Principal's Page

We are pleased you have taken the time to visit our website.  It is our goal to make your child's learning experience positive and successful.  We take pride in keeping our families informed about our school so if you need additional information that is not available on the website or if you are interested in having your child attend McKinley, please do not hesitate to give us a call.  We look forward to providing you and your child a rewarding educational experience.

McKinley will be a school with a positive and friendly atmosphere in which all students make progress and strive to be life-long learners.
McKinley will be a learning community in which all members respect one another. Collaborative groups and the innovative use of resources and materials will be used to meet the needs of all students.

McKinley will be a compassionate school known for using patience, humor, and respect in every classroom and everyone will feel accepted and safe.

McKinley will be a school that encourages parent and community involvement with classroom and school-wide activities. We will continue to build positive working relationships within the community.

McKinley will be a state-of-the-art learning facility with updated technology, and research-based curriculum and programs. The environment will be structured to support professional learning communities and teacher collaboration to benefit all students.

Our purpose is to motivate students from diverse backgrounds to develop intellectual curiosity, leadership, and confidence to contribute to a complex and changing world by challenging students to achieve their highest potential. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment. We embody our purpose through such programs as Responsive Classroom, research-based curriculum, student leadership groups (safety patrol, lunch aides, student council), and state of the art technology. We hold our students to high expectations in order to have them show and demonstrate continuous progress on state and local assessments.

At McKinley Elementary School, we believe that a student's success depends on the partnership between home, school and community. We believe that through this partnership we can provide the greatest opportunities for achievement for all students.