McKenna Elementary School is a welcoming, safe, student-centered, and collaborative learning environment. In partnership with parents, students, and community leaders, YCS staff members are dedicated to helping all students meet performance expectations and achieve their full learning potential.
We welcome and encourage parents to be part of the process here at McKenna Elementary. We greatly value your input and enjoy your presence in our school. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher and/or the principal for more information on how to be involved.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
At McKenna Elementary School, we continually work to ensure that our curriculum and programs are designed to include the best instructional practices using research-based materials and up-to-date resources such as:
Response to Intervention (K-6)
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (DIBELS)
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Program (3-6)
MSP Test (3-6)
Houghton Mifflin Reading/Read Well
Reading Mastery/Corrective Reading
Music Curriculum Performances
Safety Assemblies and Special Programs
Emergency Preparedness Training
Science Curriculum Kits
Professional Learning Communities
The success of each child is our number one goal at McKenna Elementary. We appreciate the support and encouragement parents give to their children’s schooling.
ABOUT OUR BUILDING
The first McKenna school building was erected around 1890. Several buildings and remodels have existed over the years. Thanks to the passage of the February 2003 construction bond, a brand new McKenna Elementary opened in the fall of 2005. We are proud of our long history in the community and look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence into our second century.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
The McKenna Elementary staff worked diligently to develop a comprehensive School Improvement Plan based on a variety of data. School improvement goals focus on reading, math, technology, and teacher collaboration and include detailed action plans for each. Action plans are updated on an annual basis.
Our staff is made up of 27 classroom teachers with an average of 12.8 years of teaching experience. 81.5% of our teachers have at least a Master’s Degree. We also have 24 classified employees who provide additional educational support. We enjoy strong parent and community connections with over 75 PTA members and over 150 parent and community volunteers.
“Regular building hours for teachers shall be one-half hour before school starts to one-half hour after school ends.” (Board Policy 5231)
The regular hours for teachers at McKenna Elementary are from 7:40am to 3:10pm.
Our overall average attendance is 95%.
2015-16 Average Expenditure per Student: $10,400.
STATE TEST SCORES
Here's an in-depth look at our State Assessment scores
and how we compare to other schools within our district and throughout the state. This site also contains other important information reported by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.