent

June 5, 2013

This school is the only Montessori-based school in Jackson. The teachers are concerned for their students. Unfortunately they have to overcome the principal, who says all the "right" things, but is a narcissistic control freak. Ten quality, Montessori trained teachers have quit since she took over. Too bad for McWillie. It really could be a game-changing school were it not for the principal.

Submitted by a parent

July 27, 2011

McWillie has an amazing faculty, and most of the people at this school are really interested in helping kids. However, the administration is horrible. The principal is a nutjob, who yells at parents and berates everyone. I couldn't keep my daughter at McWillie after just a couple interactions with this woman. I'm really sad that we had to come to that decision, but I can't keep my child in a school with such shoddy leadership. Get someone else in there, JPS!

Submitted by a parent

February 5, 2010

I can barely contain my enthusiasm for McWillie. This school has made me a true believer in the Montessori method. Students are engaged and working towards life-long cognitive development, in a way that I never thought possible in a public school. The teachers are among the most dedicated professionals that I have ever encountered: in just about every case, they will be able to tell you exactly what your child is doing, and where they are going on a developmental spectrum. This is truly what a wonderful elementary school should be!

Submitted by a parent

January 21, 2010

My son has been in McWillie's Montessori program since he was in kindergarten. He's in third grade now. He has thrived at McWillie. The Open Doors program is wonderful too. Highly recommend.

Submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009

Both my granddaughters - ages 3-almost-4 and 8, go to McWillie Elementary; they're in the Montessori Program there. It's a great school, and the program has been wonderful for them. They are actually happy to go to school to school every day and look forward to it, and summer vacation was much too long this year for the older one because she loves her school so much!

October 20, 2009

Children are taught in nurturing classrooms by outstanding teachers, The whole school community is united by our commitment to providing the very best enviroment for our terrific students.

Submitted by a parent

September 28, 2009

I am very proud of McWillie and the education my daughter receives. The teachers are truly dedicated to giving the children their best.

Submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009

McWillie is a level 5 school that boasts Montessori classrooms in addition to traditional classes and a friendly, knowledgable teachers who truly care about the students.

Submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009

A wonderful community of parents, teachers, and children. The instruction is excellent and parents are welcomed in the classroom.

Submitted by a parent

February 21, 2005

McWillie is blessed to have highly qualified teachers who teach in an enviornment where parents take parenting seriously. The students are disciplined and appear to enjoy a degree of independence that positively impacts learning and the development oof problem solving skills. Parental invlovement is encouraged. Teachers have devised creative means of reporting student progress that serve to provide suttle opportunities for continuous parential involvement. The school encourages individualism, while simultaneously developing a healthy enviornment for learning. Students are taught how to learn as opposed to trained. It is my belief that the McWillie approach to teaching and learning will lead to the development of problem solving skills that will promote improved scholarship and motivation for life long learning. The McWillie student are acquiring the study habit and coping skills that provide for enhanced cognitive learning.

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