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Mckenny Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 373 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 23, 2014

Wonderful School. Good work by the staff and the Principal. One of the best schools in the Olympia area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

McKenny is a wonderful school. The teachers are very caring and have been great influences in both my childern's lives. Parents are extremely involved and this year we have an outstanding PTO that has brought 'spirit' back to our school. The only aspect I would like to see improved is the teacher to child ratio (very high for most classes) and the math curriculum. McKenny could challenge our students with a better math program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

Quality of academis programs is good, availability of extracurricular activities and parent involvement is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

We have two children at McKenny. We have been pleased by the quality of the teaching and caring that happens within the McKenny Community. We have been impressed by every one of the teachers our daughters have had. There is a new principal this year. She comes with great recommendations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

We moved to Olympia and to McKenny in the Spring of last year. We had some initial worries as we were moving him from a private school environment to a public school. But, our son was quickly welcomed by his teacher and classmates. In no time he made many friends. McKenny offers a safe environment, and a challenging curriculum as well as many extracurricular activities--building the feeling of community. One of the many activities that we have taken advantage of is Orchestra. The teachers are wonderful, the staff is terrific, and the principal is one of the best we have ever had! We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

An excellent pre-school - incredibly supportive of my daughter with special needs - even more so after she was diagnosed with cancer. We are very lucky to have her there. I have never met the principal so can't make any comments as to principal leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

What a wonderful school that my Daughter gets to be a part of.


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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 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female54%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income40%
Not low income73%
Special education46%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income79%
Not low income88%
Special education75%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Female62%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income50%
Not low income82%
Special education60%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income83%
Not low income95%
Special education100%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income92%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income43%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female79%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income71%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female72%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income71%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 12% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 121%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 78%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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3250 Morse Merryman Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-8400

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