The mission of McKinley Elementary school, in partnership with the community, is to create an academic, physical, emotional, social, and safe environment where everyone can learn and respect one another. We believe that everyone can learn to become better thinkers and independent learners. We believe learning is maximized when it takes place in an environment enriched with support, encouragement and assistance. We provide a rigorous, academic program with high expectations for success through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We celebrate the pursuit of lifelong learning and are committed to nurturing high self-esteem and respect for others.
PERSONAL BEST. ACT RESPONSIBLY. WORK & PLAY SAFELY. SHOW RESPECT.
Why do we place so much emphasis on coming to school all day, every day? One in 10 kindergarten students nationally is chronically absent, missing nearly a month of school.
McKinley parents can look at our daily attendance board in front of the school to keep track of our total school attendance rate, as well as the number of total tardies for that day. This communication is simply a reminder to get our students to school all day, every day and to celebrate when the attendance rate is high and the tardy numbers are low.