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Mckinley Vocational High School

Public | 9-12 | 1080 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2008

I currently attend McKinley Vocational High School in Buffalo New York and I must say that, it's a good school, it has it's flaws but what school doesn't.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2008

The Staff here needs to learn words like please and thank you. Not enough tools upstairs, like books. It needs to be fixed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2008

I went to Mckinley High School and honestly I did have a good time. There were times when yes Mrs. Barton does not listen to any problems if they don't consider her. Also I didn't like the fact how she treated one person to another. The teachers there are some of the best. I loved being a part of carpentry. If your able to get all 4 of those teachers, that's your best part of the four years being there.


Posted September 11, 2007

Mckinley high is a place where young students find their true self and who they are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

This is a school that prides itself on being the best of the worst; a school whose pride for its football team overrides everything and overshadows the treatment of other students. This school is by far the worst I've ever attended, due mostly to the efforts of one Mrs. Barton, much to the chagrin of many teachers, whose needs (and vicariously: those of their students) could be met if their principal cared to listen. Any efforts to change the way the school works is deemed subversive to her management of the school, and a disruption to the learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2007

This is by far the best school ever created for humans! I love the fact that this school has somethng for everyone, great competitive sports program, great academic programs, and the best teachers in the city! I don't know why the other parents said that this school is bad, because I'm a senior and I will be graduating this year with 29 credits and 5 college credits! I could not be no more happier than where I am now! This school rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2006

not a good school for serious minded students. Pay for private
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2006

not the best public school send youe kids elsewhere for better education
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
3%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
31%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
58%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students11%
Female11%
Male11%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%

Chemistry

All Students46%
Female60%
Male31%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Earth Science

All Students19%
Female12%
Male23%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities2%
General population22%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

English

All Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities28%
General population73%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Geometry

All Students9%
Female8%
Male10%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Global History and Geography

All Students51%
Female42%
Male57%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
General population54%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Integrated Algebra

All Students46%
Female49%
Male45%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities18%
General population53%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Living Environment

All Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander32%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities26%
General population55%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Physics

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%

U.S. History and Government

All Students71%
Female69%
Male70%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities48%
General population73%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 60% 19%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
White 1 17% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 177%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MRS. CRYSTAL BARTON

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1500 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone: (716) 816-4480

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