Award Year: 2021

McKinley Elementary School

1740 Constance Boulevard NE
Ham Lake, MN, 55304-5636

(763) 506-3400

Mr. Michael Koenig, Principal at time of Nomination

Anoka-Hennepin School District

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Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes. This has been our school mission statement for a number of years. The mission statement continues to be valued and expected and remains as the fundamental principle of the McKinley culture. We support all our students with an intentional focus on their social, emotional, ethnic, and educational needs.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 7%
The McKinley Olympics - Track and Field Day

The McKinley Olympics - Track and Field Day

McKinley Elementary is one of twenty-six elementary schools in Minnesota's largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin District #11. We are the only public school located in the northern suburb of Ham Lake, which is situated just north of the Twin Cities.

Our underlying belief is that all students have the potential to succeed and that supporting the whole child in their social, emotional and academic growth is at the core of what we do. The relationships cultivated between students, families and the community were made stronger during the pandemic. In order for students to be successful during distance learning, they needed to be able to stay connected with their teachers and classmates from home. Our community came together to make sure all students had access to technology and reliable internet access.

During the last half of the school year, our families had the option to have their students attend school virtually or in-person. Nearly 95% of our students were learning in-person every day. The confidence and trust that families showed in sending their children to school, in-person, is a wonderful compliment to our school.

Community involvement and pride in our school are a tremendous part of who we are. Our PTO has been an integral part of the support system for our school community. The organization is fully committed to annual events that bring our school together. These events are always well attended and a great way to build community and grow friendships among our students, families and staff.

We believe that once a McKinley Bulldog, always a McKinley Bulldog! We are proud of our Bulldogs and have been impressed with their accomplishments, while at McKinley and in the years after they leave our building.