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McKinley 4th Grade Goes to the Erie Zoo, Sort of.


Students in 4th Grade science classes took a trip to the Erie Zoo, in the McKinley Library. Students used the Distance Learning equipment from our technology center to view various mammals and reptiles housed at the zoo. Students were able to interact with experts at the zoo throughout the virtual field trip. What a great session!

WJET-TV (ABC/Erie) Highlights McKinley's ELL Program

McKinley Elementary School
McKinley has an enrollment of 598 students, from grades Pre-K to 5. Included in these grades we have three Life Skills Classrooms and two ESL lassroom. Our ELL classrooms have 70 students representing families from Nepal, Iraq, Bosnia, Burma, Burundi, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, Togo, Tanzania, Pakistan, Thailand, Russia, Somalia and Sudan. We also have 42 regular, special ed. and Title I teachers servicing our culturally diverse population.
In our school, the faculty, staff and families consider McKinley, not just a school, but community sanctuary where there is no limit to the success they can achieve.

Mission, Beliefs, Motto


McKinley Elementary School exists to serve the unique academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of students and our community. We are committed to creating and maintaining a postive, trusting, and caring environment where teaching and learning are exciting. Students are guided to develop responsibility, respect, preparedness and safety. All components of our school's organization, curricular,  co-curricular activities, School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support are child centered and designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all may experience success. 
  • We have high expectations for all students and believe all students can achieve those high expectations
  • We build relationships of trust and respect with our students, their families, and each other
  • We will utilize data to collaborate with students, their families, and each other to drive instruction 
  • We differentiate instruction so that all students have the ability to be career and college ready
  • We will foster a positive learning environment by engaging students

You don't have to be the best, just do your BEST.
Be involved in school.
Explore to Learn.
Stay on course.
Teach others what you have learned. 

How to Reach Us

933 East 22nd Street
Erie, PA 16503
Phone: (814) 874-6870
Fax: (814) 874-6875

Dana Suppa
Assistant Principal: 
Amy Coleman

Bell Schedule

Opening Bell     Closing Bell
8:00 a.m.           2:30 p.m.
School Performance Profile

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