School Details

McKinley High School

616 Dragon Dr, Niles, OH 44446
(330) 652-9968

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 850 students 20 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Niles City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McKinley High School is a public high school in Niles. The principal of McKinley High School is Mr. Scott A. Libert, who can be contacted at 850 children attend McKinley High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 33% of the 850 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 57% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McKinley High School is 20:1. McDonald High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Asian 1% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.7%
Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 66%
Economically disadvantaged 33% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Niles McKinley is terrible. The teachers don't show much interest and it seems like they are there simply because they are getting paid. I went to Niles for two years before deciding to get home schooled. The school is terrible at controlling things such as bullying drugs people even bring alcohol to the school. They highly favor students that participate in athletics. It's overall not an enjoyable place to be no air condition the heat barely works. If you are looking for you kid to have an enjoyable trouble free good education don't send them here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm very dissappointed that trying to look up a scheduled events date Homecoming the Calendar of events has not been updated since last year. Additionally there is not an email to the school administration or school board to direct these questions to.

  • (4 years ago)

    Niles definitely isn't an amazing school but it's got a lot of wonderful qualities. There are plenty of programs for the students such as computer club speech and debate drama choir Art and VisCom. As a former student I became close to a few teachers because they treated us as young adults and not children and to me that's a great thing to have in a high school. The bathrooms are horrible and need to be fixed. Not all the sinks have mirrors theres tons of graffiti everywhere and most of the doors don't stay closed.

  • (4 years ago)

    I loved being a Red Dragon! There is such a proud tradition at Niles McKinley. You won't find a better school any where.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great School! Looking forward to the new facility to be built!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a whole for Niles City Schools I think they are bad. My son has gone thru the system since kindergarten and is now in 10th grade. There are not many teachers who truly care and they are all about passing the tests to move the kids along to the next grade which I believe is the way it is most everywhere these days.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at NHS and although it is not a brand new school it is not that bad. Yes it could use a bunch of new everythings but it still has great teachers and everything.

  • (6 years ago)

    There is alot that goes on in Niles McKinley now that they have a new principal i beleive that the school Discipline will be more strict into making the school a safe and better enviroment and now i can tell teachers a gettign more involved with the students themselves as for asking how sports and other academics.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my children graduated from here and are doing fantastic in college. Of course they took advantage of every academic opportunity available. They had great attendance participated in many activities and made terrific friends. The teachers helped them whenever they asked or needed it.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Niles McKinley in 04. The school has diminished over the years but the quality of the teachers is still some of the best I've seen. Students must find their way but there is help if they put the time in. College processes were not the easiest as the guidance staff is small and overworked but the teachers and coaches pick up some of the slack. The building definitely needs some work and the standards of all of the students should be raised. Students tend to be put on a class track very early in their career at Niles City..either College bound or Career center bound. Diversity is an issue..there is not much within Niles but that is changing year by year. Parent involvement is low The speech team as well as the band and drama club are excellent and provide a great basis for students.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of the academic program is what the individual student puts into it. My daughter will be graduating this year and I can truly say that she has gotten a great education. However she put alot of time into her education. The marching band is above excellent hats off to Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Redmond. They produce a top quality band every year. The speech team is also something to be proud of. The devotion of the coaches to the students is absolutely wonderful. Mr Revezzo is the best at what he does. He makes sure every student is prepared to do their'cut' every week. He is the best. Niles city schools is among the best

  • (10 years ago)

    Although the school has diminished in quality both educationally and physically students may still obtain a standard high school education. Most students take generalized courses but there are still honors courses available to those who want to achieve academic success. Niles McKinley is not the best school in the area but it is not horrible either. You have to make the best of your situation.

  • (10 years ago)

    Okay well I'm not a parent but I do attend niles mckinley and its definitly not the biggest or cleanest school but that doesn't matter we still learn the same stuff as any other school & our test scores prove that.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school may not be the cleanest but it is a very nice place to socialize and learn.

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