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!" 



  • November 21st, 24th, and 25th are MINIMUM DAYS for Parent Conferences. Students will be released at 12:15 pm. If you need to schedule a conference with your student's teacher, please call the office. 

    Need to make more room for the holidays? Why not clean out your closets and drawers and make a donation to our McAuliffe Jazz Band? The Jazz Band is collecting SHOES, clothing, sheets, comforters, bedspreads, purses, belts, backpacks, hats, and stuffed animals now through mid-April, 2015. Our goal is to collect 5,000 pairs of shoes and 5,000 pounds of clothing. With your help, we can do it because last year, we collected over 12,000 pounds of clothing and just over 3,000 pairs of shoes. You may drop off your donations in the front office or before and after school at The Outpost. We even have donation slips for your taxes! Thank you for supporting McAuliffe Jazz. 

    Remember to get in the SPIRIT and support your favorite College by wearing your college t-shirt on the third Friday of every month! 

    NEW McAuliffe Eagle spirit wear V-Neck t-shirts are now available! Sizes in youth unisex large - Adult Ladies XS-2X for $10.00. To purchase go to the office or contact the PTA.

    Like to read? Join the Teen Book Club at the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library! The Teen Book Club meets the last Wednesday of each month from 4pm to 5pm. See the flyer for more information.

    Welcome Back to School!

    Ann Allen, PrincipalIt is with great joy that I wish to welcome students, parents, and staff back to McAuliffe for the 2014-2015 school year! For those of you who are new to our school, welcome to the family!

    WEB days were well attended by students and parents, and our PTA participation during these important two days was outstanding. All of us were charged with helping our new students and families in making a smooth transition to middle school, and I am thrilled to report that we were successful. During the first three days of school our sixth graders were happy to reconnect with friends , meet their teachers, and excited to finally be middle schoolers.

    For those of you who have been with us for one or two years, thank you for returning. We recognize that you choose to come to McAuliffe and we are grateful for your attendance. It is gratifying to know that you trust us to keep your children safe and provide them with a rich and rigorous educational experience. We are truly your biggest fans and will do anything to help you!

    Our school wide goal this year is "Awakening the Learner", engaging our students hands, heads, and hearts to do so. I encourage you all to participate in realizing this goal by being present on our campus, supporting our teachers, our PTA, and our school. Together we can ignite unlimited possibilities for all of our students. That is the Los Al way!


    Mrs. Annie Allen, Principal

    LAEF Fall Classes  

    Want to save 50% off school supplies AND help raise money for McAuliffe? 
    See the flyer about purchasing your school supplies from the Brick By Brick Global Education Fund website.

     Make new friends and join the Seal Beach Mary Wilson Library Teen Advisory Board. The meetings are the first Thursday of every month. See the flyer more information. 

    Want to know more about what McAuliffe has to offer its students? Interested in sending your student to McAuliffe? Find out more about our school by clicking here.

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Latest News

  • Los Alamitos USD Board Meetings

    Due to the modernization of the Los Alamitos School District offices, all school board meetings have been relocated. All meetings held from October 7, 2014 - March 24, 2015 will be held in the Seal Beach City Council chambers. All meetings held from April 21, 2015 - September 22, 2015 will be held in the Los Alamitos City Council chambers. See the Flyers tab above for complete schedule.

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  • 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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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.