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MIT is a small nurturing middle school  of 404 students built on Caught in the Middle principles with strong academic goals for each and every student. We strive to make sure that every student is known well and challenged to achieve to their highest potential. We offer explorative classes as well as opportunities for intervention for students working below standards. Any elementary student in the Redwood City School District may apply to attend MIT.  We are a district-wide school of choice, so every student must apply to attend. There are no automatic feeder schools. We encourage visitors to our campus.

On Friday mornings, in November and December, we give school tours. If you are interested, please call our main office to arrange for a visit.

We are proud of our academic improvement, which has resulted in full enrollment and a growing waiting list. We are excited about serving the middle school students of our district and believe that knowing our students well is one of the keys to academic success.  As Principal of McKinley Institute of TechnologyI am excited to build on previous successes and to work closely with the parent and local communities to create an environment which is safe, nurturing and academically challenging.

Thomas Ekno
Principal

  • 8th Grade Year-End Activities Requirements

    As the end of the school year approaches we want to be sure that all of our students finish the year strong and successfully. We recently held an assembly where we went over the expectations for behavior for the remainder of the year. At this point each 8th Grade student has earned the privileges of participating in the Field Day, the End-of-Year Swim Party/Barbecue, the Graduation Dance, and the Promotion Ceremony. However, if a student behaves in a manner that is not consistent with the school’s behavior expectations then he/she could lose some or all of the privileges noted above. Below is a summary of the expectations and consequences that were presented to the 8th Grade students today: • Discipline Referral = 2 points • Suspension (In-House and/or Home) = 10 points • Students who accumulate 5 points will not participate in the Field Day • Students who accumulate 10 points will not participate in the Swim Party/BBQ or the Field Day • Students who accumulate 15 points will not participate in the Graduation Dance, the Swim Party/BBQ or the Field Day • Students who accumulate 20 points will not participate in the Promotion Ceremony, the Graduation Dance, the Swim Party/BBQ or the Field Day Additionally, students with a cumulative grade point average of 1.8 or less will not participate in the Promotion Ceremony or the Graduation Dance. We are confident that all 8th Grade students will continue their excellent and expected behavior and will be able to participate in each and every year-end event. Please help reinforce these expectations by discussing them and reminding your child of the consequences.

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  • Redwood City Education Foundation

    Donate to the Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF). The RCEF is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that raises private money to provide enrichment programs to all students in the Redwood City School District. The RCEF's funding focuses on the arts (including music), academic achievement, wellness programs and instructional innovation through SMART grants.

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  • Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

    The safety of your child and all students is paramount at both McKinley Institute of Technology and North Star Academy. As such, both schools have been working with the Redwood City School District’s Facilities Department, the City of Redwood City, and the Redwood City Police Department to examine, assess, strategize and plan to improve the student drop-off and pick-up procedures at our schools. Effective Tuesday, January 7, 2014, new drop-off and pick-up procedures will be in place and enforced at both McKinley and North Star. All drop-offs and pick-ups will take place on the west side of Duane Street, immediately fronting the schools. The curb of the entire block of Duane Street fronting both schools will be painted white as a Loading Zone with parking and waiting prohibited during the hours of 7:30 am – 8:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm when school is in session. The driveway into McKinley Institute of Technology will be blocked off from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm every school day. The parking spaces in the driveway area are restricted to McKinley’s faculty and staff. Also, please be advised that no student drop-off or pick-up will be allowed on James Avenue. We appreciate the trust you place in us everyday to ensure that your child is safe and cared for while at school. Please know that we have worked very closely with experts from the City of Redwood City and are confident that this new drop-off/pick-up procedure will ensure a safe and effective method for getting your child to and from school safely.

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Headlines & Features

  • New Computerized Tests Replacing STAR Test: Testing Begins April 7

    In a few weeks, along with thousands of schools across California, we will be participating in a field test of a new test designed to help shape teaching and learning in the classroom. Known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – or CAASPP – these computer-based tests replace the STAR program tests used in previous years. To read the full article, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee Reports Measure W Parcel Tax Funds Spent Properly

    On February 12, the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measure W, the parcel tax passed by Redwood City School District voters in June, 2012, presented a report to the District’s Board of Trustees stating the nine-member Committee’s unanimous finding that all Year One (2012-13) Measure W proceeds were spent in accordance with the parcel tax measure. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Superintendent Christensen featured in School Administrator Magazine

    The January issue of School Administrator Magazine features an opinion editorial by Superintendent Jan Christensen: "I Want Google and Apple Clamoring for Our Students". To read the full article, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • 2012-13 School Accountability Report Cards Now Available

    Find out important information about your child's school, including demographics, school safety, class sizes, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction descriptions and fiscal data. To access school reports, please click on headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15 Now Underway

    Kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year in the Redwood City School District begins this Saturday, from 9 to 1 p.m. at your neighborhood school. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Parent Meeting Series to learn about 21st Century Learning & Common Core in the RCSD

    Come and join fellow parents to learn more about how the Redwood City School District is embracing the new changes in learning and teaching in the 21st Century. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Roosevelt School Receives Top Statewide Educational Honor

    Tomorrow, December 7, Roosevelt School will receive a California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Award at the CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego. The Golden Bell Award, now in its 34th year, recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students, and focus on meeting the needs of all students. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • RCSD Community Presentations on Local Control Funding Formula

    The Redwood City School District will be holding a series of community presentations on the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the requirements of the new Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • RCSD Will Begin Sending Flyers Electronically

    Beginning this week, many of the paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Partnerships with Local Tech Companies Brings Silicon Valley to Teachers

    Technology is changing the way students learn and teachers teach all over the country. But here, in the shadow of Silicon Valley, teachers in the Redwood City School District have an advantage – access to the developers who create “apps”, software that is used in the classroom. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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