McKinley Elementary School 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.

McKinley: A Beacon of Diversity and Inclusion

Jesus Pedraza

Joanna Liggett

Emma Robinson
Administrative Assistant 

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Teacher of the Year 2017
 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Amy McGlothlen
Art and Gym (1st-4th)

"I love teaching because I love seeing the look on student's faces when they "get it".   I love seeing the growth student make from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.  One of my favorite things about teaching is when students come back and see me years after I've had them in my class and tell me that I was one of their favorite teachers because I cared and believed in them."

"I am so honored and grateful to be chosen as Teacher of the Year. "


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Let's show our appreciation...

Secretaries Day
April 26th 
 Principal's Day May 1st 
 Nurses Day May 6th
Teacher Day  May 9th