School Details

McKinley Institute of Technology

400 Duane Street, Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 366-3827
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 371 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

39%
53%
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48%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
61%
60%
53%
56%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
40%
50%
51%
57%
57%
0%
23%
31%
37%
46%
52%
56%
61%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McKinley Institute of Technology is a public middle school in Redwood City. The principal of McKinley Institute of Technology is Jennifer Knopf, whose e-mail is jknopf@rcsdk8.net. 371 students attend McKinley Institute of Technology and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 42% of the McKinley Institute of Technology students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 371 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McKinley Institute of Technology is 18:1. Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 70%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 21%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 9258%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 61%
Limited English proficiency 42% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    McKinley Institute of Technology is a small family of wonderful teachers an amazing office staff and kids that are happy to be there. I have been part of this family as a parent and volunteer and I feel blessed that my kids have been and are part of this school. The teachers really care about the students they want to help them succeed and be great. The office staff is always welcoming whether you have a question or simply want to wait for the bell to ring to take your child home. The principal and vice - principal are involved and motivating to the students and staff. The children themselves seem to be responsible and helpful when they see help needed. Everyone involved with McKinley Institute of Technology is there because they want the best for their kids and the community and they believe that M.I.T is fulfilling that role for them.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school great teachers my son is behaving much better and is doing well in class

  • (6 years ago)

    Leadership is lacking. Put downs teasing and rude behavior are accedpted as 'normal.' No community building activities. Events are not well attended and there is advertising and or push to bring about school spirit. AS sport activities are non-existent.

  • (7 years ago)

    There does not seem to be a disciplinary action procedure schedule in place. There are good teachers there but a lack of support from administration.

  • (8 years ago)

    There are great enthusiastic teachers and there are some terrible teachers. You just really need to stay on top of the teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Thi is a great school with wonderful teachers and an amazing landscape of students.

  • (9 years ago)

    We are very happy with McKinley's AVID program. The Darrow's run a wonderful program and the kids visit several colleges. The AVID class includes college prep work and guest speakers. The electives include KMIT a video broadcast elective for 8 graders. The kids learn hands on by creating there own videos in 6th and 7th grade. There is also a wonderful web design elective. Music is taught twice a week and kids are pulled out of PE and electives. McKinley has their own gym separate cafeteria and old time auditorium. The campus is shared with North Star and Newcomer Academy 3 - 8th grade. MIT and North Star stager start times. All three schools share the library which is open 8 00 to 4 00 p.m. daily. The is an active Parent's Club which raises money for field trips teachers grants and assemblies. The Principal is very active and great to work with. We reccommend this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe the principal has done a great job of working well with the teachers and guiding the academic curriculum and student expectations in a school with a very culturally diverse population. Because this is school of choice almost all parents regardless of background care deeply about their chilren's education and are as involved in their academics as they are able. As a parent who values parent participation and input though I feel limited as a parent outside of fundraising and I feel the students should have a little more opportunity for autonomy. Extra-curricular pportunities for students include Tech Challenge (w/Tech Museum) sports AVID (college prep) Citizens Academy drama.

  • (10 years ago)

    McKinley Institute of Technology provides an environment that promotes an excellent education in a safe and nurturing environment. It's a smaller size allows teachers to individualize their program to the students' needs. I certainly recommend it for any student entering the middle grades.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a really bad school. The kids are mean and so are the teachers I wouldn't recommend anyone going to this school.

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