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!
I visited McKinley recently when visiting my daugher and her family inh San Franciso. Her daughter is in kindergarten at McKinley. My grandaughter has blossomed so much since entering kindergarten; even though she has been in pre-school for many years, I think her greatest personal growth and maturation has been this year. The school has a great layout for the children to easily navigate. McKinley immediately presents a very and warm and caring attitude. The principal has great energy and enthusiasm, as do the teachers I met. The students all seem friendy, happy and respectful of each other and the parents I met all seems to be very involved and supportive of McKinley
We love everything about McKinley! There's an incredibly strong and united parent community that is fully committed to doing all they can to make it the best place possible for our kids. The teachers and staff are also fantastic and create a fun and nurturing environment to teach our kids. It honestly feels like we are one big happy family, all with the same goal: providing the best education and environment possible for our kids! And with recent budget cuts, we need all the help we can get to same our fantastic enrichment programs.
This small school is packed with teachers who have taught here for many years. Some for over 15 years. I can saw that every grade has teachers that will be fantastic for your child. Parents you can relax that your child is in wonderful hands here! And speaking as a parent, what an amazing group of parents too, you can jump right in to the PTA and participate, we have so many things to pick from from helping in the classroom, to the building group, the Annual fundraiser, the garden, the Afterschool Board of Directors...Our test results are pretty impressive too! Check us out
McKinley is a great community of parents and teachers who are devoted to diversity, pedagogical excellence, and the creation of a vibrant social fabric. My kids have been incredibly happy there and so have I.
McKinley values and foster diversity in the truest sense: in thought, feeling, sensibility and creativity, as well as race, ethnicity, sexual preference, religiion or class. The staff, teachers, parents and community members all contribute and are valued in their own way according to their abilities and beliefs. This is a great model for students in the way the world can work best. Parents attend school meetings, teachers PTA meetings, everybody helps at clean up day and fundraisers. A working model of community for students to embrace. And rising test scores, too!
This school fosters a sense of community among the parents and children that is a pleasure to behold (Iam a grandparent). There is a lot of active involvement on the part of the parents. People know each other and each other's children. This must be a good environment for learning.
It's small, the staff is amazing, and the parents truly are a community.
the Staff is A+! and our library rocks! we have a readathon every fall so we can buy new books!
McKinley is a great school, the communiy is amazing, the family support, the teachers, my daughter in first grade and I love it!!
McKinley Elementary is an amazing school with fantastic parents and teachers! My kids have really been happy there! We feel blessed.
We are a small, warm, involved community, full of diversity and joyful learners. Our teachers are the best and our principal is resourceful and a go-getter!
Amazing school-amazing teachers-amazing principal-amazing families-amazing facility-amazing location-amazing after school program-amazing enrichment opportunities!
It's got a great community of parents, teachers, students and a great principal.
McKinley is a wonderful community, with great kids, parents, teachers and principal. It's diverse and special. I LOVE it there!!!!
We are lucky to have an amazing community of parents, students and educators who seem to enjoy working together. The small size for an urban school makes it easy to recognize each student. We appreciate and celebbrate our diversity.
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