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.



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Latest News

  • McAuliffe Named One of Orange Counties Top Middle School

    Congratulations McAuliffe Eagles for being ranked as one of Orange County's top middle schools! McAuliffe earned a Bronze medal in the 2014 OC Register's middle school rankings.

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  • Honoring the Veterans in Our Lives

    As part of McAuliffe’s Veterans Day celebration, students in grades six, seven and eight were asked during Social Science classes to add to “Our Veterans Wall” by identifying family members who are serving or who have served in the military. Each red and blue star identified the student, family member and the branch of the military in which they served. The wall will be displayed in the Main Office as a tribute to all past and present members of the military for their valor, service and patriotism.

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  • Students Win Red Ribbon Week Contest!

    Nine McAuliffe students, under the supervision of Mrs. Sherry Tanaka, created an entry for Orange County’s Red Ribbon Banner contest which won 1st prize! Their banner will be used in schools across the county to publicize the 2014-2015 Red Ribbon week. Congratulations to Kyle Hall, Brandon Bandley, Kayla Moore, JiaJing Zhang, Kennedy Schilz, Eleanor Williams, Luca Costa, Colby Tai & Evan Scales!

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Professional Learning Community – McAuliffe Middle School is a professional learning community dedicated to the success of all students. Through collaborative efforts, staff, students and parents of McAuliffe Middle School are committed to providing rigorous and diverse educational programs in a safe and caring environment where all students have the opportunity to experience academic success and develop the habits of strong character.

Respect for All – The McAuliffe school environment is safe, positive, and caring to support the uniqueness of the middle level student. Students are respected and valued by the school community and in turn, the students demonstrate responsibility, honesty, cultural sensitivity and respect for all.

Instruction – ALL students are engaged in a rigorous and challenging standards-based curriculum that is also responsive to student interests and needs. Strong exploratory and enrichment programs encourage students to make informed choices that complement the core academic curriculum.

Differentiation – Instruction is differentiated to meet the learning needs of students with a wide range of abilities, allowing them to build upon their personal strengths. The school community understands and appreciates the diversity of our students in their talents, personal characteristics, language backgrounds, ethnic or racial heritage and cultural traditions.

Expectations – High expectations are set for all students to maximize their potential. All students have the ability to learn and the entire school staff and community are committed to helping them achieve their goals.

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