Best Public Schools in McKenna, WA


Summary:

The city of McKenna, Washington is home to a single standout elementary school, McKenna Elementary, which serves students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade and is part of the Yelm School District. McKenna Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in standardized test scores, particularly in 5th grade, and has seen a steady improvement in its statewide ranking, moving from the 565th position out of 1,107 elementary schools in 2020-2021 to the 316th position out of 1,169 schools in 2022-2023, placing it in the top 27% of elementary schools in Washington.

With a student-teacher ratio of 14.8, McKenna Elementary has the second-best ratio among the 6 elementary schools in the Yelm School District, indicating a relatively low class size and potentially more personalized attention for students. The school's student body is predominantly white (67.57%), with significant Hispanic (18.38%) and multiracial (9.73%) representation, suggesting a diverse and inclusive learning environment. However, 61.89% of McKenna Elementary students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, highlighting the need for the school and the district to provide additional support and resources to address the challenges faced by students from low-income families.

Overall, McKenna Elementary appears to be a standout school within the Yelm School District, providing a high-quality education and effectively preparing its students for academic success. The school's investment in its students and the challenges faced by its high-poverty student population are important factors to consider for further analysis and potential improvement.








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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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