William McKinley Elementary is a community of learners who strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment, supporting all educational, developmental, and social needs through our commitment and high expectations every day without exception.
Meeting individual student needs
McKinley Elementary is an equity pilot school engaging in equity design, practices, and resourcing. We know language can be a barrier, so our school employs several bilingual teachers to help translate for Spanish-speaking students. In addition, we provide small group instructional meetings (and sometimes one-on-one tutoring) for incoming students who may struggle with the language barrier. These meetings provide opportunities for students to collaborate with one another in their native language, and teachers facilitate to ensure that the students are not falling behind academically.
A dedicated staff
As teachers and leaders at McKinley Elementary, we care deeply about our students. Whether we're cheering for them at a basketball game, rewarding good behavior, or providing social/emotional learning (SEL) support, we want our students to know they are in a safe and caring environment. Our goal is to create a high-quality learning experience that educates the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
McKinley offers after-school, extracurricular activities in addition to after-school tutoring. Students who participate receive a full suppe after school as part of the Tulsa Public Schools child nutrition program to ensure they are refueled after a rigorous day of learning. Our school offers a variety of after-school clubs, including coloring, choir, tutoring, robotics, and sports.