McKinley Elementary

Summary:

McKinley Elementary is a public elementary school in Santa Barbara, California, serving 257 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, which is ranked 651 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

McKinley Elementary faces significant challenges, with a student population that is 93% Hispanic and an extremely high rate of 93.39% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of California elementary schools, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science that are significantly lower than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 21.99% of McKinley students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 50.33% in the district and 46.66% statewide. Additionally, the school has a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 32.5%, which is much higher than the surrounding schools, such as Adams Elementary (13.8%) and Peabody Charter (32.9%).

While the challenges faced by McKinley Elementary are significant, the data suggests that there is room for improvement. The surrounding schools, such as Monroe Elementary and Adelante Charter, have better academic outcomes, lower chronic absenteeism rates, and lower percentages of students from low-income families. By addressing the root causes of McKinley's low performance, such as chronic absenteeism and the needs of its student population, the school has the potential to significantly improve its educational outcomes and provide a better learning experience for its students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 350 Loma Alta Dr.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93109-2359


(805) 966-9926

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4852nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,066 Help


Students who attend McKinley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    La Cumbre Junior High
High:    Santa Barbara Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.0 Help
Number of students:  257

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
93.0%
Two or more races:
2.7%
White:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details McKinley Elementary ranks worse than 82.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.01. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (93%), two or more races (2.7%), White (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McKinley Elementary is 18. 5 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McKinley Elementary is $12,066, which is the 4th highest among 10 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McKinley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks McKinley Elementary 4852nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See McKinley Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 651st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McKinley Elementary

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Rank History for all students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 24.80 4413th 5530 20.2%
2015 24.61 4165th 5611 25.8%
2016 15.82 4974th 5614 11.4%
2017 13.93 5200th 5692 8.6%
2018 10.30 5424th 5662 4.2%
2019 12.91 5386th 5789 7.0%
2022 23.66 4480th 5883 23.8%
2023 20.01 4835th 5848 17.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.63 3072nd 3246 5.4%
2019 20.69 3139th 3275 4.2%
2022 25.91 2885th 3311 12.9%
2023 36.32 2053rd 3240 36.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.80 4758th 5084 6.4%
2019 16.58 4755th 5173 8.1%
2022 35.58 3368th 5264 36.0%
2023 25.47 4254th 5355 20.6%
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Rank History for Female students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.45 5169th 5413 4.5%
2019 14.54 5058th 5492 7.9%
2022 25.56 4158th 5635 26.2%
2023 24.06 4306th 5595 23.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.13 2441st 2585 5.6%
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Rank History for Male students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.38 5252nd 5431 3.3%
2019 12.06 5248th 5510 4.8%
2022 25.60 4183rd 5663 26.1%
2023 17.84 4905th 5627 12.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.72 4609th 4830 4.6%
2019 16.70 4574th 4963 7.8%
2022 32.14 3518th 5084 30.8%
2023 27.55 3889th 5079 23.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for McKinley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 5 0 0 411 1 0 1 0 418
2013 6 0 2 433 0 0 2 0 443
2014 2 0 2 429 0 0 2 0 435
2015 8 1 2 395 0 0 5 0 411
2016 9 0 0 412 0 0 2 0 423
2017 6 0 0 398 1 0 2 0 407
2018 3 1 0 364 1 0 2 0 371
2019 11 1 1 346 0 0 4 0 363
2020 4 1 0 303 1 0 3 0 312
2021 6 0 0 260 2 0 4 0 272
2022 4 0 0 233 1 0 6 0 244
2023 6 4 1 239 0 0 7 0 257

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at McKinley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 418 22.0 19.0 n/a
2013 443 23.0 19.2 99.3
2014 435 22.0 19.7 86.4
2015 411 23.0 17.8 73.5
2016 423 16.0 26.4 86.5
2017 407 14.0 29.0 93.1
2018 371 14.0 26.5 88.9
2019 363 15.0 24.2 83.5
2020 312 n/a n/a 84.3
2021 272 14.6 18.6 79
2022 244 13.5 18.0 74.2
2023 257 14.2 18.0 93.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio McKinley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 418 22.0 19.0 n/a
2013 443 23.0 19.2 99.3
2014 435 22.0 19.7 86.4
2015 411 23.0 17.8 73.5
2016 423 16.0 26.4 86.5
2017 407 14.0 29.0 93.1
2018 371 14.0 26.5 88.9
2019 363 15.0 24.2 83.5
2020 312 n/a n/a 84.3
2021 272 14.6 18.6 79
2022 244 13.5 18.0 74.2
2023 257 14.2 18.0 93.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

McKinley Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201284.0%0.0%0.0%16.0%90.0%88.0%93.0%91.0%90.0%
201371.0%1.0%1.0%26.0%74.0%74.0%74.0%72.0%96.0%
201495.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201997.0%2.0%2.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
202192.6%3.7%3.7%92.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for McKinley Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,066

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on McKinley Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5386th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4835th of 5848 Elementary schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (McKinley Elementary)26.75.6
 21.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)4642.4
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)2010.8
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)49.146
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (McKinley Elementary)23.921.4
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)4646.8
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)6.432.1
 25.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)41.343.4
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (McKinley Elementary)2729.4
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)47.449.5
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)3.214.7
 11.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)34.429.5
 4.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (McKinley Elementary)17.511.8
 5.7%
   5th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)31.535
 3.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (McKinley Elementary)34.130.2
 3.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)49.850.7
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)10.920.9
 10.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)42.740.2
 2.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students363257
 29.2%
African American14
 300%
American Indian00
Asian11
Hispanic346239
 30.9%
Pacific Islander00
White116
 45.5%
Two or More Races47
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.5%93.4%
 9.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about McKinley Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 257 students attended McKinley Elementary.

McKinley Elementary ranks in the bottom 17.3% of California elementary schools.

Students who attend McKinley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : La Cumbre Junior High
High : Santa Barbara Senior High

Students at McKinley Elementary are 93% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% White, 2% African American.


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