Details overview

Hours 07:35 AM - 02:25 PM
School leader Mr. Brian Mattix
District Red Clay Consolidated School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Career and Tech (vocational)
College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We believe that all students can learn and grow, no matter what challenges they may face. We believe that diversity is one of our strengths and promote inclusive practices in all that we do. McKean takes a personalized approach to setting goals, selecting courses, and tracking progress towards growth.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Career and Tech (vocational)
Environmental
Service learning
Special Education

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Design
4
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
19
AP Classes
including: English Literature and Composition
3
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Drama
Career and Tech programs Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business Management & Administration
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Marketing
Media arts Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught French
Italian
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
European History
Human Geography
Italian Language and Culture
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Physics C: Mechanics
Psychology
Statistics
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
United States History
World History

Support

17
Facilities
including: Auditorium
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Farm
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details McKean believes in inclusion. Approximately 25% of our students have a disability, but it would be hard distinguish most of them at a glance because of our personalized approach to serving our students. Besides offering a small-class resource room for some students, we provide push-in supports in general education classes also. McKean also serves students with significant disabilities partnering with Red Clay's Meadowood Program to provide inclusive and vocational opportunities.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Developmental delay
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
English Language Learner program details McKean takes a tiered approach to serving students with English as their second language. We believe in including ELL students in the same classroom with their English-speaking peers as much as possible with both push-in and pull-out supports. We have a bilingual guidance counselor and office clerk dedicated to our ELL students and their families. We have a team of trained staff that provides classroom supports. Our general education teachers receive regular training on inclusive practices.
English Language Learner programs Push-in model
Self-contained ELL classrooms

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 36% 15%
White 34% 47%
Black 26% 31%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian n/a 4%
Hawaiian 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
15
Boys Sports
including: Cheerleading
20
Clubs
including: National Honor Society (NHS)
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Field hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Anime club
Art club
Cooking club
Community service
DECA
Drama club
Drum line
Flag girls
Forensics club
Girl Scouts
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Marching band
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Stanton Middle School
  AI duPont Middle School
  HB duPont Middle School
Parent involvement details We have a PTSO - Parent Teacher Student Organization that supports teachers with classroom projects, sponsors our after-prom, and sponsors our seasonal athletic banquets. We invite parents in quarterly for academic honor celebrations as well as for special college events. We have an active Facebook page, school website, and a regular electronic newsletter.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We take all allegations seriously. We work promptly with families, staff, and students in order to address concerns, change behaviors, and prevent ongoing issues.

Awards

Community service award Jefferson Awards for community service
Year received 2015
Community service award Jefferson Awards for community service
Year received 2014
Community service award Jefferson Awards for community service
Year received 2013
Academic award Super Stars in Education
Year received 2014
Academic award Super Stars in Education
Year received 2012
Academic award AYP Excellence
Year received 2013

Teachers

16
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
College counselor
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Italian
Spanish
Staff details McKean has always been known for their staff: caring, compassionate, collaborative, hard-working, and fun. Our staff consistently goes above and beyond to meet the varied needs of our students and families.

Class size

English Language Arts
17
This school
21
State average
Source: See notes

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
General Elementary N/A 97%
English Language Arts N/A 95%
English 100% 96%
Arts & Humanities 100% 99%
Math 73% 94%
Science 96% 95%
Social Studies 100% 95%
Foreign Language 100% 94%
Geography 100% 94%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative 100% 98%
Economics 100% 93%
Government 100% 96%

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  • A highly qualified teacher for a specific academic area is one who has full state certification for teaching the subject, has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and has demonstrated subject matter competence.
Source: See notes

School leadership

  This school State average
Current principal's tenure (in years) 2 N/A
Number of principals in the last 5 years 2 2
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation details We are happy to partner with families to help them get to and from the nearest public bus stops upon their request.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Communities in Schools
Partner website Www.cisdelaware.org
Partner Jobs for Delaware Graduates
Partner website Www.jobsdegrads.org
Partner AVID
Partner website Www.avid.org
Partner Delaware Technical College
Partner website Www.dtcc.edu
Partner Health Corps
Partner website Www.healthcorps.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details No application is needed, except for a Choice Application if you live outside of McKean's feeder pattern.
Learn more Http://www.redclayschools.com/pages/RedClay/Parents_and_Students/Choice
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 01/15/2015

Choice enrollment

  This school
Students attending this school through their feeder pattern assignment 85%
Students "choicing" into this school who live in the district 11%
Students "choicing" into this school who live outside the district (includes vocational and charter schools) 4%

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  • Non-Choice: Students at this school who are part of the normal feeder pattern.
  • Intra-District Choice: Students at this school who are outside the normal feeder pattern, but still within their resident district.
  • Inter-District Choice: Students at this school from outside their resident district. All vocational and charter school enrollment is considered Inter-District Choice.
Source: See notes

Sources

Student diversity DE Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
Class size DE Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
Highly qualified teachers DE Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
School leadership DE Dept. of Education, 2014-2015
Choice enrollment DE Dept. of Education, 2014-2015