Be yourself, try your best, and never be afraid to dream

McAuliffe staff and parents believe in providing a rigorous, nurturing, and active learning environment for all children that ensures personal success, a life-long desire to learn, and civic responsibility.
 "Igniting unlimited possibilities for students!" 



  • Congratulations to Bret Lynes, McAuliffe math teacher and Los Alamitos Unified's Teacher of the Year!

      McAuliffe  Drama presents - Romeo & Juliet: Werewolves vs. Vampires on Wed., May 4th and Thurs., May 5th at 7pm in the Sackett Center. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 with a student id.

     Want to help a friend or a student celebrate a birthday at McAuliffe? Starting May 1st, the Make-A-Wish club would like to help you celebrate their special day by displaying their name on the school marquee. Click on this link and for a $20 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the birthday name will be displayed on the marquee for the entire week of their birthday!

     McAuliffe's Tile Wall - Save the Date! On Wed., May 4th, 2:10-4:00pm, students have the opportunity to paint a personalized tile for our school wall. This is a great event that leaves a lasting memory at McAuliffe. Tiles, paints, and supplies will be provided by Hidden Talents Art Studio. Just bring your imagination! $25/tile.

    Join us for the 2nd Annual STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 21st from 10:00am - 12:00pm in the LAHS gym. Admission is free and open to the public! Come view student projects (K-12), a keynote presentation from Boeing's Bill Cusato, interactive booths and much more. For more information see the flyer.

      Want to find out more about different careers? Come to Career Cafe! Sign-up at lunch and see Mrs. Foley for more information. If you are a parent or a community member who would like to share their career, please contact Mrs. Foley at

    Need some extra help with Math, Science, Language Arts, or one of your other classes? Attend one of your teacher's study halls before or after school. Click here for the complete schedule of all teacher study halls.

     Remember to support your favorite college by wearing your college apparel the last Friday of the month !

     Sign up for Amazon Smile! Every purchase you make under your Amazon Smile account will support McAuliffe. Click on to learn more and sign up under McAuliffe Middle School PTA. Every purchase makes a difference for our students!





    Gold Ribbon Seal

    We are proud to announce that McAuliffe Middle School has been selected to receive California’s 2015 Gold Ribbon Schools Award. It takes a village to provide our students with the very best education possible and we thank you for all of your support—it is truly extraordinary! This award would not have been possible without the hard work of all of our students, staff and parents. For more information, please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education’s Website.

    Great Job Eagles!


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Principal's Message

Ann Allen, Principal



2015-2016 School Year Coming to a Close

Dear Parents and Students,

It is amazing to think that the school year is quickly coming to a close. The rest of the second semester will be both busy and rewarding for students, parents, and staff. In addition to the many activities tied to the end of the year, our administrative team is beginning to plan for 2016-2017 while parents are reviewing registration forms, thinking about their child’s placement for the fall.

Although we try not to move teachers to a different grade level or content area, this may occur, and is based upon student enrollment and teacher credentialing. Over the last two weeks parents have called with specific requests for teachers for next year.  We are deeply committed to properly placing all students based upon learning needs that may require a specific teaching style.

If your student has specific learning needs, please feel free to contact me during the month of May to share those needs. By the middle of May we will have more information about enrollment and teacher content/grade level placements. After parent input our administrative team will hold placement meetings to create the best possible schedule for your student. We will not honor requests for specific teachers.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by email ( or by phone (714/816-3320, extension 77103) with questions or concerns.


Ann Allen, Principal