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McKinley Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 167 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2014

I feel that McKinley is a great school for students 3-15 to go to. The staff are very kind and helpful. Go Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

Wow...people are just making things up.... Don't believe all those negative reviews. My son is a PreK student at McKinley and he CAN READ ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

best school everrrrrrrrr i miss it so muchhh its awesome ^_^ its big and they have 2 gyms that is mad cool and the area is ghetto


Posted June 9, 2012

got there from Cuba in 1969 and stayed thru 1974. Mr Upton was the Principal he didn't care very much for hispanics....neither did MOST of the teachers. I had to stand up for myself and my little brother a lot. Lots of fights and bloody noses to hold my ground.


Posted January 31, 2012

I must say that there are some teachers in the 3rd grade that really work hard, Ms. Monero and Ms. Nascimento, they work together very well and the rest of the staff in the elementary (the one's that I am familar with) are also on par in their own way with these two teachers, specifically Mrs. G the art teacher, few people work as hard as these three women and they should get a few extra vaction days if I do say so myself.


Posted January 11, 2010

My son is a Pre-k student, currently attending this school, and his teacher Mrs.Richardson and Teachers Aid Mrs. Pacheco are amazing! Because it was my sons first year ever attending school he was nervous and difficult for mysef as well, but with these two wonderful, patient, teachers made him so comfortable, he now interacts with his classmates and has opened up greatly. He writes his first and last name and has excelled academically so much, I am so proud of him. Thank you Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Pacheco!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

My daughter is currently attending this school. This school in an urban setting; but I will say that the prinicpal has helped my daughter a great deal and she really cares about each student!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2004

I was a student at McKinley. At first I didn't like it because the students were not nice but, I blended in and made friends. The staff was lovely (Mrs. Dickens, Mrs. Pocknett, Mr. Brown, Mr. Dandidge, Mr. Graham (8th grade), Ms. Teseroni(8th grade), Mrs. Lambert(8th grade), Mr. Johnson(8th grade), Mrs. Freeman(6th grade), Mr. Sansome(7th grade), Mr. Torres(7th grade), Miss Johnson (library), Mrs. Nunziata: your gonna write!(6th grade), Mr. William(6th grade)...All these people help make it possible for me to achieve today. They were the ones who stayed after school or pulled you to the side if you needed help or just needed a hug. They encouraged me to finish my project for 8th grade (the yearbooks) and they are the ones who gave me my 1st award: THE HUMANATARIAN AWARD. With hope that they see this and smile. And not to forget Mr. Computo...THANK YOU ALL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2003

I have move to the Newark, NJ area from Baldwin, PA. The curricular in this school left much to be desired. I had conversations with my child's teacher, and although she seemed to want to help, her hands were tied. If you have another school to choose from, go with it. If you dont, find one.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students36%
Female48%
Male25%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students30%
Female35%
Male25%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant30%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students20%
Female15%
Male26%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant20%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students31%
Female27%
Male36%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education31%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female55%
Male58%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education17%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female55%
Male60%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
General education67%
English language learners39%
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former39%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students20%
Female31%
Male11%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special educationn/a
General education26%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant20%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students32%
Female38%
Male28%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students40%
Female38%
Male41%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education24%
General education48%
English language learners27%
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students24%
Female20%
Male29%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students36%
Female34%
Male37%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 22%
Black 41% 16%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Carolyn Granato

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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  • Cafeteria
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  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Swimming

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