April 23, 2010
I love McKinley Elementary because it is a great community! It's small for the public elementary schools and while far from perfect, there is a wonderful combination of teachers, parents, school staff, and community members that support EVERY child and make create a great environment for learning. Parents are involved in the school through class projects, tutoring, and many other volunteer opportunities. The teachers are experienced, patient, and compassionate and, most importantly, they love their work. My sons see a broad section of cultures, economic income levels, and learning levels. They learn everyday about the value of each person, by interaction, cooperation, and learning opportunities. It's one of the few schools that represents the rich mixture of the City population. My sons are challenged to learn new things every day and I am pleased and amazed to see their growth. McKinley has enrichment in arts, music, environmental science, and Spanish. We have a cozy school environment with the library as a central focus. McKinley has a great enrichment based After School program that provides great care and learning opportunities for every child, regardless of income level. Most importantly, my kids love their school too. They are safe. They learn. And they have fun. McKinley rocks!
- submitted by a parent