McKinley Primary Center was named after William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States. President McKinley's paternal grandparents lived for a short time in South Bend and are buried in the City Cemetery. This was the first school construction in South Bend after World War II. The present school replaced a wooden structure of the same name which had existed on the site since 1930. A new addition was added to the school in 1972. McKinley serves over 400 students in kindergarten through 4th grade.