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President William Mckinley High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1790 students


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Posted February 26, 2012

The school is beautiful and stunning. I had two girls who went to this school, one who graduated a couple of years ago and one who is close to graduating and from my experiences with my daughters, they love the school, the students, the atmosphere. The only downfall is that McKinley does have under-qualified teachers, however, I believe the school makes up for it in their strong robotics, band, and AP programs. Your child can really benefit from this school if they keep themselves well-rounded. I also approve of how strict the school is in maintaining their presence in public. McKinley rarely, if ever, gets into trouble for alcohol, violence, or drugs, at public outings, such as proms and sporting events.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 9, 2010

This school does not prepare it's students for college. Most of the teachers in the core subjects have no knowledge of their course. As a student I feel that if the teachers who are no quality teachers are fired than McKinley would have only one or two teachers left to teach.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 21, 2010

McKinley is a good school. I've been attending this school for about 4 years now and it's a great school. There are things that make this school different but the education is good. We all learn, it's just if you fail it's not the teachers fault it's your own. The staff here are great and there like your own family! c/o 2010
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 27, 2010

It's an okay school to go to. The faculty is also very helpfull. School could use better maintainance in the restrooms. Other than that education is good with many ap honors classes and so forth. Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 7, 2008

Teachers care for you about the next steps in life. Teachers don't fail their students,they fail themselves.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 28, 2006

This is a clean and beautiful school. Restroom plumbing need to be updated. ROTC program available. Centrally located.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 23, 2004

McKinley is a fairly good public school in academic terms, especially in the math department and their Speech & Debate team is exceptionally strong. Their science department is poor, however, and athletics are alright. As for extracurricular activities, there aren't much available as the clubs aren't very active and typical high school milestones such as proms are heavily regulated and not very fun at all. McKinley does have a pretty good Honors/AP program, particularly in Social Studies/History and English. The guidance and career counselors are fantastic and very helpful. The morning bulletin is very informative and sure to remind students of deadlines or other interesting information. Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a former student

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Biology I

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.



The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Hawaii used the Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grade 10 in biology. The HSA is a standards-based test that measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Hawaii. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Hawaii Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 65% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 21% 34%
Two or more races 5% 8%
Hispanic 4% 6%
White 4% 14%
Black 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1039 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96814
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