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  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
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
President William McKinley High School is an above average, public school located in Honolulu, HI. It has 1,592 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

President William McKinley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1150
225 responses
Average ACT
24
108 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,447
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,494
National
$949
Median Home Value
$713,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • Lighting of the m
    27%
  • Aloha Assembly
    19%
  • Hall of honor
    17%
  • Not walking on the oval
    11%
  • School activities
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,592
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 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
$15,305/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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I like how McKinley High School makes the effort to keep traditions alive and make the effort to make school enjoyable for students. For example, they keep the traditions of singing the alma mater and school spirit song, "Black and Gold" they also keep other traditions alive as well. Some things that I think they can change though is giving recognition for the students that go above and beyond in their students and giving each student the recognition they deserve by calling their name during graduation. I think they should also bring more awareness to problems we have on campus such as bullying, stealing, and racism.
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President William McKinley High School is one of the best high schools I've ever attended. It offers a wide variety of classes, including AP and early college courses for students looking for an academic challenge. Almost all of the teachers are fantastic, and work hard to prepare students for college. The faculty members and counselors are competent and friendly, which makes it easy for students to sort out scheduling conflicts. Most importantly, a good portion of the school's facilities are air conditioned, making class considerably more bearable during the hotter times of the year. Overall, I'd strongly recommend the school to parents looking to send their children to a public school in Honolulu.
I really love the learning environment at my school. Students and teachers are mutually close to each other. There is barely any bullying or hurtful behavior here. The administration trusts their students enough to give us the freedom to mostly express ourselves, such as through clothing, and this trust, in turn, makes us happy to cooperate and act responsibly without causing trouble. Something I wish would change, however, would be our student activities. Our school does not have a lot of "school spirit." There aren't many activities students are extremely proud to be apart of.