• McKinley CJA Named in Top 50 Middle Schools in U.S.

    December 18, 2014 4:18 PM

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Public Schools are boasting today after McKinley Classical Junior Academy was named one of the top 50 middle schools in the country.

    The only middle school in Missouri to receive the honor, McKinley is a gifted magnet school serving grades sixth through eighth.

    Their rankings:

    ·        Ranked the No. 1 Middle School in the Midwest by NeighborhoodScout.com

    ·        Top-ranking state assessment test scores

    ·        AYP School for 2011

    ·        Awarded Gold Star Status by the State of Missouri in 1997, 2004 and 2008

    ·        Blue Ribbon School for 2008

    For the study, National Assessment of Educational Progress results in science, math and reading for eighth graders were used by The Best Schools as a principal (but not the sole) basis for comparison of schools.

    State assessment scores were also examined, where available, and weighed together with the NAEP scores.

    Other factors such as awards and rankings and geographical diversity were also taken into account.