School Details

William McKinley

90 Warren Ave, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-9976
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 & ungraded 407 students 8 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

7%
32%
57%
8%
47%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
29%
53%
0%
32%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
45%
65%
8%
43%
61%
8%
20%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

5%
42%
67%
5%
43%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

5%
52%
71%
5%
36%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
58%
78%
3%
36%
54%
7%
13%
39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
79%
91%
16%
64%
80%
7%
49%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
59%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William McKinley is a public high school in Boston. The principal of William McKinley is Bonnie Miller. 407 students attend William McKinley and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 58% of the 407 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William McKinley is 8:1. Cathedral High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 38%
Hispanic 31% 38%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.4%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 9%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 74%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school serves kids from elementary all the way up to high school with behavioral and emotional problems. The teachers and support staff have backgrounds in special ed. and there are many services available on-site including therapy and medication monitoring. While almost all of the children have some sort of medical diagnosis most are not obvious due to the casual observer due to the incredible dedication of the teachers and therapists in helping these kids to succeed in life. As with all children parental involvement is necessary for the children to overcome their challenges. The staff willingly works with parents to accommodate work schedules for meetings and conferences even if it means telephone conferences after work on the teacher's own time. The only children in this school I feel are in danger of failing are the ones whose parents' can't be bothered to get involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child gets all the services he need to help him be successful academically and emotionally. Its amazing how much support he recieves. There is wediko therepy school guidence and extra staff in the classroom. Some children do not take advantage of what the school provides and its unfortunate. However my child is doing well and will be successful in a regular ed school (inclusion class).

  • (5 years ago)

    McKinley schools serves students from K-12 with emotional/behavioral challenges. The academic program is rich and individualized. The school has some of the best Classroom libraries in the city. Although the students are challenged the staff comprised of teachers assistant teachers guidance staff and therapists offer a wide range of academic as well as therapeutic supports that keep students engaged. Rating 4+

  • (7 years ago)

    Most of their students are wonderful kids who have learning disabilities. The constant chaos in the school makes it hard for special ed students to learn.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is the worst special ed school I have ever seen. I wish something could really be done about it!!

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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