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Mckinley Middle School

Racine, WI
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 525

Overview

Mckinley Middle School
2340 Mohr Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
(262) 664-6150
Mckinley Middle School is located in Racine, WI and serves grades 6-8.
This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native American
0%
Asian
1%
Two or more races
4%
Hispanic
26%
Black
30%
White
38%
Other
1%

Reviews12 Reviews

3.0
other
Best school i have ever been in . I had the best 6th grade momments there . Mckinleys 6th grade mandela house has a GREAT science teacher.A GREAT math teacher and a GREAT language arts teacher. BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!
other
I HAVE A GRANDSON WHO HAS ALWAYS DONE WELL IN SCHOOL AND NOW IN MCKINLEY FOR HIS SECOND YEAR THINGS HAVE FALLEN APART. WE HAVE TRIED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO GET HELP WITH UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS GOING ON, BUT VERY LITTLE TO NO COOPERATION FROM STAFF AT MCKINLEY. HE IS WELL BEHAVED BUT FAILING TWO CLASSES WHICH HAS NOW SHUT HIM DOWN BECAUSE HE HAS ALWAYS DONE WELL AND PROUD OF IT. NOW WE GET A LETTER IN THE MAIL ABOUT HOW HE MAY HAVE TO REPEAT THE 7TH GRADE FOR THESE TWO CLASSES. I HAVE GIVEN MY E MAIL ADDRESS FOR TEACHERS TO CONTACT ME, I HAVE BEEN TO SCHOOL ALMOST WEEKLY, AND HAVE ASKED FOR HIM TO SPEAK WITH A COUNSELOR AT SCHOOL TO SEE IF THEY COULD HELP US REACH AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE ISSUES COULD BE WITH NO RESPONSE FROM EITHER AFTER A MONTH. DO NOT REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS IB SCHOOL, BUT AM EXTREMELY CONCERNED FOR THIS child. \ DISABLED THAT WILL BE ATTENDING THIS SCHOOL NEXT YEAR. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MEETING ON THURSDAY AND HOPEFULLY GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON AND THE RESPONDS I GET FROM THE STAFF. SO FAR IT HAS BEEN TERRIBLE FOR MY DAUGHTER SO AS A GRANDMOTHER I AM GETTING INVOLVED. THEY ARE LOSING THIS CHILD AND I WANT RESULTS !!!!!
parent
the new principal has made this school a lot better by getting a grip on the kids and understanding them and now has the afterzone program were students can come after school and be in class and homework help and things like that
other
McKinley is now an IB world school, which may sound good on the surface, but it does come with it problems. First, it is extremely expensive to maintain an IB school (staff training, additional class requirements, yearly certification costs, etc.). Second, mixed ability levels within classrooms does not seem to be working. For example, when McKinley was a Charter school with the Lighthouse Program, upper level students performed at a much higher level (check standardized test scores before 2010 compared to after 2010). Parents seem to be very happy with the success of the Charter (notice comments on this page before and after 2010 when the Charter was dropped in favor of IB). Ability level classes does not mean that you have to lower expectations for some, quite the contrary. It allows teachers to focus on the present level of students in their classroom to move them forward more successfully. IB may be the wave of the future, but as of now, it is only a ripple at McKinley.
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