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President William Mckinley High School

6
4 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
1583
Type
Public
1039 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 594-0400

Hawaii State Assessments (HSA)

President William Mckinley High School
Based on data from the 2013 school year

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I feel like it has been an average experience. I haven’t been to other high schools so I don’t know how to compare but it has all sorts of people. 4.5 gpa students, students who don’t even come to class, teachers who really suck at teaching and teachers who you wish was your teacher for all subjects because they were so good.
Posted by a student on 8/3/2019
I'm writing this review out of a severe concern. I am a friend of a single mom with one child who attends this school. The child is in her third year. She seems very bright and has a wonderful disposition. However... Recently, I had a conversation with this child and it turned out that she was virtually clueless about any kind of history. This poor girl had barely heard of George Washington. She knew absolutely NOTHING about how America was created via the revolution. She knew NOTHING about the Civil War nor could barely tell me who Abraham Lincoln was. On top of this, she had never heard of the Roman empire. Not a clue... Seriously? I learned about this stuff when I was in fifth grade. (Catholic School.) Sadly, the mother doesn't speak English very well as it is not her first language. Therefore she has difficulty in checking up on this child's homework and tests in general. However, this should NEVER be a reason for any child in being this clueless about the world. I cannot imagine that in one year, this child will be applying for college. Where are the standards and who is accountable?
Posted by a community member on 2/17/2015
McKinley is in my opinion one of the best public school in the state of Hawaii. It has a few problems, like any other school but it also has a long list of pro to combat the con. Cons: -Many of the students are ESL and the teacher have to slow down in order to help them, which is awesome, but these same students tend to disobey and refuse to do their work and the language issue is hard for teachers and parents to contact each other. -A LOT of the teachers are under qualified and some are just stuck in the wrong position. -They have no really dress code. -Large class size Pros: -They focus on Academics, if you can't make grade you can't play your sport. -Great Robotics team and notable clubs/class (National Honor Society, AVID, AP, ETC.) -Friendly/helpful teachers and staff. -A wide variety of electives. -A great SPED program. -Plenty of financial aid help, which may be strange for a public school but they give out free bus passes and free/reduced lunch for those who qualify. -Great student body, the students though they have their issues with each other will have each others backs when they need it. -Central location
Posted by a student on 7/4/2012
The school is beautiful and stunning. I had two girls who went to this school, one who graduated a couple of years ago and one who is close to graduating and from my experiences with my daughters, they love the school, the students, the atmosphere. The only downfall is that McKinley does have under-qualified teachers, however, I believe the school makes up for it in their strong robotics, band, and AP programs. Your child can really benefit from this school if they keep themselves well-rounded. I also approve of how strict the school is in maintaining their presence in public. McKinley rarely, if ever, gets into trouble for alcohol, violence, or drugs, at public outings, such as proms and sporting events.
Posted by a parent on 2/26/2012
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Honolulu schools - President William Mckinley High School is located at 1039 South King St, Honolulu HI 96814. President William Mckinley High School is in the Hawaii Department Of Education. President William Mckinley High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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