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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
President William McKinley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Honolulu, HI. It has 1,585 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
1039 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96814
Telephone
(808) 594-0400

President William McKinley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1140
152 responses
Average ACT
25
67 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,630
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,386
National
$949
Median Home Value
$660,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Lighting of the m
    31%
  • Aloha Assembly
    20%
  • Hall of honor
    19%
  • Not walking on the oval
    13%
  • School activities
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    2%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,585
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,794
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,462/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Aloha, As a senior at McKinley High School, I can truly say I have experienced it all here. We have a larger range of sports, from soft tennis to judo there is a sport here for everyone. However, if sports are not your thing we also have over 20+ clubs and programs. Ether it be E-sports or Future Farmers of America, clubs are a great way to get involved in school. Even with these many options, students choose not to join. However, this is very understandable due to the fact that we are a "melting pot" of diversity. We have Thai-Hawaiians, and pure blood Samoans. Lastly, our academics is something that we take pride in.
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It was really mellow, there was study hall periods where I was able to finish my work that was either due the next day or next period if I wasn’t able to finish it before. The study hall period, the help I received from most of the teachers, counselors and college counselors were a really big help. However, I think the school hours should be shorter, for example, 8-3 I think school should end around 2 because those long days don’t get me wrong it perfect for some of the class times where assignments are due, like perfect length where you’re able to finish assignments, but I always had headaches because school was so long and I wasn’t able to function normally. Maybe it was I was sick or mostly because I was bored and the long classes made me really drowsy. Overall I thought it was an average school even though I only went there for 1 1/2 quarters.
Attending President William McKinley High School is a wonder journey. From the first day of freshman year to my future graduation, it was wonderful. Many memories and friends are made during my journey. Teachers and staff are wonderful in their way of teaching and interactions with the students. Our sports team try their hardest when playing matches. Every student has the tiger pride that spread around the school. McKinley is very diverse in cultures with Filipinos, African Americans, Japaneses, Chinese, Caucasians, Mexicans and more.