MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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110 ELLIS ST
PETALUMA, CA 94952
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Phone: 707-778-4750
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • District: Petaluma Joint School District
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 88.3
  • Number Students: 265
  • Number Teachers: 12
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 10
  • Principal: Mr Matthew Harris
  • 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 (18 ratings)
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    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-18
    "McKinley school offers students a well rounded academic experience while supporting development of character skills & high potential. A diverse campus that utilizes modern technology & project based learning, it is also the site of Petaluma's GATE Program. Principal Matthew Harris has valuable experience in education, is multi-lingual & genuine in his dedication to the school & all students who attend while successfully steering McKinley School towards high academic success. 5th Grade GATE teacher Mr. D.Z. (recently selected as Petaluma City Schools' 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year) is a brilliant & innovative educator, who cares deeply for scholars as well as other educators he stands for. His ability to teach in ways that are engaging, fun and exciting pushes students to positively reach their highest potential. The NEW Petaluma Accelerated Charter School (Middle School) will no doubt flourish on this campus while under such superb leadership. McKinley School is a great choice for a quality education in Petaluma. The future of learning looks bright and exciting at McKinley School!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-14
    "I am the parent of a 5th grade student at McKinley Elementary. This is a school to watch over the next several years! A diverse, warm, and caring community. Enthusiastic and innovative Principal, teachers, and staff. My daughter now jumps out of bed and is excited about what she is learning, and how she is learning. Spanish twice weekly. Super cool Aviation Club, lunch-time organized sports, and music program are some of the highlights. Spend some time in a classroom and you will see what I'm talking about. A true gem in Petaluma!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-03
    "McKinley school has had impressive growth in the 2 years we have been there.It has a very small school feel with all the staff caring about the whole child. My son has grown academically as well as personally as the school really gives the kids a chance to find their voice and place in the community. The small class sizes, excellent teachers/administrators who encourage students to be their best self and the school diversity make this a special place in Petaluma.McKinely was a great choice for the Petaluma School District to put their GATE program."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-31
    "I can't describe how fortunate we are to have our daughter in the 4th grade GATE program at McKinley this year. Leaving her local public school (and friends and community) for McKinley was a big risk for her, and she is so happy to have made the switch. Rather than coming home tired and over-stimulated from having spent a day in a crowded classroom with a tired teacher, she comes home calm and ready to do homework, cheerful that she has been challenged and validated, and, most importantly, still showing a love of learning because her classroom time has not been wasted doing busywork, easy work, or waiting for other kids to get with the program. I have spent time with all her classmates: they are bright, polite, enthusiastic kids. We love it that she is learning Spanish and music during the school day, and playing with kids from outside the GATE class whom she met through the Boys and Girls Club after school. McKinley School is growing its sense of community and its parent involvement through holiday events, fiestas, its nascent talent show and fund-raising. The principal is the most engaging, accessible, enthusiastic and wholly committed head of a school I have ever met."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-28
    "Soy madre, de ni o de 5th grado, esta escuela es fabulosa, los maestros, se envuelven mucho en que los ni os aprendan, y est n a su nivel, cuando tengo preguntas los maestros siempre est n disponibles para escucharme y ayudar ami ni o en lo que requiere. me encanta la tecnolog a que tienen, pues con el uso de los Ipad, los ni os se entusiasmas y aprenden mas, el Director, es el mejor que yo he conocido, como madre de 4 hijos, el siempre es muy amable con los ni os y los padres, y esta dispuesto a escuchar a cualquier pregunta y solucionar lo que este a su alcance, las secretarias y todo el personal est n capacitados para que los ni os balan felices y aprendan lo mejor de cada d a!! la verdad estoy muy feliz de que mi hijo este en esta escuela, y la recomiendo plenamente. todav a le queda un anuo mas, y se que cuando termine, bamos a estranar mucho esta escuela."
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