My two children went to this school. When I realized my 7th grader cannot read, write or puncuate properly. He was at a third grade level in 6th grade and receiving honors so I never looked into it until his teacher failed him. I met with the principal to question this and her response was "all that writing, spelling and puncuation is not important, just look at how we text message and write on facebook." Not only did I pull my kids out of that school, I moved out of the town. PARENTS you have to stand up!
Unfortunately my daughter is in this school :(. This place is falling in peaces (bathrooms and gym are the worst, you can see fiberglass falling from the ceilling while our children eat) everyday they found rat poop and big cacaroaches everywhere.
My daughter was bullied at this school, it was reported and teh teacher and principle took no action. My daughter dreaded having to go to 4th grade this year. So we decided to move just so we could change schools.
As a Kindergarten teacher at this I can honestly say that we arent doing everything reasonably possibly to prepare our children. Our Test Scores are low and we need parents to help. Our Administrator have told us in meetings that our school is about appearance and this everything is politcal. I think its sad that my students are being used as pawns and not getting the attention they deserve while under our care.
McKinley School is an excellent school. It has the highest scores on state tests. The students are well educated and have great teachers in this school. I go to McKinley school, I'm an eighth grade student there. I couldn't possibly think of going to any other school but McKinley School, I love it here!