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Mckinley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 561 students

 
 

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Posted April 19, 2010

The teachers at McKinley really care about their students. Barb Rhame is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

This school is made for the most creative and the kids with most potential. Some people can't see the greatness of McKinley, becaue they haven't witnessed the experience of being at a school with so much fun and oppertunity. By going to this school, I know the teachers are fantastic, the classes are exciting, and most importantly the students are unique and great. I know the location of the school isn't the greatest, but no school is perfect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

McKinley is a fine a excellent school and the staff is always trying their hardest to help out each and every students individual problems no matter what it is the staff will always sit there and listen to what the kids have to say and give them good advice to help them through their problem and other important lessons that will help them throughout life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

mckinley should be a flabbergastic molecular breakdown,thats how bad it is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

Mckinley has a bad reputation for violence. I just want it to be known that this is not true at all. Mckinley is a very caring and understanding environment for all children. I have an eighth grader and sixth grader that go to Mckinley and I am very impressed with the individual attention given to both of my children. I give Mckinley two big thumbs up! Thank you to all of the teachers and staff that make it a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

Mckinely is a great school with a helpful staff and a diverse group of students. The teachers get to know each student and the have a spectacular fine arts program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2006

McKinley is a great school. It has a very diverse student body and staff. In fact it is the most diverse school in Cedar Rapids. This school has high expectations for their students and it shows in the performance on standardized test (ITBS). I know that McKinley is constantly fighting the negative stereotypes that come from the neighborhood, but the only way you know how great of a school it is, is by attending. The students are very friendly and helpful. The teachers always go up and beyond to help the students succeed. They have a wonderful music program that tends to get better every year. McKinley also offers programs outside of school in which my kids have been involved and they are phenominal. I love the center point system which allows me a chance to check on my kids and keep contact with my teacher. Great School!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 24, 2004

I think that this school is not very nice to 'new' students from other schools or are very caring about the individual students needs.They would rather put them on medication than sit down and try to understand. Not very friendly or helpful when it comes to working out problems.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa 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: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa 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: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa 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: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 81%
Black 30% 5%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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620 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Phone: (319) 558-2348

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