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Principal's Message

Principal Maria Yepez

Maria Yepez


Dear MacArthur Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

I am filled with hope and excitement for the new school year and firmly believe that, together, we can successfully support our children with their educational journey at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School.

At MacArthur Elementary, we are committed to providing our students with standards- based, high quality education, using data and progress monitoring to drive innovative and effective instructional and equitable practices.  We provide our students opportunities to thrive in today’s society by giving them the tools to become college, career, and life ready. 

MacArthur Elementary is a clear leader in getting our students to meet grade-level standards and beyond!  As a result, we were recognized in 2019-2020, 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 as an Honor Roll School by Educational Results Partnership (ERP).  ERP is a nonprofit organization that recognizes schools with high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. 

In addition, our students continue to demonstrate positive gains in student achievement with students meeting and exceeding standards above district averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Most importantly, we prioritize teaching social-emotional factors that affect students’ learning such as growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, and social awareness.  

I am grateful for your time, dedication and support in continuing our school-wide focus on student academic achievement, school safety, positive climate and culture, and emphasis on social-emotional factors that affect overall student growth.  Thank you for your partnership.

With respect and admiration,

Mrs. Yepez, Principal

Click on the link to access our 2023-2024 Student Opening Bulletin