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McKinley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 408 students

 

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Posted July 2, 2013

Yes the Principal was nice & the teachers are nice, but nice doesn't always get the job done. This school is great if you are a stay at home parent and have plenty of disposable time to educate your children at home. If you are a working parent it is very challenging. Both of my children struggled tremendously because "new teaching styles" and I found myself many times re-teaching my children the material in simple strait forward terms. Learning should not be a complicated process. I never had my mother help me with homework as many times as I have had to help both of my kids with their homework. In all I'm very disappointed and I am currently seeking other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

Awesome staff and wonderful parent community combine for high expectations and student success. Proud to have my kid there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

liked the teachers ,close to home ,meet alot of freinds
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My daughter is a second grade at mckinley and she just loves school, and her teacher is wonderful. My child has allergies and Mrs Sullivan is always looking out for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

McKinley School is a place where the whole staff cares about the students. Much is done to make sure all students reach their full potential by having high expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

My daughters are both in the special education system at different levels and did horribly at this school. The administrative and special education staff will do as little as possible to assist a child and when questioned blames lack of funding and the child for being lazy as the reasons for lack of progress or assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

I attended McKinley Elementary School years ago and it was fun to see the old school again when I took my son for his first day of first grade. Now that the year is past, I am very pleased with his academic progress. His teacher, Mrs. Petersen, was a wonderful, caring teacher and he enjoyed being in her class. I volunteered at the school when I was able and was able to see first hand what a wonderful principal and staff worked at McKinley. Keep up the good work!
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Posted May 29, 2004

My son is a 4th grader at McKinley Elem. Our local district could not provide the special services he needed but McKinley has not only provided them but has worked through many issues and he is well received by most all staff and students he comes in contact with. Mr. Hall the prinicipal is great with the students. Mrs. Buckdrucker is a wonderful special ed teacher and will be missed greatly as her position is being eliminated this year. My son has had wonderful success at McKinley Elem. and I hate to see the day when he must leave there. I give McKinley Elem. the highest rating of 5 stars. Keep up the great work! -Mary L. in LaGrange
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Posted March 11, 2004

My daughter has been with McKinley for 4 years now and I absolutely love this school! Mr. Hall is a wonderful principal and the whole teaching staff is great! They all really care about the kids, and it shows. I can't say enough good things about this school.
—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 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Above Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 4MetMet
Grade 5AboveAbove

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
93 (2011)
 
87 (2010)
 
93 (2009)
 
97 (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 74%
Two or more races 15% 4%
Black 13% 16%
Hispanic 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 10%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00am
School end time
  • 3:10pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Lonnie V. Hall
Fax number
  • (440) 284-8382

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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