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K-5
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Beaverton, OR
Students enrolled: 637
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1500 NW 185th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006

(503) 533-1845
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November 06, 2014
Long term Intel Employee that chose to purchase a house because McKinley Elementary school was in it's boundary. This is the most diverse school in Beaverton, and not just one or two cultures, but a multitude. Not just one or two religions, but many. Not just 10 languages, but closer to 30. The administration and staff are amazing. A lot of students come and go at the school because of nearby corporate housing and apartments, and this impacts test scores. There are also a lot of lower socio-economic factors at the school- which makes volunteering and I believe teaching there very rewarding. If you want your kids to grow up surrounded by wealthy, over-indulged children of large corporation employees- choose one north of Hwy26. If you want your kids to learn about the world, language, culture, and the true daily geography of the world, choose McKinley.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2014
This school is Great. We have been here for going on 5 years. The district wanted to change my special needs son to a different school and we fought to keep him here. The staff and teachers are wonderful and the principal is so easy to work with. There are so many different cultures represented among the students; it's amazing. The school really embraces cultural differences and understands that kids are curious thinkers. The special ed program is fairly new in this school and could use a little work, but overall we as a family have really enjoyed our time here. We now have 2 kids attending McKinley and we plan to see them both through from there first bell ring as a kindergartner to there last as a graduating 5th grader.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
This school is incredible unorganized!!!! My kinder started this year and like most parents we decided to drive him. when we arrived they had the children line up out side in front of the school doors these lines were not class specific just all kinders, when they finaly let the kids in (remember children who have never been to school before) they were everywhere and lots of children were lost I found a boy crying and when I asked if he needed help he said "where is my teacher" I was confused on where these children were supposed to go, I cant imagine how a 5yr old on an over whelming day such as the first day of school felt. This was handled poorly. Also school events are handled the same way no direction or organization. once my child was almost an hour late from school I called the school and the receptionist simply told me the bus will leave shortly its running behind, when my son finally came in the door he was crying when I asked him why he told me his bus was rear ended by another bus, and the school apparently didn't think this was worth telling me??? This school is terrible!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
McKinley has top-notch teachers and committed staff. There are challenges because of low parent involvement and the well-publicized class size issues in Beaverton School District as a whole, but McKinley does excellent work with what they are given. My daughter has attended for 3 years and has excelled. She loves her teachers and staff and they take the time to know her. I've been increasingly involved and find it more rewarding each year. The parents that are involved are so dedicated and welcoming to new families. This school cares about the entire family and seeks to create a community of support for all aspects of student life. Get inovolved in your child's school! It enriches your child's experience, improves the experience for other students and adds so much to your own life. Other schools have a bigger PT organizational budget, but McKinley has heart.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
McKinley has a multitude of different cultures attending school. This offers students at a young age to understand and learn about geography and other global opportunities. McKinley also promotes being responsible, respectful and being safe, 'rules' that should be ingrained into everyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My little 5-year old niece thinks her school is 'super fun.' How wonderful that she loves school at such a young age!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2009
My 1st grader child moved to McKinley in March. I am so pleased with the academic expectations at this school! The homework is more challenging than his previous school and his reading skills have improved so much in just the 2 months that he has been here.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
My 1st Grader has not learned anything new this year in reading, writing, or math. I previously home schooled and wanted to put him in 2nd grade. He could academically could have even been in 3rd, but that's jumping too far ahead. The principal refused to let him skip or even review his skills! She said he's 1st grade age appropriate, so that's where he'll be. He has been bored and unchallenged. I feel we have wasted a year of precious learning.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
I am a parent of Mc Kinley first grader. I am very dissapointed with the way academic programs are at McKinley. I wish there was better leadership from Mc Kinley principal. The extracurricular activities are offered to a very limited circle of students.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
I think that the school needs to focus on inportant issues of the saftey of the children since my children have been going to this school my daughter has been hit in the fact twice by a boy,in fact by the same boy.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 16, 2006
I find the academic programs challenging for my first grader and I am pleased with the communication from school officials. I appreciate the availability and incorporation of the music and arts programs as regular activities.I am a single dad of two and have attended several of the afterschool events and find them well organized and have enjoyed the interaction with the other parents in attendance. I would encourage those parents who haven't yet attended to come I believe you'll have a positive experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2005
Acedemic programs low. School focuses on 'life skills' such as sharing, non- bullying ect.. This takes priority over actual learning. Math is very much egnored at mckinley in grades 1-3. Great music teachers and programs. Very good with family art night. Does not have a very large participation from student's parents for school activities. Parent involvement low.

- submitted by a parent
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Mckinley Elementary School
1500 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR  97006
(503) 533-1845
Last modified Mckinley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mckinley Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top