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McKinley High School

Public | 7-12 | 320 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 8, 2014

Over paid babysitters. It's sickening to know that I wasted my youth going to this school. I am one of the people that graduated without knowing how to properly read. But if you looked at my grades, I was at the top of my class. I would never send my children to this horrible day care. There are far better schools surrounding this one. Don't send your children here. You have been warned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

As an alumni and now a parent, I love Sebring School district. The teachers really care about the students and their education. Athletics and foreign languages are limited. However, with small class sizes, the teachers are better able to help the students that want helped. I don't feel yu can base your idea of an enitre school district on one bad experience of one student with one teacher. Parents are encouraged to be involved with the school and with their childrens' education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I agree that the teachers are tenured, and not that caring of the students. I totally diagree with the 'tenure' system. It is totally unfair to the students. Many of the teachers a this school do not have a level of education that is acceptable at other schools, and many of them have behaviors that are totally unacceptable, and unprofessional in my opinion. They have limited to non-existent programs when it comes to the Arts, Music, and Sports, except basketball (big deal). I feel that if you just want your child to have a mediocre education, and very limited opportunity in art, music, and sports, compared to other schools, then send them to Sebring. Otherwise consider larger neighboring schools with much more opportunity, and more of the teachers have a higher degree of education themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

I know this is a dedicated staff who cares about the students and their academics. Anyone who says that basketball and cheerleading is more important than academics has not spent enough time in this school. Many times, Sebring teachers have gone above and beyond to help their students. My own children have been challenged to excel and seek opportunities such as Destination Imagination,Academic Challenge,and the Chemistry Olympiad. Students have had poems publilshed in national publications, and the school newspaper staff has received numerous awards. Academics seem to be a top priority here. At the same time, I know the dedication and encouragement of the special education teachers keep many at-risk students in school. The staff is dedicated, the administration is dedicated, and the board of education is committed to giving Sebring students all it can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

Excellent, safe, beautiful schools that are the heartbeat of the community. A beuatiful facility and hometown teachers that give personal attention to every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

I do not believe this to be a professionally operated school. Most of the teachers are here because they are tenured, not because they care about the kids - hard to get accepted into college after going to Sebring HS - they do not focus near enough on academics, they only care about their basketball team. Very limited as to arts, music and other available sports. Parents are only involved if their children play basketball or are cheerleaders. There is also a problem with their acceptance of 'challenged' students. My daughter fared well here, as she was a cheerleader. My son was not welcomed as he has a learning disability that the teachers are not familiar with. The special education director/principal told us to put him elsewhere. He is now in another district and is managing well - mainstreamed. Sebring does not care enough about the quality of their academics.
—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 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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 77% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Disabled0%
Non-disabled88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled93%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled70%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students51%
Female26%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled55%
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 "Met Expected Growth".

Math

Reading

Grade 7MetMet
Grade 8MetMet

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

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Disabled50%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled42%
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female>=95%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled75%
Non-disabled95%
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

 
95 (2011)
 
97 (2010)
 
92 (2009)
 
88 (2008)

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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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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

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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

53%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

96%


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.

3 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 95% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 21%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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225 East Indiana Ave
Sebring, OH 44672
Phone: (330) 938-2963

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