PSSA testing information and schedule
During April and May, Erie’s Public Schools will administer the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment to students in grades 3-8. Click above for more information.
No School: March 31
Report Cards: April 21
Spring Break: April 3 -10
How to Reach Us
933 East 22nd Street
Erie, PA 16503
Principal Dana Suppa
Assistant Principal Jackie Bull
Secretary Carol Niedzwiecki
Nurse Hope Gibbons
Community Director Amy Grande
Case Manager Jennifer Crance
Guidance Counselor Sean Perhacs
Attendance Counselor Rich Weber
Mental Health Specialist Ms. Arrington
4th & 5th Grade Blind Contour Wire Sculptures
Mission, Beliefs, Motto
McKinley students will continue to become safe, productive, members of society by respecting others, showing empathy, and confidently setting goals to achieve their full potential.
We dedicate ourselves to cultivating a safe community that openly welcomes and inspires every person to be respectful, responsible, safe, and prepared.
Every person, staff member, child, and family will receive what they need to develop their full academic, emotional, and social potentional while maintaining high expectations.
We are Respectful, Responsible, Safe and Prepared.
As members of McKinley Elementary Community School:
*We have high expectations for all students and believe all students can achieve those high expectations.
*We differentiate instruction so that all students have the ability to be career and college ready.
*We build relationships of trust and respect with our students, their families, and each other.
*We will foster a positive learning environment by building community within our classrooms and building.
*We will utilize data to collaborate with students, their families, and each other to drive instruction.
McKinley MottoYou 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.
Welcome to McKinley
McKinley has an enrollment of about 450 students in grades Pre-K to 5. Included in these grades are four Life Skills Classrooms and two ESL classrooms, which represent families from Nepal, Iraq, Bosnia, Burma, Burundi, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, Togo, Tanzania, Pakistan, Thailand, Russia, Somalia, Sudan and Ukraine.In our school, the faculty, staff and families consider McKinley not just a school, but a safe and welcoming community where there is no limit to the success they can achieve.
Click above to view our PA Department of Education School Performance Profile
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Dismissal Procedures: Afternoon Exits
Kindergarten and Pre-K exit through the garden.
Grade 2 exits from the side doors near the garden.
Grade 5 exits from the gym doors or the playground.
Grade 4 exits from the back door into the parking lot.
Grades 1 and 3 exit from the front doors.
Arrival Procedures: Morning Entrances
Kindergarten and Pre-K enter at the side doors near the garden until 8:00 AM.
Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 enter at the front of the building.
Grades 5 enter through the Gym doors until 8:00 AM.
After 8:00 AM all students will enter through the front doors.