McKinley Elementary School

Summary:

McKinley Elementary School is a public school in North Bergen, New Jersey, serving 318 students from kindergarten to 8th grade and is part of the North Bergen School District, which is ranked 512 out of 615 districts in the state.

McKinley Elementary School faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (85.53%) than the state average, and lower percentages of White (7.55%) and Asian (4.72%) students. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of New Jersey elementary schools, with performance on state assessments below the district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. The school has also experienced a notable increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.3% in 2018-2019 to 15.7% in 2021-2022, which is higher than the state average. Additionally, a high percentage of McKinley students (64.15%) receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

When comparing McKinley Elementary School to other nearby schools, such as Franklin Elementary School and John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the North Bergen district, they have similar demographic profiles and academic performance. In contrast, schools in the Union City School District, such as Sara M. Gilmore Academy and Jefferson Elementary School, demonstrate significantly higher academic achievement, despite serving a student population with a higher percentage of Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. This suggests that the relatively low per-student spending at McKinley Elementary School ($7,659 in 2018-2019) compared to nearby Union City schools ($9,355 to $11,594 per student) may be a contributing factor to the school's academic challenges.


Detail:

Public K-8

 3110 Liberty Ave
       North Bergen, NJ  07047-2319


(201) 974-7020

District: North Bergen School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
976th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,659 Help


Students who attend McKinley Elementary School usually attend:

High:    North Bergen High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.1 Help
Number of students:  318

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.5%
White:
7.5%
Asian:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.2% Help


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Compare Details McKinley Elementary School ranks worse than 72.7% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the North Bergen School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.67. (See more...)
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Compare Details McKinley Elementary School ranks worse than 60% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.68. (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 McKinley Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the North Bergen School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (85.5%), White (7.5%), Asian (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McKinley Elementary School is 9.1, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the North Bergen School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McKinley Elementary School is $7,659, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the North Bergen School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McKinley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks McKinley Elementary School 976th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See McKinley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Male students:
Hispanic students:

SchoolDigger ranks McKinley Elementary School 449th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See McKinley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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North Bergen School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Bergen School District 512th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McKinley Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 75.54 340th 1204 71.8%
2004 72.57 383rd 1298 70.5%
2005 41.80 925th 1303 29.0%
2006 39.09 964th 1314 26.6%
2007 47.15 906th 1329 31.8%
2008 49.97 839th 1338 37.3%
2009 40.65 943rd 1346 29.9%
2010 50.03 823rd 1354 39.2%
2011 59.75 693rd 1360 49.0%
2012 57.81 716th 1363 47.5%
2013 37.72 973rd 1367 28.8%
2014 34.19 1006th 1363 26.2%
2015 21.27 1094th 1357 19.4%
2016 30.53 977th 1346 27.4%
2017 31.67 958th 1352 29.1%
2018 39.44 881st 1353 34.9%
2019 27.95 1011th 1360 25.7%
2021 18.58 1050th 1317 20.3%
2022 24.90 1005th 1345 25.3%
2023 27.67 976th 1342 27.3%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.01 310th 489 36.6%
2023 51.25 182nd 499 63.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.97 702nd 1001 29.9%
2021 30.29 572nd 868 34.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.00 379th 942 59.8%
2019 57.25 323rd 948 65.9%
2021 41.86 464th 839 44.7%
2022 46.01 424th 863 50.9%
2023 35.52 582nd 910 36.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.08 839th 1333 37.1%
2019 33.77 924th 1331 30.6%
2021 22.34 993rd 1290 23.0%
2022 33.96 859th 1326 35.2%
2023 23.37 1001st 1318 24.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.71 818th 1334 38.7%
2019 28.86 973rd 1335 27.1%
2021 18.70 1029th 1297 20.7%
2022 21.24 1021st 1324 22.9%
2023 29.78 914th 1315 30.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.02 333rd 870 61.7%
2019 50.20 415th 899 53.8%
2021 30.52 668th 896 25.4%
2022 42.29 510th 953 46.5%
2023 45.22 498th 982 49.3%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for McKinley Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 62.56 288th 574 49.8%
2004 63.93 278th 588 52.7%
2005 68.88 240th 599 59.9%
2006 65.68 289th 615 53.0%
2007 60.75 324th 631 48.7%
2008 53.05 389th 640 39.2%
2009 53.46 402nd 664 39.5%
2010 59.84 344th 677 49.2%
2011 73.28 199th 684 70.9%
2012 59.60 340th 677 49.8%
2013 46.78 441st 704 37.4%
2014 35.65 503rd 717 29.8%
2015 44.03 403rd 713 43.5%
2016 35.45 490th 713 31.3%
2017 35.03 480th 712 32.6%
2018 49.26 370th 716 48.3%
2019 58.02 307th 745 58.8%
2021 27.35 449th 652 31.1%
2022 37.38 451st 745 39.5%
2023 36.68 449th 748 40.0%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.22 312th 401 22.2%
2022 26.09 419th 535 21.7%
2023 25.39 411th 505 18.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.25 100th 522 80.8%
2019 74.52 74th 541 86.3%
2021 29.17 340th 467 27.2%
2022 24.29 426th 549 22.4%
2023 40.88 312th 568 45.1%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for middle school Female students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.05 428th 680 37.1%
2019 29.33 513th 703 27.0%
2021 37.58 363rd 625 41.9%
2022 41.96 399th 726 45.0%
2023 28.39 506th 720 29.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.27 252nd 675 62.7%
2019 80.84 124th 697 82.2%
2021 15.04 541st 635 14.8%
2022 16.03 621st 730 14.9%
2023 23.55 540th 718 24.8%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at McKinley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.47 144th 504 71.4%
2019 78.85 68th 524 87.0%
2021 40.68 259th 480 46.0%
2022 44.77 289th 591 51.1%
2023 40.79 325th 587 44.6%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey 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 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 130 1 6 126 0 n/a n/a 0 263
1989 126 18 11 152 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1990 110 17 7 156 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1991 116 10 12 186 0 n/a n/a 0 324
1992 108 11 7 202 0 n/a n/a 0 328
1993 89 13 13 211 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1994 98 9 11 203 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1995 111 4 12 245 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1996 111 4 12 245 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1998 78 6 9 260 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1999 92 6 8 220 0 n/a n/a 0 326
2000 87 5 5 255 0 n/a n/a 0 352
2001 80 6 13 264 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2002 43 8 11 268 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2003 43 8 11 268 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2004 39 9 12 271 0 n/a n/a 0 331
2005 94 10 20 294 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2006 79 9 27 346 0 n/a n/a 0 461
2007 71 11 23 313 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2008 51 10 27 296 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2009 49 10 26 293 0 0 0 0 378
2010 46 25 25 281 0 0 0 0 377
2011 60 7 29 323 0 0 1 0 420
2012 60 6 25 358 0 0 0 0 449
2013 61 7 27 349 0 0 0 0 444
2014 54 3 21 354 0 0 1 0 433
2015 48 7 15 331 0 0 0 0 401
2016 36 8 17 348 0 1 1 0 411
2017 41 8 18 319 0 0 0 0 386
2018 33 7 17 303 0 0 0 0 360
2019 31 3 16 282 0 0 2 0 334
2020 30 3 16 295 1 0 1 0 346
2021 31 5 19 285 0 1 1 0 342
2022 34 5 10 287 0 1 1 0 338
2023 24 7 15 272 0 0 0 0 318

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 263 17.0 15.4 n/a
1989 307 18.0 17.0 n/a
1990 290 17.0 17.0 35.5
1991 324 17.0 19.0 37.3
1992 328 20.0 16.4 51.2
1993 326 22.0 14.8 54.9
1994 321 23.0 14.0 50.8
1995 372 24.0 15.5 46
1996 372 24.0 15.5 46
1998 353 22.0 16.0 52.7
1999 326 26.0 12.5 47.9
2000 352 25.0 14.1 61.4
2001 363 25.3 14.3 65
2002 330 31.0 10.6 53.9
2003 330 31.0 10.6 53.9
2004 331 30.0 11.0 53.5
2005 418 31.0 13.5 n/a
2006 461 31.0 14.9 69.6
2007 418 31.0 13.5 56
2008 384 27.0 14.2 61.5
2009 378 37.7 8.0 64.3
2010 377 30.0 12.5 67.4
2011 420 29.0 14.4 56.7
2012 449 35.2 12.7 70.4
2013 444 40.1 11.0 66.9
2014 433 35.1 12.3 60
2015 401 35.0 11.4 77.6
2016 411 36.0 11.4 64
2017 386 35.1 10.9 70.7
2018 360 34.3 10.4 51.7
2019 334 34.7 9.6 67.7
2020 346 35.0 9.8 60.7
2021 342 36.6 9.3 51.5
2022 338 36.6 9.2 66.3
2023 318 34.6 9.1 64.2

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 263 17.0 15.4 n/a
1989 307 18.0 17.0 n/a
1990 290 17.0 17.0 35.5
1991 324 17.0 19.0 37.3
1992 328 20.0 16.4 51.2
1993 326 22.0 14.8 54.9
1994 321 23.0 14.0 50.8
1995 372 24.0 15.5 46
1996 372 24.0 15.5 46
1998 353 22.0 16.0 52.7
1999 326 26.0 12.5 47.9
2000 352 25.0 14.1 61.4
2001 363 25.3 14.3 65
2002 330 31.0 10.6 53.9
2003 330 31.0 10.6 53.9
2004 331 30.0 11.0 53.5
2005 418 31.0 13.5 n/a
2006 461 31.0 14.9 69.6
2007 418 31.0 13.5 56
2008 384 27.0 14.2 61.5
2009 378 37.7 8.0 64.3
2010 377 30.0 12.5 67.4
2011 420 29.0 14.4 56.7
2012 449 35.2 12.7 70.4
2013 444 40.1 11.0 66.9
2014 433 35.1 12.3 60
2015 401 35.0 11.4 77.6
2016 411 36.0 11.4 64
2017 386 35.1 10.9 70.7
2018 360 34.3 10.4 51.7
2019 334 34.7 9.6 67.7
2020 346 35.0 9.8 60.7
2021 342 36.6 9.3 51.5
2022 338 36.6 9.2 66.3
2023 318 34.6 9.1 64.2

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for McKinley Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,659

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on McKinley Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1011th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 976th of 1342 Elementary schools
 1.6%
Ranks 307th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 449th of 748 Middle schools
 18.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary School)29.715.6
 14.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)38.327.1
 11.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary School)15.820
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)3929.6
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary School)31.338.5
 7.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)50.641.6
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary School)12.137
 24.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)38.731.5
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary School)51.236.2
 15%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)53.644.3
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary School)29.227.1
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)26.922.9
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary School)76.547.9
 28.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)48.730
 18.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary School)37.112.2
 24.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)27.914.1
 13.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary School)69.842.4
 27.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)6048.3
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary School)35.917.6
 18.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)31.920.2
 11.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary School)62.844.5
 18.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)6056.7
 3.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary School)34.428.1
 6.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)29.216.5
 12.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students334318
 4.8%
African American37
 133.3%
American Indian00
Asian1615
 6.3%
Hispanic282272
 3.5%
Pacific Islander00
White3124
 22.6%
Two or More Races20
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.7%64.2%
 3.5%


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Students who attend McKinley Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : North Bergen High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 318 students attended McKinley Elementary School.

McKinley Elementary School ranks 976th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at McKinley Elementary School are 86% Hispanic, 8% White, 5% Asian, 2% African American.


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