School Details

McKinley Elementary School

1025 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 241-6300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 318 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
60%
56%
83%
71%
65%

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
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
54%
46%
79%
75%
66%

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
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
67%
65%
79%
74%
72%

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
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
65%
60%
75%
70%
65%
80%
61%
57%

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
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McKinley Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Francisco. The principal of McKinley Elementary School is Rosa A. Fong and can be contacted at fongr@sfusd.edu. 318 students attend McKinley Elementary School and identify primarily as Unspecified, Asian, and Filipino. 16% of the McKinley Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 318 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at McKinley Elementary School is 15:1. Sanchez Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Hebrew
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 9% 5%
Asian 8% 41%
Filipino 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 11%
Multiracial 18% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 12%
Hispanic 17% 23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 56447%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 56%
Limited English proficiency 16% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    McKinley is an incredibly strong school right in the heart of San Francisco. While our API score is impressive (899) what speaks even more to McKinley's strength as a place for all children to learn is the staff. Starting with the school principal and going right on down through each of the grade-level teachers to the other learning professionals there is a strong focus on literacy (we have a PTA-sponsored literacy specialist doing early grade-level interventions with students) respect for learning and community and a desire to help every student to the best of his/her ability. There is a very diverse student body (the most equal mix of African-American Latino Asian and European caucasian I have seen at any San Francisco school) and a well-run after-school program. The parent community is very strong and fundraising makes sure we have an excellent arts and science program. I could not be happier with this school for my kids and our family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Leaning into the new school year McKinley is poised to start another fall term with the long standing traditional welcome cook out. This is one of many culturally positive inclusive events that are designed to build tighten and strengthen an already strong community by building ways for new families to weave into the strong fabric of an excellent school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Feels like a private school. Small and efficient. My son is now in 1st grade and we have absolutely adored our teachers so far. It seems everyone is happy with their teachers. My son loves going to school. He says he wishes there were more school days and misses it on the weekends. We feel very lucky.

  • (4 years ago)

    fantastic community of parents students and faculty!

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome school kids and teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love education and the idea of smart prepared interested kids..taking their place in the world..america is in bad shape..mind and body..

  • (4 years ago)

    We have great committed and kind teachers joyful learning kids and wonderful parent involvement. Good diversity and it's within walking distance!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a strong community where all our kids are all OUR kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    McKinley rocks! active parent community devoted principal and great teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the dedication the teachers/staff/parents have to Mckinley. They work together so well I could have not found a better school for my son.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parent involvement is great and keeps getting better each year. There is tremendous momentum from the community - computer labs green gardening field trips onsite tutoring classroom support active PTA after school enrichment and so much more.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parent involvement at McKinley is second to none. As a new parent I was so impressed at the level of parent involvement and organization of activities at McKinley. The fundraising is incredible and is a testament to the parent's interest and devotion to student learning. Given all the statewide budget cuts McKinley remains a diamond in the ruff. I am proud to say my daughter attends McKinley and it is a direct result of the principal the teachers the staff the parents and all of the wonderful children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent Principal Strong and Proactive PTA Small School Tight Community Diverse.

  • (4 years ago)

    McKinley has been an excellent experience in so many ways. Strong teachers and a warm environment have taught my son to love going to school. Tight knit community has brought many friends into the lives of the whole family. And the AfterSchool program is exceptional - I am at work til after 5 30 but I know that my son is safe happy and engaged with people who care about him. My other son will be starting at the school soon and can't wait!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school and a wonderful community of families we are all very happy with this school - especially our son.

  • (4 years ago)

    We couldn't be happier with McKinley for our two kids. The teachers are fantastic the student body is diverse the parent community is active and friendly and most important our kids love it there.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love McKinley Elementary School!!! Take a tour of the school and you'll see why!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been more than pleased with McKinley from the first moment we entered the building. We left private school because our son was diagnosed with learning issues and the public school system offered so much more aid and support than the private school was willing or able to give. We were so fortunate that we were assigned to McKinley!! McKinley has given us more that we hoped. The teachers and support staff are engaged and proactive and we feel we have a team. Our son is happy here.

  • (4 years ago)

    caring staff actively involved parents high standards

  • (4 years ago)

    the teachers care and take the extra time that is needed to work with my child.

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