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 Welcome to McPherson Magnet School
McPherson Magnet School is the home of the Meteors! We value our skilled and dedicated educators, both general education and special education – all highly qualified to teach our Kindergarten through 8th grade students. McPherson is many things: a lottery school, a magnet school for math, science, and technology, a K-8 school, an SDC school for K-3, a school that is open to all residing in Orange and challenges all students with a hands-on approach. McPherson Magnet is school that prides itself in providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members. We focus on the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. We teach anti-bullying strategies and are currently utilizing a program called Expect Respect from the OCDE, PBIS. Inclusion themes each month are taught and integrated in what we do at school. Parents are our partners and vital to our success. Principal Coffees, School Site Council, PTSA, and our Education Foundation are parent groups who collaborate together with administration to move our school forward. Staff, students, and parents embrace a variety of activities. Please refer to our school calendar for the many school-wide events that are ongoing.





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Our mission is KIDS
Knowledge * Inspiration * Discovery * Success

McPherson Magnet School, an OUSD K-8 magnet school, is open to all OUSD resident students.  (Should you qualify for the Allen Bill, employment related interdistrict transfers, you must first obtain a release from your district of residence. The release should be taken to the principal of McPherson Magnet School, prior to the lottery orientation.) 

All parents or guardians of prospective students, entering the McPherson lottery, must attend one orientation meeting, (you may choose morning or afternoon) and must reside within the OUSD boundaries at time of orientation.  Orientation dates for the 2018/2019 school year are:

February 8th, 2018

9:00am or


Lottery cards for both the 9:00am and 3:00pm orientation at McPherson are drawn at the same time at the lottery draw at Orange Unified School District, in their Board Room, on Thursday, February 15th at 9:00am.