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Public district
Westfield, NJ
Students enrolled: 355

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500 First St
Westfield, NJ 07090

(908) 789-4555
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December 23, 2013
I can't say enough about what an amazing school this is. Caring faculty, dedicated parents, and a great curriculum are the perfect recipe for this spectacular elementary school. I feel very fortunate that my family is a part of the McKinley community!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2013
I am a former student and can't tell you enough how outstanding this school is. Sweet, kind and caring staff. Amazing playground. Happy environment. When i moved out of state in 4th grade, I realized how this school is excellent compared to most elementary schools. I WANTED to go to school in the morning, I was actually excited to go and see my friends and learn. This school wasn't a school to me-it was a second home. There is a tiny catch- science isn't a strong subject. Other than that its perfect.

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2011
McKinley is really a wonderful school. My child finished first grade and had a very positive experience. The teachers are warm and caring, and taught effectively without simply piling on homework. The community is so enthusiastic about the school, and the parents are extremely involved, which makes one feel special to be a part of the McKinley family. I grew up in NYC and attended public schools, and my one apprehension about the Westfield School system was that it was going to be snobby. I do not have any personal experience in the other schools, but I can say that the atmosphere in McKinley is down-to-earth and caring. This was a great relief. If you would like your child in a loving, open environment, I highly recommend the McKinley neighborhood!

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2011
THIS SCHOOL IS FABULOUS! I get tears in my eyes justing thinking aobut the experiences my children are having at McKinley. I can only say good things about this school. The teachers are caring and professional, the new principal is doing great (he had really big shoes to fill), and the community of students and their familes are extraordinary. There are so many wonderful opportunities for the students to grow and become part of communtiy here. If you are looking into purchasing a home in Westfield, look no further than the McKinley school area. So many families, a wonderfully small community where everyone knows everyone -- JUST FABULOUS!

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2011
My children and I love this school and can't say enough good things about it. Strong academics, caring teachers, and strong parent involvement and sense of community. There's the annual adult social, the popular student carnival, "Kapers," which is the annual musical production, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Kid TV, music, art, the annual faculty volleyball game that the kids LOVE, Bingo night, family book club, movie nights in the gym, etc. etc. You walk into this charming old building and see all of the kids' colorful creations hanging and it immediately boosts your spirits. The library is a great space, and the big playground is a popular gathering spot right after school. Small student body. The new principal is a wonderful man, too, working hard and very dedicated. This school is dear to our hearts. Go McKinley!

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2011
I disagree with this review. Mckinley School was huge disappointment to me. I would never recommend this school to anyone. My child has trauma for being this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2008
McKinley is a gem. The school's principal, Claudia Andreski, is quite an engaging leader. Some principals rule with fear; she leads with LOVE!

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
McKinley has an excellent principal and this excellence is seen throughout the school in its teachers, staff and students. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
McKinley is an excellent school!! The principal Claudia Andreski knows every child on a first name basis, we have a very tight-knit community and its an excellent learning environment. All of the teachers are very approachable, the PTO is excellent in getting everyone involved and they really do put the kids needs first.

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October 04, 2005
What a great school! I am proud to me a McKinley parent!

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August 31, 2004
Excellent class sizes, quality teachers and students. Active parents. All of the qualities of a great school are within McKinley.

- submitted by a parent

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McKinley Elementary School
500 First St, Westfield, NJ  07090
(908) 789-4555
Last modified McKinley Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
McKinley Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top