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McKinley High School

Public | 9-12 | 850 students

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2011

Niles McKinley is terrible. The teachers don't show much interest and it seems like they are there simply because they are getting paid. I went to Niles for two years before deciding to get home schooled. The school is terrible at controlling things such as bullying, drugs, people even bring alcohol to the school. They highly favor students that participate in athletics. It's overall not an enjoyable place to be, no air condition, the heat barely works. If you are looking for you kid to have an enjoyable, trouble free, good education, don't send them here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2010

I'm very dissappointed that trying to look up a scheduled events date, Homecoming, the Calendar of events has not been updated since last year. Additionally, there is not an email to the school, administration, or school board to direct these questions to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Niles definitely isn't an amazing school, but it's got a lot of wonderful qualities. There are plenty of programs for the students such as computer club, speech and debate, drama, choir, Art and VisCom. As a former student, I became close to a few teachers because they treated us as young adults and not children and to me, that's a great thing to have in a high school. The bathrooms are horrible and need to be fixed. Not all the sinks have mirrors, theres tons of graffiti everywhere and most of the doors don't stay closed.


Posted March 21, 2010

I loved being a Red Dragon! There is such a proud tradition at Niles McKinley. You won't find a better school any where.


Posted May 24, 2009

Great School! Looking forward to the new facility to be built!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

As a whole for Niles City Schools I think they are bad. My son has gone thru the system since kindergarten and is now in 10th grade. There are not many teachers who truly care and they are all about passing the tests to move the kids along to the next grade,which I believe is the way it is most everywhere these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

I am a student at NHS, and although it is not a brand new school, it is not that bad. Yes it could use a bunch of new everythings, but it still has great teachers and everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2008

There is alot that goes on in Niles McKinley now that they have a new principal i beleive that the school Discipline will be more strict into making the school a safe and better enviroment and now i can tell teachers a gettign more involved with the students themselves as for asking how sports and other academics.


Posted August 17, 2007

Both of my children graduated from here and are doing fantastic in college. Of course, they took advantage of every academic opportunity available. They had great attendance, participated in many activities, and made terrific friends. The teachers helped them whenever they asked or needed it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

I am a graduate of Niles McKinley in 04. The school has diminished over the years but the quality of the teachers is still some of the best I've seen. Students must find their way but there is help if they put the time in. College processes were not the easiest as the guidance staff is small and overworked but the teachers and coaches pick up some of the slack. The building definitely needs some work and the standards of all of the students should be raised. Students tend to be put on a class track very early in their career at Niles City..either College bound or Career center bound. Diversity is an issue..there is not much within Niles but that is changing year by year. Parent involvement is low, The speech team as well as the band and drama club are excellent and provide a great basis for students.


Posted December 31, 2005

The quality of the academic program is what the individual student puts into it. My daughter will be graduating this year and I can truly say that she has gotten a great education. However, she put alot of time into her education. The marching band is above excellent, hats off to Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Redmond. They produce a top quality band every year. The speech team is also something to be proud of. The devotion of the coaches to the students is absolutely wonderful. Mr Revezzo is the best at what he does. He makes sure every student is prepared to do their'cut' every week. He is the best. Niles city schools is among the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

Although the school has diminished in quality, both educationally and physically, students may still obtain a standard high school education. Most students take generalized courses, but there are still honors courses available to those who want to achieve academic success. Niles McKinley is not the best school in the area, but it is not horrible either. You have to make the best of your situation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2004

Okay well I'm not a parent but I do attend niles mckinley and its definitly not the biggest, or cleanest school, but that doesn't matter, we still learn the same stuff as any other school & our test scores prove that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

This school may not be the cleanest, but it is a very nice place to socialize and learn.


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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 83% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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 Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled35%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled24%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Disabled24%
Non-disabled93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined 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

 
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95 (2010)
 
95 (2009)
 
98 (2008)

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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

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

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

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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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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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ACT participation

64%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

84%


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

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 74%
Black 6% 16%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
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 57%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 17%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Niles, OH 44446
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