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W Verne Mckinney Elementary School Overview

535 NW Darnielle St, Hillsboro, OR 97124 , Tel: +1 (503) 844-1660 Hillsboro School District 1j
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    Type: Public Elementary School
    Grades: K-6
  • 460


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W Verne Mckinney Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

June 19, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Excellent , nationally recognized STEM school. Really should have a higher rating. The teachers are caring and have high expectations for all kids. The PTO is always setting up great activities and supports the classrooms with field trips , art literacy and supplies. The kids do lots of science work and still get all the academic basics like reading , writing and math.
March 23, 2017 Submitted by a parent
I thought I would address some of the issues past reviews have mentioned. Since 2012-2013 school year McKinney has had a new principal, name Mr. Welch, who has worked really hard to unify the school, set high expectations for students and teachers, and who has been very involved in behavior expectations for the children. Since he has been there test scores have significantly increased, behavioral referrals have dropped dramatically, the school is equipped with new computers, and student learning can be tracked by reading and math programs that work. Mr. Welch just recently won the prestigious Crystal Apple award for his work as the principal at Mckinney! The PTO works hard for the school and is inviting and welcoming to all. The office staff is nice and helpful. The school website and PTO facebook page are updated often and is easy to use and find information on. In 2015 McKinney one 1 of only two schools in all of Oregon to receive the National Distinguished Title I School award. Mckinney is now a STEM school (as of 20016). Along with this the school is doing wonderful things to encourage students to stay engaged and learn. There is an emphasis on technology and science, engineering and math. Along with the STEM there is also a great band program, a music teacher who does a wide variety of things like teach children to make their own music in garage band and how to play the ukulele, and a wonderful art program taught in every classroom by parent volunteers. Overall I think Mckinney is a wonderful school and has made some really good improvements over the past years.
May 25, 2015 Submitted by a community member
This school has gone through many changes and challenges, but like its students it will rise and thrive. The current principal (since fall 2014) is positive and inviting. There is still a high emphasis on standardized testing. However, there is also a strong sense of school community with staff that are highly invested in their students. The school is incorporating more science and technology opportunities each year.
May 24, 2014 Submitted by a parent
With two children who have attended this school for many years, I have seen it go through many changes, especially in leadership. We used to love this school in the beginning, but sadly, the overall quality of the school has experienced a decline in the last few years. We do not have the financial means to pursue private school options, so we are "stuck" so to speak. Our kids do not struggle the way many second-language learners do, so they tend to fall between the cracks in terms of priority. Communication is very poor and the emphasis on test scores is disheartening. The most recent principal just left for unspecified reasons before the school year even ended. No explanation from the district either. It is frustrating to say the least. Also, thriving in an environment that focuses so much standardized test scores is a challenge for students that need more creative and cognitive challenges. None of this bodes well for student or community morale. Thankfully, my kids have been fortunate enough to have some amazingly caring and dedicated teachers over the years and that has been McKinney's saving grace.
March 17, 2014 Submitted by a parent
During my daughter's preschool years, I heard a lot of negative comments about this school from my neighbors and so it was with some misgivings that I enrolled my daughter for Kindergarten. Sometimes communication is not as good as it could be, but otherwise, I've been surprisingly impressed by the administration (new since 2012-2013), the behavior of the kids, and every teacher I have interacted with, especially my child's teacher. Parent involvement is not as widespread as I would like to see, and the PTO is sorely understaffed, but it's a good school and I think it's getting better.
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Average Rent in Hillsboro, OR

  • Hillsboro, OR Average Rental Price, November 2018$1,397/mo
  • Studio$1,188
  • 1 Bedroom$1,246
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,447

Hillsboro, OR Apartment Rent Ranges

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Hillsboro, OR Education Statistics

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Before you start packing, make sure W Verne Mckinney Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, W Verne Mckinney Elementary School is a well-known public K-6 school in Hillsboro. It is located at 535 NW Darnielle St, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and it is the second home of 460 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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