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Welcome to McKinley

  • Welcome to McKinley!

    Mckinley building

    2156 Russell Blvd
    St. Louis, MO  63104
    Office: 314.773.0027
    Fax: 314.244.1834
    Principal: Nakia King
    Hours: 7:10 a.m. - 2:07 p.m.
    Grades 6 - 8

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     Have a safe and enjoyable summer break! 


    Check out the 2020 SLPS summer reading list by clicking on this link: 

    SLPS - Suggested Summer Reading





Principal's Corner



Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: The mission of McKinley Classical Leadership Academy is to dedicate itself to developing each student's leadership skills and to create a rigorous learning environment where high ability learners are empowered to graduate and become successful in an ever-changing global society.

    Our Vision: McKinley Classical Leadership Academy endeavors to prepare its students for the 21st Century to be world-class leaders of character, academic superiority, and cultural awareness.  McKinley CLA will accomplish this goal in the context of an urban, multiracial, multicultural community lead by a highly qualified instructional staff. 


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  • Food Stamp Update

    An application is being developed to provide a meal-replacement benefit through SNAP under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. DESE will share details as soon as they are available. Read more from USDA about the Pandemic EBT here.

    DESE has worked with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to update the DSS Family Support Division recording and the information being shared about P-EBT. This message previously instructed families to contact their local school district. However, this was incorrect information. The message has been revised to say the following: “This benefit is not yet available. You will be contacted to apply when applications are available.”

    For questions, please direct families to call 855-FSD-INFO or 855-373-4636, M-F 6am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm.


  • Attention Parents of Students-Athletes of McKinley CJA!!!


    If you are looking to get a sports physical for your student athlete for free, SLPS in partnership with Urgent Care for Kids are providing free sports physicals.  Please see the link below for the forms and they must be emailed back to our athletic director Mr. Simmons no later than 6/12/2020.


    If you have any questions, please email Richard Simmons


    Thank you and GO GOLDBUGS!!!

    Sports Physicals for 2020-21

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  • McKinley Family virtual learning through

    Micosoft Teams begins Monday , April 6th.

    Please email Ms. King or Dr. Metzger if your

    student needs their login information.

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  • March 22, 2020


    Greetings McKinley Families,


    I hope this email finds you well.  We are experiencing feelings of uncertainty and it is my hope we are supporting each other mentally and emotionally. Those of you who work essential jobs and are servicing us at this critical time, THANK YOU.  This time has shown us how important we all are in maintaining one another. Everyone does not react to things the same and that is ok.  It is ok to feel how you feel as we are human and we respond differently.  There are concerns we feel for ourselves, our families, friends, our country and the world. 


    We had a conference call with the superintendent today and please understand that our biggest concern is supporting our families at this time.  While we believe in academics, we also believe that the well-being of our students and their families takes precedence.  We will be providing grab and go bags of food at several school sites that may be found on the district’s webpage and there will be instructional packets for enrichment as an option if you decide to use them for your students but they are not mandated.


    We appreciate your understanding as our teachers adjust with their families as well.  They as well are uncertain of where to begin and how to best provide for their families and serve their students simultaneously.  We will keep you updated on how we plan to carry out instruction for the remainder of this time once a detailed plan is completed by our central office staff and we will make certain it fits the needs of the students at McKinley. Currently the enrichment packets are available and no work will be graded.  Again our academic office is taking the lead and speaking with teachers on how to best provide instruction. 


    As I receive additional information I will be sure to communicate it with you.  Please be safe and focus on what’s most important at this time: health, food, shelter and our loved ones!


    Wishing you well,


    Nakia V. King Ed.S


    Mckinley Classical Leadership Academy

    (314) 773-0027 office

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  • Congratulations to Ella Moomey who won 2nd place in the annual SLPS School Safety Contest! She will be honored at an upcoming SLPS board meeting

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  • Vaccination Resources


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  • New Vaccination Required!


    Before our 7th grade and 11th grade students start 8th and 12th grade (respectively) in 2017-2018, they must receive a vaccine against meningitis, an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. 


    Students entering 8th grade must also receive the Tdap vaccine, so parents can get them done during the same visit to the doctor. If your student going into the 12th grade received the first meningitis immunization at age 16 or later, a second one will not be needed. Otherwise, two are required for 12th grade students. Please have this immunization done as soon as possible, and make sure your School Nurse receives a copy. Please contact your School Nurse or the Nurse Coordinator at 314-345-4401 for questions.

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