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About This School

McKinley High School is a public high school in Sebring. The principal of McKinley High School is Mr. Vito J. Weeda, who can be contacted at sebr_vjw@access-k12.org. 320 students attend McKinley High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 39% of the 320 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 59% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at McKinley High School is 13:1. West Branch High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.8%
Hispanic 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 62%
Economically disadvantaged 39% 46%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Over paid babysitters. It's sickening to know that I wasted my youth going to this school. I am one of the people that graduated without knowing how to properly read. But if you looked at my grades I was at the top of my class. I would never send my children to this horrible day care. There are far better schools surrounding this one. Don't send your children here. You have been warned.

  • (4 years ago)

    As an alumni and now a parent I love Sebring School district. The teachers really care about the students and their education. Athletics and foreign languages are limited. However with small class sizes the teachers are better able to help the students that want helped. I don't feel yu can base your idea of an enitre school district on one bad experience of one student with one teacher. Parents are encouraged to be involved with the school and with their childrens' education

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree that the teachers are tenured and not that caring of the students. I totally diagree with the 'tenure' system. It is totally unfair to the students. Many of the teachers a this school do not have a level of education that is acceptable at other schools and many of them have behaviors that are totally unacceptable and unprofessional in my opinion. They have limited to non-existent programs when it comes to the Arts Music and Sports except basketball (big deal). I feel that if you just want your child to have a mediocre education and very limited opportunity in art music and sports compared to other schools then send them to Sebring. Otherwise consider larger neighboring schools with much more opportunity and more of the teachers have a higher degree of education themselves.

  • (7 years ago)

    I know this is a dedicated staff who cares about the students and their academics. Anyone who says that basketball and cheerleading is more important than academics has not spent enough time in this school. Many times Sebring teachers have gone above and beyond to help their students. My own children have been challenged to excel and seek opportunities such as Destination Imagination Academic Challenge and the Chemistry Olympiad. Students have had poems publilshed in national publications and the school newspaper staff has received numerous awards. Academics seem to be a top priority here. At the same time I know the dedication and encouragement of the special education teachers keep many at-risk students in school. The staff is dedicated the administration is dedicated and the board of education is committed to giving Sebring students all it can.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent safe beautiful schools that are the heartbeat of the community. A beuatiful facility and hometown teachers that give personal attention to every student.

  • (8 years ago)

    I do not believe this to be a professionally operated school. Most of the teachers are here because they are tenured not because they care about the kids - hard to get accepted into college after going to Sebring HS - they do not focus near enough on academics they only care about their basketball team. Very limited as to arts music and other available sports. Parents are only involved if their children play basketball or are cheerleaders. There is also a problem with their acceptance of 'challenged' students. My daughter fared well here as she was a cheerleader. My son was not welcomed as he has a learning disability that the teachers are not familiar with. The special education director/principal told us to put him elsewhere. He is now in another district and is managing well - mainstreamed. Sebring does not care enough about the quality of their academics.

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