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Newark, New Jersey
Essex County
Newark Public School District
McKinley Elementary School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 888 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Establish a culture of learning through critical thinking where students demonstrate engagement perseverance and urgency

McKinley has one of the largest autism program educating eager minds from Pre K to the 8th grade

1 Colonnade Pl
Newark, NJ 07104
Principal: Ms. Jessica Silva
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White 2%
Black 35%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 62%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 44.7%
Male 55.3%
Economically disadvantaged students 88%
Students with disabilities 27%
English learners 11%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 1%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 14%
Kindergarten 7%
1st Grade 8%
2nd Grade 8%
3rd Grade 8%
4th Grade 7%
5th Grade 13%
6th Grade 11%
7th Grade 10%
8th Grade 14%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 18
Weapons 4
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 29
Total incidents 50
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 24%
6 to 10 days 24%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 29%
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English 71.1%
Spanish 27.6%
Other 1.4%
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Vision StatementEstablish a culture of learning through critical thinking where students demonstrate engagement perseverance and urgency Mission StatementDevelop 21st century learners and productive citizens through an engaging and rigorous standards aligned curriculum to produce globally competitive students who are socially emotionally and academically conscious


Basketball (Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls)


BEEP Afterschool Program Girls Who Code National Junior Honor Society Robotics Soccer


Before Afterschool Program serving students ages 5 13 Operated by Newark Public Schools


Special education programs are offered in the least restrictive environment and emphasize specialized instruction and related services designed to meet the unique needs of students based on individual needs Highly specialized programs for students with greater needs are available including transitional services Bilingual education and ESL is available in the district to English Language Learners (ELLs) as per NJAC6A:15 Transitional bilingual education programs and dual language programs are available for Spanish speaking ELLs as well as part time bilingual education for Portuguese French and Haitian Creole speaking ELLs The goals is for students to acquire English language proficiency by making annual progress through targeted support and instruction in the home language and or tailored second language acquisition I RS services are available for students in need of academic social or emotional support as well as school counselors academic support and interventions OT PT


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex Hudson Union Counties Essex County College (Early College Program) Future Rutgers Scholars White Foundation Youth Court


Built in 1915 and includes Auditorium Computer Labs and Soccer Field (On Campus)

School safety

Our students and staff regularly participate in both fire and security drills The drills ensure preparedness for a wide spectrum of emergencies In addition we installed a LobbyGuard system in our building The system assists with visitor management and flags registered Megans Offenders upon entry into our school Additionally we participate in Newark Cares a program in partnership with the Newark Police Division and the US Drug Enforcement Agency The program is designed to alert our administrators anytime a student has been involved in or exposed to a traumatic experience Our school staffs a team of professionally trained Security Guards solely dedicated to ensuring the safety of students staff visitors and property

Early childhood

The school offers a full day pre kindergarten program for all Newark residents who turn 3 or 4 years of age by October 1st In addition any child with an individualized education plan (IEP) is able to enroll and attend preschool as soon as they turn 3 years old Each preschool classroom is staff with at least one teacher and one teacher aide for a maximum of fifteen students The preschool day is aligned with the school district’s 6 hour day Preschool programs are funded by New Jersey Preschool Education Aid and or Federal Head Start funds


The traditional standard schedule for students in our elementary schools is 8:25 am 2:55 pm All schools have a centralized homepage where important information is posted Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are also utilized to communicate important information special events and reminders We also utilize the Blackboard telephone communication system to notify families of emergency school closings All students in (Pre K to 12th Grade) are required to wear a school uniform The clothing guidelines and colors can be found at www nps k12 nj us parents resources school uniforms Admissions information for all Newark Board of Education schools can be found at www NewarkEnrolls org

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