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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
McKinney High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mckinney, TX. It has 2,734 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
1400 W Wilson Creek Pkwy
Mckinney, TX 75069
Telephone
(469) 302-5700

McKinney High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1180
382 responses
Average ACT
25
200 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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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
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,257
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Median Home Value
$228,500
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Crosstown Showdown
    24%
  • McKinney High Lip Dub
    21%
  • Pep rallies and football games
    18%
  • Beat the Drum
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,734
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 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
$10,147/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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McKinney High School Reviews

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Mckinney High is the original and best high school in Mckinney. All 3 of my children went to this school, and all 3 have had an excellent experience from Day 1 until Graduation!
You could not ask for better staff, many of whom have been at the school for many years. There is a nurturing, authentic family feel to this school that is very rare to find. The standard of teaching is exceptional, and teachers go out of their way to make your child's learning experience as positive an experience as possible. The Performing Arts and Athletics Departments are both very strong, and there are a myriad of additional electives to choose from, everything from media/journalism, aviation, photography, cosmetology, architecture/engineering, computer courses, and so much more! Being a part of this incredible school has been the best start to life that my children could ever have asked for, and I would strongly recommend this school to anyone moving to the coty of Mckinney.
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My experience at McKinney High was a wild one to say the least! One thing that stood out to me the most was the teachers and parents who took the responsibility of caring, teaching, and guiding us as students. The teachers really made us feel as if we were a family and that our success was most important. I truly appreciate their support and that is what I remember the most.
McKinney High isn't a very good learning environment. The majority of the teachers are push overs and don't care what rowdy kids do because they don't care. Majority of the students have no respect for their peers. Sexual harassment happens all the time in the halls and it isn't seen, that or the victim doesn't know the assaulter. I have talked to many people of different race, gender, sexual orientation, and social class and most of them say that when they are harassed they don't say anything because it is so common that it almost fells as though it is a topic that doesn't matter. I also feel some of the many fights that happen are instigated over time and could have easily been prevented if an adult would have payed attention to the things being said around them. The enforcement of school policies about headphones, that don't apply to the rest of the distract, are harshly enforced even to those who have 504 that says they can have them.