88 out of 10GreatSchools

McKinley Elementary School

Santa Monica, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 475


McKinley Elementary School
2401 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5011
McKinley Elementary School is located in Santa Monica, CA and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Two or more races

Reviews45 Reviews

McKinley is a great school. Excellent leadership, great teachers, and fun community events.
Our child is in kindergarten at McKinley and we’ve been impressed with the school from day 1. Great community of involved parents, and wonderful, engaging teachers who are invested in the kids’ development. The school diversity adds so much value that it’s a shame it would also bring down the Great Schools rating. The number of low income and ESL families brings more challenges than other more affluent schools face. McKinley works hard to create an inclusive environment where all children thrive, although those with extra support at home always have a leg up.
McKinley is an amazing school. I am not sure I understand the new score but it is for sure unfair. The school has a core of extremely committed administrators, teachers, and staff who work very hard to create an inclusive and welcoming environment. The new Principal Dr Benjamin, is working with both teachers and parents to adress issues that arose last year due to the former negligent Principal Dr Yakitch. Teachers work really hard to help all students succeed. The school offers music, arts, theatre, and science classes. There is significant emphasis on character building through periodic assemblies that reinforce positive values and attitudes. The school has a zero tolerance for bullying and students feel safe and contained. My daughter is already in her third year attending McKinley and she is a happy, well rounded, strong girl who can’t wait to go to school on Mondays. Finally, a word about the parents and PTA leadership. There is a new leadership and they are amazing. They listen to suggestions and welcome everybody’s participation. The number of parents who are involved in the school leadership is not as large as in other SM schools but they work really hard and are very committed to the school. Thanks so mich McKinley!
A hidden gem in Santa Monica. Great new principal, beautiful campus, diverse students, dedicated teachers.
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