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McKinley Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2013

My child is a returning student to McKinley. I am very please with the school. The teachers are vey nice, and the school staff have made my daughter feel comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My daughter is currently in kindergarten at Mckinley. I was a bit nervous about the school because it is in 'School Improvement', meaning test score improvements have not kept pace with the requirements of NCLB. However, now that a good chunk of her first public school year has gone by, I am very glad I chose to send her to our local school. The new principal, Cher Mott, is very motivated and energized. The teachers that I have met so far are all dedicated and seem talented (admittedly, I have only observed my own daughter's teacher so far). I think overall, the school's administration and teaching staff are unified and organized in their effort to improve the school despite continued cuts to education and rigid curriculum guidelines imposed by the state. I gave only 4 stars because I wish that in general public education were more progressive, not the school's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

My children have attended McKinley since Kindergarten and have had a great time at McKinley. Regrettably the discipline at the school has become a problem. Kids caught fighting are put on in school suspension. These same kids return to class and get into another fight the follow day. In my experience the Principal has difficulty working with 'some' parents. This is odd because SLUSD encourages parent participation. My son has even been questioned by the principal about my presence at school. Overall, I love McKinley and feel the teachers are doing a awesome job. Mrs. Ball a fourth grade teacher, takes her kids on standardized based field trips and several teachers have in class projects that bring a hands on approach to learning that works well w/kids. The outdoor education program, math club and organized play at recess shows that McKinley teachers care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

Last year I had noticed that McKinley's rating was lower than some other schools, but when I looked at the school composition, I realized that McKinley was taking in a lot of the 'harder' students and succeeding in educating them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

I am very happy with this school. My son use to be in a charter school before which was a good school, but he needed something closer to home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

McKinley is a school that has undergone many changes over the years that our children have attended. Overall, we have been very happy with the education that they have recieved. Appropriate recommendations were made when it became apparent that one of our children had a learning disability. This child has happily remained at McKinley, and has thrived. We understand that we are undergoing another change in principals--perhaps for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

The principal is dedicated to his students. They seem to be on the up and up. Every childs needs are important and are addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

We have two children who have attended since K level. One has moved on middle school and is doing well. The individual learning capabilities of this school is strong with core group of very dedicated teachers. Have been very pleased with the ciruculum and strong teaching styles. New pricinpal in the past 2 years has added strong leadership and structure to the school and children. There is small but dedicated parent group which for it size gets tremendous amount done, but could be do more with more parent involvement. Pleased with the Elementary & Middle School (Bancroft) that stundents feed into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I have two children who attend McKinley, I truly am comfortable with the school. My expierence with the teachers is great. Should I have any questions or problems, they take the time to answer and help. I think having music, art and p.e is helpful and enjoyable for the students. It gives each child a chance to expierence their different talents. As far as parent involvement, I am not in PTO. However, when my children's teachers or classrooms need anything,I as a parent am there to help and have helped tremendously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

McKinley is changing, in my opinion, for the better. I have had three kids go through here in the past nine years and the scool is getting safer and more caring. I'm not sure about the changes that have been happening but the test scores are going up and my son comes home and tells me that he is having fun. That's good enough for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

Three principals in 5 years has not helped McKinley but the teaching staff is very stable and dedicated. While the instruction during class is very good, the school offers almost no activities outside of class time. Yet, the field trips are common and take advantage of the many opportunities in the Bay Area. One unfortunate problem is that very few parents and teachers participate in the PTO. The site council is also underrepresented. Overall, considering that many students come from homes where English is not the first language and where students are constantly joining and leaving the school due to families moving, this school does quite well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2003

Our son just completed Kindergarten at McKinley, where he attended for only 2 1/2 months. In just those few months, I became very comfortable and felt very trusting towards the teachers. I was completely pessimistic about sending my child to a public school because so many people filled my head with negativity towards pubic schools in general. So much so that when he did enter Kindergarten, I didn't enroll him in our neighborhood school, I transferred him out of district to, what I thought, was utopia. It was an alternative school w/in a public school district. Wow - all the qualities and values without the pricetag! Wrong. I came to find out that if we put our energy into our neighborhoods, like so many of our neighbors do, there is alot of good things going on. Number one is the teachers - taking the time to speak with the parent, really listening to you and inviting you into the classroom. The teachers do alot, what puts a class, a school over the top is our involvement. I saw all that at McKinley.


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This school's
API score

774

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

774

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females71%
Males31%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students37%
Females33%
Males40%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females53%
Males40%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students60%
Females64%
Males57%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females39%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females48%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females61%
Males36%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females67%
Males54%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females67%
Males46%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 62%
Black 17%
Asian 8%
White 5%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
English language learners 47%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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