About Us

Thomas J. McMahon school is named in honor of Thomas Joseph McMahon.  Thomas J. McMahon joined the army in 1967 and by March 19 of 1969 was a Specialist four serving as a combat medic in Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry brigade, American Division.  On March 19, 1969 in Quancy Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam, he attempted to rescue three wounded soldiers despite heavy enemy fire.  He was able to carry two of the men to safety but was mortally wounded while trying to rescue the third.  Thomas J. McMahon, age 20 at his death, was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine.  Thomas J. McMahon was a recipient of the Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart.  Next time you are in the building, please be sure to visit the display case to honor Thomas J. McMahon's service.  This is located just outside the main office.

McMahon School was dedicated in the year of 1969 consisting of a min wing and two grade level wings McMahon is one of six elementary schools in the Lewiston Public Schools district.  In recent years school construction has added a PreK/Kindergarten wing, counseling offices, occupational & physical therapy room, a 5th/6th grade wing, new gymnasium, art room & music room.  A nature trail was build, with the guiding expertise of Steve Murch, Lewiston's city arborist, behind McMahon School using grant monies.  Community volunteers and McMahon families provide many hours of hard work to build the trails and an outdoor classroom.