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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  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 1,221 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

McKinley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1160
17 responses
Average ACT
23
201 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$58,546
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,013
National
$949
Median Home Value
$272,407
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.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Sport events and Sport Parties
    18%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Talent shows
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Senior takeover
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,221
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,059/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I attended Mckinley High School my 12th grade year and I can honestly say it was the best decision I’ve made. Mckinley is a very fun school. The teachers and staff are extremely helpful and lovable. The school activities are very fun. The teachers work with you, whenever you fall they will be there to help you get back up. Also you get recognized for your hard work. I will never forget Mckinley High School and the memories! C/O20❤️
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I attended McKinley for four years. The school itself needed more space, and most classes were overcrowded. There were multiple different races, and there was a lot of diversity. There were many events, and the people there are mostly friendly. Some of the administration seemed to work harder than the rest. The students mostly made fun of the administration for what they looked like. There was lots of student freedom, and the campus was open, until a gate was put up, for almost no reason. I say no reason because the locks were broken after the first week. Most of the people that went or go there will say it was or is fun.
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.