MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2401 SANTA MONICA BLVD
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
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Phone: 310-828-5011
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 71.4
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6475
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Irene Gonzalez-castillo
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (51 ratings)
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    School Reviews (47 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-06
    "This is our first year at McKinley which is truly a small, diverse neighborhood school offering a strong foundation in core curricula, music, art, science, computer as well as opportunities to mix with children of other grades/classrooms. Caring, involved parents. Our Kindergarten class is 21 kids with one teacher and one aide. Great Crest before/after school program and ample Enrichment program opportunities. We love seeing school mates walking to/from school and on the weekends in the neighborhood and on the large playground in the back. Our child calls it "the best school ever". We had an issue early on in the school year with teasing and the teacher/counselor addressed it straight away. Teacher and principal extremely responsive to concerns, questions, etc and always answer emails/phone calls. Very evident to me - from the PTA meetings, coffee with the principal gatherings, etc - that the faculty, staff and parents are truly a caring and committed group of folks. We feel fortunate to be here."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-11
    "My child go there and we think it is a great school!.... fully trust our child to their hands every morning."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "We have been so thrilled with our experience thus far. The teachers, staff and principal are well qualified and genuinely care and take pride in their school. The diverse student body is extraordinary making it a true microcosm and wonderflul community. The beautiful campus and smaller student body only adds to everyone's rich experience at this well kept Santa Monica secret."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-26
    "I don't get nor see the things that are alleged in some of these negative reviews. McKinley is by far, the best school my child has attended! & It's starts from the top. The Principal knows the direction & vision the school needs to go in. McKinley has been named one of the best schools under her watch & there is no disputing that. My child's experience has been great. She loves learning & being challenged by all her teachers. Even when one of her teachers had to take a leave of absence, McKinley did a great job finding an excellent sub. So much so, we even hired the sub as a private tutor during the summer. The lunch program is healthy & has a variety of choices for our kids. McKinley offers some affordable after school programs for parents like myself, who work long days on occasion. Parent involvement is pretty good & there are PLENTY of opportunities to volunteer & get involved with your child's class. The bottom line is you get what YOU put into it. I also used this site to review a good school for my child....I'm sure glad I chose McKinley & you will too."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-24
    "Great School! We currently have our youngest child attending there and our oldest attended there as well. Recently we had our child experience bullying in the playground. We had two incidents with the same child so we decided that the best thing to do so our child can feel safe and comfortable in school would be taking it to the principal. We are so happy with the way she handled everything. Even our child said she's the best. The staff is even aware of whats going on so it won't happen again. The staff and principal are great and would highly recommend this school. At Mckinley you feel like family."
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