Award Year: 2020

McKinley Elementary School

728 South Flood
Norman, OK, 73069-4555

(405) 366-5914

Mrs. Martha Carol Emerson, Principal at time of Nomination

Norman Public Schools

School Website


Our mission is to integrate children, parents, and community into the learning process, accept individual differences, and maintain a nurturing environment while providing developmentally appropriate experiences.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 65%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Two or more races: 12%
McKinley Students love coming to school each day!

McKinley Students love coming to school each day!

McKinley Elementary School proudly welcomes everyone into our home away from home for students, families, and staff. Entering through the inviting doors, each member of the Maverick family is enveloped by a warm and accepting environment, where students come to thrive and celebrate their individuality. McKinley endeavors to bring a variety of resources from school, community, and home to offer our Mavericks a high-quality education, extracurricular activities to advance their passions, and a range of activities that meet their social-emotional needs.

The cornerstone of our belief is to identify and encourage the unique learning abilities of each student by establishing genuine relationships. We pride ourselves on promoting a positive learning environment where students respect each other and themselves, are fully engaged during innovative lessons, and are responsible for their learning. Students are offered learning opportunities that are multi-faceted, and students are able to extend their learning through moving to a higher grade for instruction based on their progress. Our staff uses a collaborative team approach which incorporates families, staff and students. By establishing a holistic vision of the student, instruction is not only data driven, but also considers the social-emotional development and unique learning styles of every child. Each student is encouraged to advocate for themselves. McKinley Elementary believes children are an integral part of the success of their educational experience. In addition, our community leaders are instrumental in helping us provide a foundation for strong, adaptable leaders for the future. McKinley Elementary is a place of belonging and safety to all who enter.