McKinley Middle School

620 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 558-2348
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 561 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
72%
70%
72%
67%
61%
65%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
79%
80%
65%
74%
75%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
76%
77%
77%
66%
63%
68%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
76%
78%
74%
74%
76%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
73%
73%
73%
68%
68%
65%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McKinley Middle School is a public middle school in Bertram. 561 students attend McKinley Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 56% of the 561 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McKinley Middle School is 13:1. Franklin Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 74%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school has some good teachers however.... when my children attended this school I encountered bullying drugs violence and theft! It is definitely something that shouldn't be swept under the rug! In my experience the schools in this particular area are the only ones I have seen where you can walk in at any given moment and there is at least one child in the office for disciplinary actions. That to me speaks volumes.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at McKinley really care about their students. Barb Rhame is amazing!

  • (7 years ago)

    McKinley is a fine a excellent school and the staff is always trying their hardest to help out each and every students individual problems no matter what it is the staff will always sit there and listen to what the kids have to say and give them good advice to help them through their problem and other important lessons that will help them throughout life.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is made for the most creative and the kids with most potential. Some people can't see the greatness of McKinley becaue they haven't witnessed the experience of being at a school with so much fun and oppertunity. By going to this school I know the teachers are fantastic the classes are exciting and most importantly the students are unique and great. I know the location of the school isn't the greatest but no school is perfect.

  • (7 years ago)

    mckinley should be a flabbergastic molecular breakdown thats how bad it is

  • (7 years ago)

    Mckinley has a bad reputation for violence. I just want it to be known that this is not true at all. Mckinley is a very caring and understanding environment for all children. I have an eighth grader and sixth grader that go to Mckinley and I am very impressed with the individual attention given to both of my children. I give Mckinley two big thumbs up! Thank you to all of the teachers and staff that make it a great school

  • (7 years ago)

    Mckinely is a great school with a helpful staff and a diverse group of students. The teachers get to know each student and the have a spectacular fine arts program.

  • (9 years ago)

    McKinley is a great school. It has a very diverse student body and staff. In fact it is the most diverse school in Cedar Rapids. This school has high expectations for their students and it shows in the performance on standardized test (ITBS). I know that McKinley is constantly fighting the negative stereotypes that come from the neighborhood but the only way you know how great of a school it is is by attending. The students are very friendly and helpful. The teachers always go up and beyond to help the students succeed. They have a wonderful music program that tends to get better every year. McKinley also offers programs outside of school in which my kids have been involved and they are phenominal. I love the center point system which allows me a chance to check on my kids and keep contact with my teacher. Great School!

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that this school is not very nice to 'new' students from other schools or are very caring about the individual students needs.They would rather put them on medication than sit down and try to understand. Not very friendly or helpful when it comes to working out problems.

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