The leadership from the Principal down is excellent. Ms. Ashton-Gray is very involved in the students activities, both during and after school. Our daughter's teacher, Ms. Pickett, offers a well-structured program. The 'intangibles' of McKinley that make it a pleasing experience for my child are the emphasis on physical activities with the 'Run for Your Life' program before class begins, the parent involvement in the school and the general attitude of everyone at McKinley looking out for one another.
My son was at this schools and he had a lousy teacher who could barely contraol the class. The staff is stretched thin with budget cuts and have no patience or tolerance for students who may need a little bit of ectra help and attention.
Great principal, good facilities. my daughter had a good experience in kindergarten here
I was unsure about McKinley at first, being an 'inner city' school, but it has exceeded my expectations. The campus is large and the classrooms well equipped, and most importantly, I have confidence in the teachers. The phys ed teacher was San Diego's Teacher of the Year and so physical education and nutrition play a big part at McKinley. The average looking API scores reflect the number of English-learners at the school, not the quality of education.
My child went to Mckinley for two years and she really loved it. She went from an average student to Outstanding Achievement the 1st year and to Honor Roll the second. The teachers really care about their students.
McKinley is an excellent school filled with smart students and hard working teachers and staff! We love it...come check us out!
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