Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Mc Kinley Middle School

Public | 6-8

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 18, 2013

Its a good school, the curriculum is very good, this is my daughters first yr and so far it has been a good experience for her. Only thing is the school lacks funding for updated equipment. It would be nice to see this school get a little help in expanding the tools for teaching these bright young students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

While there are some great teachers, overall the school is terrible. Bad kids, bad teachers, no communication, etc. I never even heard from half of my child's teachers. When I asked for contact info I learned half didn't have emails! At 1 meeting I asked about repeating since she had failed all year and nobody knew!! I couldn't even get an update on her grades! We were bombarded with the anti-bullying message, yet when my child was bullied - NO RESPONSE. She tried meeting with the counselor for help & was turned away. She also tried to report bullying towards a friend and was repeatedly turned away/ignored. Teachers would refuse to answer questions and told kids to "figure it out" My daughter gave up because "I'm frustrated because they never answer the question I am asking" When I asked her what she learned this year she said, "to act like a brat like everybody else. It's a good thing I was only there 1 year or I'd have a bad attitude too." She heard teachers call students toads & brats, told students they couldn't be trusted, etc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

Great Teachers! Very Caring and Interested in each child. Teachers spark interest for students and that is important!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

McKinley, despite some comments, is actually full of caring staff and faculty. We have great kids, caring teachers, and all strive daily to make our school as great as possible. It's difficult to read other comments that sum up our whole school by ONE experience. I have been teaching here for five years and believe I work with one of the most caring staff APS has to offer.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 16, 2010

Very unresponsive. Have had very little feedback from the teachers. The IEP Meeting was a joke. They have failed to tell me what they plan on doing to help my child learn in the classroom and kept asking me when I plan on putting my child on medication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I think that this school can be fun and educational but the students just need a little more support from the teachers! And parents!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

This is the most child unfriendly school we have experienced. The focus is not on encouraging children to choose education but to encourage them to choose their rules and regulations. The atmosphere is negative toward child development. They don't seem to be able to handle teen development and challenges in a positive manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

195 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 29% in 2010.

184 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students20%
Female18%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Native American14%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities2%
English Language Learner Current12%
English Language Learner Exited30%

Reading

All Students24%
Female28%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native American14%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities6%
English Language Learner Current12%
English Language Learner Exited25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native American28%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited30%

Reading

All Students30%
Female31%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American17%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited45%

Science

All Students25%
Female23%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native American11%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current3%
English Language Learner Exited35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native American55%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities5%
English Language Learner Current17%
English Language Learner Exited60%

Reading

All Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native American50%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Current29%
English Language Learner Exited60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 59%
White 12% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 10%
Black 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 88%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

4500 Comanche Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 880-3744

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

The Family School
Albuquerque, NM



The Learning Community
Albuquerque, NM


Queen Of Heaven School
Albuquerque, NM


Salam Academy
Albuquerque, NM


New Futures School
Albuquerque, NM


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT