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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McKinleyville High School is an above average, public school located in Mckinleyville, CA. It has 621 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1300 Murray Rd.
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Telephone
(707) 839-6400
Website

McKinleyville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
55 responses
Average ACT
27
10 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,727
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Median Home Value
$280,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Powderpuff/March Madness week
    56%
  • Homecoming Week
    11%
  • Football and Baseball Games
    6%
  • Go Green Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
621
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,909
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,447/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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McKinleyville High School Reviews

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The friendly teachers and close-knit community here are just a couple of the many things I love about this school. First off, I've never been in a more beautiful location. The redwood trees, mountains, and ocean are so picturesque. You'll never get tired of watching the sunsets. The class sizes are small enough to develop a great relationship with the teachers here and get the most out of your classes. Love this school!
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At McKinleyville High School I am actively involved in the FFA, as an FFA member I am extremely proud of how our school is respectful, and how much our program has grown. Our administration supports each and every club, and works hard to keep the students safe, and the parents involved. If a problem arises, everyone, including students, work to solve the problem. I feel that McKinleyville High is a very safe environment for me and everyone of the students that attend the school. The academics and teachers work to prepare students for college, with IB and AP classes, the students have every opportunity to succeed. The school works hard to keep the parents involved in every event, and their students lives at school. Overally, I have had an amazing experience at McKinleyville, I have always felt welcomed, and I work hard to welcome all of my peers.
The teachers at Mckinleyville high school are absolutely fantastic. The majority are creative individuals that really care about the students and preparing us for university. They encourage us to share our opinions and really make connections between subjects. The drama program is hands down the best in the county. Those students really leave high school with confidence in speaking in performing and have even gone on to be in prestigious programs (such as OSF). I took 4/6 classes IB and this was my experience with those teachers, however outside of that program some teachers lack this enthusiasm and I would just say average performance. The school tends to have more conservative views and this can be suffocating at times if this disagrees with your views, and it certainly affects the culture of the school (southern themed dances, America dress up days, tense arguments in class, etc.) If you choose, can get a really spectacular education from the experienced teachers there.