Top 9 Elementary Schools in McKinney [2022 Edition]

Elementary School Guide McKinney, TX

Mckinney is a great city for families who are looking to make a change. They offer so many great things including great real estate prices, amazing location, and many great attractions to visit. Two-thirds of McKinney residents attend schools within the Mckinney Independent School District while the other third attend schools in the McKinney area. The town has several great schools available for students to attend so let’s have a look at the best elementary schools in the area.

1. Glen Oaks Elementary

6100 Glen Oaks Dr.
McKinney Tx 75070
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/glenoaks/

“Our mission is to empower each student to live, learn and lead in a global society through purposeful experiences in a nurturing environment that fosters independent thinking and problem solving and is supported by the collaboration of students, staff, families, and the community.”

Glen Oakes has a total of 505 students in grades K-5 and a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. They have an overall rating of 9/10 from Greatschools.org with an additional rating of 10/10 for test scores, an 8/10 for Student Progress, and a 9/10 for Equity.

The school has several clubs for students to meet new friends who enjoy like-minded things. Clubs like The Leader in Me, Chess club, and club 360 are all available for students to join. They also host an annual Spelling Bee and Science Fair for students to participate in.

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2. Imagine International Academy

2860 Virginia Pkwy
McKinney Tx 75071
Website: https://www.imaginenorthtexas.org/

“The mission of the Imagine International Academy of North Texas is to cultivate future leaders passionate about making a positive contribution to their local and global communities”

Imagine International is the top-rated charter school in the county and it educates 1,399 students in grades K-12. The school has a student-to-teacher ratio of 19 to 1 and an average class size of 25 students. The school has been rated 8/10 by Greatschools.org with an additional rating of 9/10 for test scores, 7/10 for student progress, and 8/10 for equity.

The primary grades receive education in the subjects Language A (English), Language B (Spanish), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, and Physical/Social/Personal Education in a charter school setting which provides unique educational programs as opposed to the state’s standard education programs.

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3. Burks Elementary

1801 Hill st.
McKinney Tx 75069
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/burks/

“Our focus is to foster a culture that encourages everyone involved: students, teachers, parents, staff, and community members. The faculty and staff at Burks are committed to promoting the learning and achievement of ALL students.”

Burks Elementary

Burks Elementary is a school of 391 students in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. They have been given the rating of 4/10 by Greatschools.org with an additional rating of 4/10 for test scores, 4/10 for school progress, and 3/10 for equity.

Students at the school love the Learning Commons lounge where they can read or check out books. Teachers schedule time in the commons for their classes to learn new skills or learn how to handle new technology. This workspace is similar to a school’s library and hosts meetings for clubs such as the BLT (breakfast, lunch, talk) club and the Burks Tech Crew.

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4. Eddins Elementary

311 Peregrine dr.
McKinney Tx 75070
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/eddins/

“Our focus is to foster a culture that encourages everyone involved: students, teachers, parents, staff, and community members. The faculty and staff at Eddins Elementary are committed to promoting the learning and achievement of ALL students.”

Eddins Elementary educates a total of 383 students from grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. The school has a rating of 7/10 from GreatSchools.org with an additional rating of 9/10 for test scores, 7/10 for student progress, and 3/10 for equity.

The school has won many awards locally and nationwide. They’ve been awarded as a Blue Ribbon School from the US Department of Education, Best Public School for two years from D-Magazine, and locally they’ve won the Volunteer McKinney Canned Food Drive for 4 years in a row.

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5. Minshew Elementary School

300 Joplin dr.
McKinney Tx 75071
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/minshew/

“Our mission is to empower and equip all students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and collaborators as they explore, develop, and celebrate their individuality through nurturing relationships while providing creative, relevant, and adaptable learning experiences in partnership with families and community.”

Minshew Elementary School has a total of 644 students in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. Greatschools.org has given them an overall rating of 5/10 with an additional rating of 8/10 for test scores, 4/10 for student progress, and 4/10 for equity.

The school has been open since 2014 and the administration encourages parent participation and support. They offer many volunteer opportunities for parents to join including the Parent-Teacher Association.

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6. Caldwell Elementary School

601 W Louisiana st.
McKinney Tx 75069
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/caldwell/

“Caldwell utilizes Character Counts! as a character and behavior framework for all students. Character Counts! is based on shared beliefs and values called the Six Pillars of Character. The six pillars are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship”

Caldwell Elementary

Caldwell Elementary has a total of 529 students in grades k-12 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. The school has an overall rating of 3/10 from Greatschools.org along with an additional rating of 4/10 for test scores, 4/10 for student progress, and 2/10 for equity.

The school offers a dual-language immersion program where students learn the curriculum through both English and Spanish. Classes are composed of half English speaking students and half Spanish speaking students which allows for students to help each other as they learn together.

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7. Finch Elementary School

1205 S Tennessee St.
McKinney Tx 75069
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/finch/

“Our Mission is to empower all students and teachers through experiences that support the development of critical thinking, growth mindset, and life-long learning.”

Finch Elementary has a total of 340 students in grades k-5 and a student-to-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. The school has been given an overall rating of 4/10 by Greatschools.org with an additional rating of 3/10 for test scores, 5/10 for student progress, and 4/10 for equity.

The school offers some exciting programs for students to enjoy including Art Ambassadors, Garden Club, Choir, Engineering Club, Fuel 360, Basketball Club, Morning Walking Club, Math 400 Club, Recycling Club, Student Council, Science Fair Work Groups, and Reading/Soccer Club.

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8. Albert & Iola Lee Davis Malvern Elementary School

1100 Eldorado Pkwy.
McKinney Tx. 75069
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/malvern/

“The mission of Malvern Elementary is to educate and inspire children to have strong character and become college-ready, life-long learners.”

Malvern Elementary educates a total of 496 students in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. They have an overall rating of 3/10 on Greatschools.org with an additional rating of 2/10 for test scores, 5/10 for student progress, and 3/10 for equity.

One feature the school is known for is its sustainable design. The school uses natural light, harvested rainwater to irrigate the school grounds, wind energy provided by a windmill, solar panels to provide the school with hot water. The school also has extra eco-friendly features including two sundials, a water habitat, natural landscaping, student garden areas, sustainable building materials, and newly designed indoor air quality technology.

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9. Reuben Johnson Elementary School

3400 Ash Ln.
McKinney Tx. 75070
Website: https://www.schools.mckinneyisd.net/johnson/

“We will provide engaging learning experiences so students can become effective communicators, quality contributors, and socially responsible citizens.”

Rueben Johnson Elementary

Reuben Johnson is a highly rated public school that educates 491 students in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. They have an overall rating of 5/10 from Greatschool.org, with an additional rating of 7/10 for test scores, 5/10 for student progress, and 3/10 for equity.

The school is home to the Reuben Johnson Learning Commons, a library-style commons center that’s available for students during school hours. They’ve adapted a change in the way students use a school library by allowing the freedom of using the area when it’s needed by students or teachers and allowing the Media Resource Specialist to visit the classrooms instead of a class being allotted library time. The RJLC also offers a maker space with many materials for students to use on their projects and even a Google Expedition virtual reality center.

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With so many different elementary schools in McKinney, it can be difficult to find the one that fits your family the best. Look at the features that each one has to offer to figure out the one that fits your wants and needs for the best chance of success for the students in your family.

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