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McKinley Elementary School

The Race to Excellence has No Finish Line


About Our School

The McKinley School community strives to develop 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. We strive to establish a culture of learning through critical thinking where students demonstrate perseverance, excellence, and integrity.

Unique Fact

We are proud to say that McKinley houses one of the largest Autism programs in the District servicing grades PK-8.

School Information

  • Principal

    Dr. Lynnette Dortrait

  • Address

    1 Colonnade Place
    Newark, NJ 07104

  • Phone Number


  • Parent Liaison

    Theresa Williams

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Blue, Yellow
    Bottom: Khaki

  • Before School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: PK-8
    Start Time: 8:00 AM
    Provider: School

  • After School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: PK-8
    End Time: 5:30 PM
    Provider: School

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year PK: 67 K: 118
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
91% 32%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
13 10 to 1 31% 89% 37%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data