McKinley Elementary

Summary:

McKinley Elementary is a public elementary school in Appleton, Wisconsin, serving grades PK-6 with a total enrollment of 482 students. The school faces several challenges, including a diverse student population, lower academic performance, and higher rates of chronic absenteeism and free and reduced lunch recipients compared to nearby schools.

McKinley Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with 52.9% White, 4.77% African American, 14.94% Hispanic, 19.29% Asian, and 6.85% two or more races. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by the Forward Exam, is generally lower than the Appleton Area School District and the state of Wisconsin averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of 3rd-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts was 28.36% at McKinley, compared to 37.91% in the district and 37.88% in the state. Additionally, McKinley Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.1% in 2018-2019 to 9.3% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby Berry Elementary school.

Comparing McKinley Elementary to other schools in the Appleton Area School District, it becomes evident that the school's performance is generally lower across various metrics, including academic achievement, chronic absenteeism, and free and reduced lunch rates. This suggests that McKinley Elementary may face unique challenges or serve a more disadvantaged student population compared to its neighboring schools. Additionally, the school's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the past several years, indicating that its performance has not kept pace with other schools in the state.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1125 E Taft Ave
       Appleton, WI  54915-2561


(920) 832-6285

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
679th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,246 Help


Students who attend McKinley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Madison Middle
High:    East High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  482

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.9%
Asian:
19.3%
Hispanic:
14.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.9% Help


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Compare Details McKinley Elementary ranks worse than 63.6% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 11th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.43. (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 Student population at McKinley Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.9%), Asian (19.3%), Hispanic (14.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.9% 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 is 13, which is the 9th best among 20 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McKinley Elementary is $11,246. 14 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McKinley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks McKinley Elementary 679th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See McKinley Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Appleton Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appleton Area School District 221st of 424 Wisconsin 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 WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 37.78 467th 633 26.2%
2006 27.29 586th 712 17.7%
2007 30.92 554th 689 19.6%
2008 25.92 872nd 1021 14.6%
2009 40.59 766th 1030 25.6%
2010 34.82 814th 1045 22.1%
2011 31.49 868th 1046 17.0%
2012 37.44 830th 1045 20.6%
2013 27.43 879th 1053 16.5%
2014 37.25 804th 1061 24.2%
2015 37.94 798th 1076 25.8%
2016 50.08 589th 1075 45.2%
2017 38.44 737th 1071 31.2%
2018 32.51 786th 1025 23.3%
2019 32.36 773rd 1037 25.5%
2021 31.86 781st 1050 25.6%
2022 34.85 765th 1067 28.3%
2023 43.43 679th 1067 36.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.82 48th 96 50.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.73 177th 287 38.3%
2019 57.34 89th 275 67.6%
2021 56.52 65th 222 70.7%
2022 53.28 93rd 248 62.5%
2023 55.31 82nd 249 67.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.64 531st 721 26.4%
2019 37.66 461st 742 37.9%
2021 41.82 427th 746 42.8%
2022 49.90 327th 748 56.3%
2023 35.98 494th 770 35.8%
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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 WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.18 690th 854 19.2%
2019 27.25 714th 874 18.3%
2021 35.93 584th 847 31.1%
2022 38.69 561st 859 34.7%
2023 42.93 538th 871 38.2%
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Rank History for Female students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.39 699th 997 29.9%
2019 38.21 696th 1002 30.5%
2021 35.09 707th 1004 29.6%
2022 36.64 721st 1017 29.1%
2023 43.76 643rd 1010 36.3%
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Rank History for Male students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.11 795th 997 20.3%
2019 29.20 788th 1002 21.4%
2021 32.08 749th 1003 25.3%
2022 34.77 730th 1017 28.2%
2023 44.30 637th 1011 37.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.86 61st 107 43.0%
2019 32.31 73rd 122 40.2%
2021 34.53 51st 106 51.9%
2022 38.36 60th 110 45.5%
2023 48.94 57th 116 50.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.12 194th 271 28.4%
2019 42.63 144th 266 45.9%
2021 30.81 197th 274 28.1%
2022 28.16 219th 296 26.0%
2023 27.60 218th 290 24.8%
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Rank History for White students at McKinley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.11 518th 686 24.5%
2019 26.78 590th 718 17.8%
2021 31.16 533rd 699 23.7%
2022 29.21 551st 704 21.7%
2023 37.46 506th 715 29.2%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 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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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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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
1988 621 2 24 4 4 n/a n/a 0 655
1989 652 3 20 3 7 n/a n/a 0 685
1990 636 3 14 2 8 n/a n/a 0 663
1991 654 2 11 8 5 n/a n/a 0 680
1992 624 1 11 5 3 n/a n/a 0 644
1993 612 8 22 4 4 n/a n/a 0 650
1994 594 12 23 3 5 n/a n/a 0 637
1995 555 5 25 5 1 n/a n/a 0 591
1996 555 5 25 5 1 n/a n/a 0 591
1997 553 3 32 4 1 n/a n/a 0 593
1998 535 2 34 2 2 n/a n/a 0 575
1999 489 9 19 4 4 n/a n/a 0 525
2000 466 3 33 7 5 n/a n/a 0 514
2001 442 12 42 8 5 n/a n/a 0 509
2002 404 11 27 12 2 n/a n/a 0 456
2003 404 11 27 12 2 n/a n/a 0 456
2004 436 14 56 48 4 n/a n/a 0 558
2005 410 12 69 61 2 n/a n/a 0 554
2006 412 13 107 47 3 n/a n/a 0 582
2007 366 16 96 59 1 n/a n/a 0 538
2008 345 26 68 54 4 n/a n/a 0 497
2009 356 24 62 61 8 n/a n/a 0 511
2010 347 19 61 64 8 n/a n/a 0 499
2011 359 21 66 72 8 0 0 0 526
2012 368 28 81 79 8 0 0 0 564
2013 366 24 101 82 7 0 0 0 580
2014 357 22 76 72 5 0 0 0 532
2015 372 24 82 94 2 1 3 0 578
2016 336 23 76 97 0 0 5 0 537
2017 297 30 89 99 1 0 15 0 531
2018 302 34 88 96 1 1 28 0 550
2019 302 18 80 89 1 0 25 0 515
2020 287 24 90 75 1 2 30 0 509
2021 268 15 80 61 4 2 23 0 453
2022 237 12 90 75 6 1 34 0 455
2023 255 23 93 72 4 2 33 0 482

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
1988 655 35.5 18.4 0
1989 685 35.5 19.2 0
1990 663 35.5 18.6 0
1991 680 34.9 19.4 8.5
1992 644 36.8 17.5 7.3
1993 650 36.0 18.1 9.4
1994 637 32.3 19.7 10.7
1995 591 32.8 18.0 11.3
1996 591 32.8 18.0 11.3
1997 593 32.4 18.3 11.6
1998 575 29.4 19.6 11.7
1999 525 29.3 17.9 17.9
2000 514 36.2 14.2 18.7
2001 509 32.1 15.9 18.3
2002 456 29.9 15.3 17.8
2003 456 29.9 15.3 17.8
2004 558 31.9 17.5 19.2
2005 554 34.2 16.2 n/a
2006 582 33.4 17.4 n/a
2007 538 31.1 17.3 38.1
2008 497 29.2 17.0 42.9
2009 511 30.1 17.0 47.4
2010 499 31.4 15.8 48.1
2011 526 32.8 16.0 49.2
2012 564 32.4 17.3 50
2013 580 37.1 15.6 41.6
2014 532 38.6 13.7 48.7
2015 578 n/a n/a 46
2016 537 36.0 14.9 52.1
2017 531 36.1 14.6 52.9
2018 550 39.2 14.0 50.9
2019 515 37.8 13.5 47.4
2020 509 36.3 13.9 51.7
2021 453 36.6 12.3 51.4
2022 455 33.7 13.4 49.7
2023 482 37.0 13.0 51.9

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
1988 655 35.5 18.4 0
1989 685 35.5 19.2 0
1990 663 35.5 18.6 0
1991 680 34.9 19.4 8.5
1992 644 36.8 17.5 7.3
1993 650 36.0 18.1 9.4
1994 637 32.3 19.7 10.7
1995 591 32.8 18.0 11.3
1996 591 32.8 18.0 11.3
1997 593 32.4 18.3 11.6
1998 575 29.4 19.6 11.7
1999 525 29.3 17.9 17.9
2000 514 36.2 14.2 18.7
2001 509 32.1 15.9 18.3
2002 456 29.9 15.3 17.8
2003 456 29.9 15.3 17.8
2004 558 31.9 17.5 19.2
2005 554 34.2 16.2 n/a
2006 582 33.4 17.4 n/a
2007 538 31.1 17.3 38.1
2008 497 29.2 17.0 42.9
2009 511 30.1 17.0 47.4
2010 499 31.4 15.8 48.1
2011 526 32.8 16.0 49.2
2012 564 32.4 17.3 50
2013 580 37.1 15.6 41.6
2014 532 38.6 13.7 48.7
2015 578 n/a n/a 46
2016 537 36.0 14.9 52.1
2017 531 36.1 14.6 52.9
2018 550 39.2 14.0 50.9
2019 515 37.8 13.5 47.4
2020 509 36.3 13.9 51.7
2021 453 36.6 12.3 51.4
2022 455 33.7 13.4 49.7
2023 482 37.0 13.0 51.9

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $590 (5.2%) $10,804 (94.8%) $11,395
2020 $422 (4.1%) $9,816 (95.9%) $10,238
2021 $911 (8.1%) $10,335 (91.9%) $11,246

Data source: Wisconsin 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 773rd of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 679th of 1067 Elementary schools
 10.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary)1828.4
 10.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)30.137.9
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)33.930.9
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)44.147.8
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary)26.843.1
 16.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)39.545.1
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)32.439.4
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)39.144.2
 5.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (McKinley Elementary)36.659.1
 22.5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Appleton Area School District)50.759.9
 9.2%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (McKinley Elementary)39.457.6
 18.1%
   4th Grade Science (Appleton Area School District)51.651.6
 0%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary)30.323.8
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)36.938.9
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)43.941.3
 2.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)42.550.5
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (McKinley Elementary)38.236.1
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)43.247.1
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (McKinley Elementary)51.748.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)49.850.3
 0.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students515482
 6.4%
African American1823
 27.8%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian8093
 16.3%
Hispanic8972
 19.1%
Pacific Islander02
White302255
 15.6%
Two or More Races2533
 32%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.4%51.9%
 4.5%


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McKinley Elementary ranks 679th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 482 students attended McKinley Elementary.

Students who attend McKinley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Madison Middle
High : East High

Students at McKinley Elementary are 53% White, 19% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 5% African American.


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