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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McKinley Senior High School is a public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 1,419 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
800 East Mckinley
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone
(225) 344-7696

McKinley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1190
12 responses
Average ACT
23
133 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,969
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Sport events and Sport Parties
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Talent shows
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Any battle of the bands because I am a band member
    5%
  • Senior takeover
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,419
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,361
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,392/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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McKinley was a great school for me because everyone there, students, teachers, & faculty, do their own thing. It's up to the student to take responsibility for their education & as long as the student completes their work, comes to class, & handles all their business, the whole school is pretty much free game for them. I was able to play soccer, I played piccolo in the marching band, & I had the opportunity to conduct my own research! McKinley was a haven for me & the many students who transferred from other institutions. I went from repressive monotony with failing grades to just being myself & making the best of my high school experience at McKinley. Sure, at first I was by myself much of the time, but in those moments of isolation, I relaxed & became comfortable (and very generous) with myself. After only a few weeks at McKinley, everyone got to know who I was, & I made good friends for being truthful about myself. In that community, I flourished, & so has my academic career since.
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Mckinley High is a historically Black college and it has high significance, also it led to the first African Americans graduating high school at Mckinley High. The Mckinley High now is great and is amazing. I learn so much there and also learn a bit of slice of life. We have many clubs and many activities. We also have peers/students who are attentive and great. It may be a tough start when you first start but then you meet new people that welcome you with kindness, But besides that, Mckinley high is a great school!
I graduated from McKinley Senior High School. What I liked the most from this school was the academics, the teachers are very helpful and hands on when it came to teaching gifted, great scholars, Advanced Placement and Duel Enrollment. The school also excelled in the clubs and arts department, with the school racking most of the time in competitions. However, the school lacks great resources compared to other schools. In addition, the school can use an update due to the mold invested and crumbling buildings that students are forced to sit in in order to learn. Furthermore, the school cares more about the athletes than all the students overall, which gives athletes certain privileges to get away with most of the things that a regular student wouldn’t.