McKinley School

Public K-5

 60 Thompson St.
       Fairfield, CT  06825


 (203) 255-8318

 School Website

District: Fairfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
215th of 532 Connecticut Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.7
Number of students:  449

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.8%
Hispanic:
31.0%
Asian:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, McKinley School ranked better than 59.6% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranked last among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Fairfield School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.68. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (46.8%), Hispanic (31%), Asian (11.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Fairfield School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McKinley School is 11.7, which is the lowest among 12 elementary schools in the Fairfield School District! (See more...)
Compare McKinley School employs 38.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

McKinley School:

SchoolDigger ranks McKinley School 215th of 532 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See McKinley School in the ranking list.)

Fairfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfield School District 28th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for McKinley School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 47.70 372nd 570 34.7%
2007 59.28 305th 568 46.3%
2008 61.68 294th 565 48.0%
2009 56.79 331st 566 41.5%
2010 43.81 410th 579 29.2%
2011 61.60 285th 565 49.6%
2012 45.91 391st 564 30.7%
2013 63.00 280th 557 49.7%
2015 52.07 289th 551 47.5%
2016 47.11 278th 518 46.3%
2017 59.68 223rd 519 57.0%
2018 63.68 215th 532 59.6%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, February 19, 2016

Open Quote This goes to show you that numbers and rankings are a flawed measure of a school's quality. The reason it lags behind others in the district and statewide is that it's a very multicultural school with kids growing up in households where English is a second language. It's the only school in Fairfield with a non-white majority. So naturally those students are going to lag behind in their reading/writing skills. But the reality is, it's a great school. There is constant communications between the teachers and parents, there is tons of support for students' needs and I am constantly surprised by how much my child is learning and how advanced her reading and writing have become. So the bottom line is, the numbers reflect the students' level of achievement and not the quality of the teachers or education. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Open Quote I am so surprise to see the ratings for this school. My son has been attending this school since he was in 1st grade and this year will be his last year since McKinley only goes up until 5th grade. Prior to that he attended Saint Teresa in Trumbull. There’s so many great things about this school! Great principal, teachers, and staff. My son and I have built great relationships with students and their parents. I absolutely love how all the parents are so involve with day to day activities within the school. My son has built relationships with tons of children from different cultures and ethnicity. I absolutely love how McKinley embraces and celebrates all cultures with their wonderful “World Fair”. Unfortunately this will be his last year but it was an awesome and productive (Band, choir, fairs, etc) 4 years at McKinley. Close Quote



Enrollment information for McKinley School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 327 4 16 19 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1989 335 5 16 16 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1990 352 9 22 16 1 n/a n/a 0 400
1991 383 7 20 16 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1992 452 9 14 19 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1993 442 9 21 14 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1994 470 14 18 24 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1995 390 12 23 30 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1996 390 12 23 30 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1997 384 17 21 34 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1998 342 13 24 35 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1999 327 23 26 38 5 n/a n/a 0 419
2000 326 21 28 39 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2001 304 12 29 50 2 n/a n/a 0 397
2002 266 14 28 69 4 n/a n/a 0 381
2003 266 14 28 69 4 n/a n/a 0 381
2004 273 17 31 70 3 n/a n/a 0 394
2005 280 19 38 85 2 n/a n/a 0 424
2006 317 22 45 96 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2007 272 28 65 98 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2008 275 30 61 96 0 n/a n/a 0 462
2009 267 29 53 87 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2010 254 38 60 99 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2011 277 20 59 103 5 0 26 0 490
2012 246 28 49 99 4 0 27 0 453
2013 249 26 54 91 0 0 20 0 440
2014 248 26 55 109 0 0 20 0 458
2015 225 36 57 102 0 0 22 0 442
2016 222 23 56 101 0 0 24 0 426
2017 210 22 50 139 n/a n/a 28 0 449

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 School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 366 25.0 14.6 n/a
1989 372 29.7 12.5 n/a
1990 400 29.4 13.6 n/a
1991 426 30.8 13.8 n/a
1992 494 32.3 15.2 13.8
1993 486 30.5 15.9 1.6
1994 526 29.2 18.0 24.5
1995 455 33.9 13.4 29.5
1996 455 33.9 13.4 29.5
1997 456 36.1 12.6 18.6
1998 414 33.6 12.3 20.3
1999 419 33.0 12.7 22.4
2000 414 31.1 13.3 19.6
2001 397 33.9 11.7 n/a
2002 381 31.2 12.2 21.8
2003 381 31.2 12.2 21.8
2004 394 32.9 12.0 24.4
2005 424 31.3 13.5 n/a
2006 480 36.0 13.3 27.9
2007 463 34.1 13.6 32.6
2008 462 36.7 12.6 22.1
2009 436 41.5 11.9 32.1
2010 451 39.0 11.5 37.7
2011 490 40.1 12.2 35.9
2012 453 35.4 12.7 35.8
2013 440 37.7 11.6 33.4
2014 458 37.7 12.1 29.9
2015 442 37.0 11.9 30.1
2016 426 35.0 12.1 31.2
2017 449 38.1 11.7 33.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio McKinley School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 366 25.0 14.6 n/a
1989 372 29.7 12.5 n/a
1990 400 29.4 13.6 n/a
1991 426 30.8 13.8 n/a
1992 494 32.3 15.2 13.8
1993 486 30.5 15.9 1.6
1994 526 29.2 18.0 24.5
1995 455 33.9 13.4 29.5
1996 455 33.9 13.4 29.5
1997 456 36.1 12.6 18.6
1998 414 33.6 12.3 20.3
1999 419 33.0 12.7 22.4
2000 414 31.1 13.3 19.6
2001 397 33.9 11.7 n/a
2002 381 31.2 12.2 21.8
2003 381 31.2 12.2 21.8
2004 394 32.9 12.0 24.4
2005 424 31.3 13.5 n/a
2006 480 36.0 13.3 27.9
2007 463 34.1 13.6 32.6
2008 462 36.7 12.6 22.1
2009 436 41.5 11.9 32.1
2010 451 39.0 11.5 37.7
2011 490 40.1 12.2 35.9
2012 453 35.4 12.7 35.8
2013 440 37.7 11.6 33.4
2014 458 37.7 12.1 29.9
2015 442 37.0 11.9 30.1
2016 426 35.0 12.1 31.2
2017 449 38.1 11.7 33.2

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

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