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McKenny Elementary

About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Michael Havens, Principal


Margaret McKenny Elementary was built in southeast Olympia, in the middle of a field filled with yellow scotch broom and hawks nesting in trees. Thus, the hawks became the perfect McKenny mascot.

Architecturally, the building is designed into three pods of 20 classrooms. Grade level teachers, itinerant teachers and support staff work together to provide the best possible learning environment for all of our children, preschool through 5th grade. McKenny Elementary welcomes parent and community volunteers to assist in all aspects of our educational and co-curricular day. The facility is used daily by community groups such as YMCA, Olympia Parks and Recreation, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTO and neighborhood associations.



2022-23 School Facts

Based on the October 2022 enrollment report, there were 388 students enrolled at McKenny Elementary.


The OSPI Report Card captures data for all enrolled students as of October 1 of each year. This total number DOES NOT provide a complete count of students Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) which districts receive funding. For additional resources on enrollment reporting and FTE calculations visit Washington OSPI Enrollment ReportingOpening in a new windowOpening in a new window.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Black/African American 2.1%
Two or More Races


Student Demographics

Male students 51.0%
Female students 48.5%
Gender X 0.5%
Special Education 18.0%


Teacher Information


  • Number of classroom teachers: TBD
  • Average years of teacher experience: 14.7
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 74.2%



2022-23 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$10,620,504 6.42%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,667,395 6.44%
District Support
$5,113,296 3.09%
$4,832,295 2.92%
Technology $2,072,858 1.25%
Utilities & Insurance $5,034,198 3.04%
Food Service
$4,206,291 2.54%
Other $195,070 0.12%
Total Expenditures $165,535,574 100.00%





$31,547,262 19.42%
Federal   $13,996,262 19.42%
Other Sources                          
$511,105 0.31%
Total Revenue $162,433,780 100.00%



Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington’s K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8, and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

2021-22 3rd Grade SBA


2022-23 3rd Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 53.2% 47.2% 47.4%
52.4% 53.3% 47.7%
61.7% 51.3% 49.1%   57.1% 50.5% 50.3%

2021-22 4th Grade SBA


2022-23 4th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 68.8% 54.4%
71.1% 54.4% 49.0%
68.8% 50.1% 45.5%
76.1% 50.7% 48.2%


2021-22 5th Grade SBA


2022-23 5th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 69.8% 55.2% 51.6%
69.6% 57.0% 52.5%
51.2% 40.5% 38.0%
56.5% 43.0% 40.9%
Science 79.1% 57.9% 50.0%   67.4% 57.5% 50.9%


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

MAP is a district assessment that measures a student's developing skills through a series of questions that adapt to the child’s level of learning. Research on MAP indicates the results are highly accurate. The results help teachers measure growth and determine whether a student may need more support or more challenge.


What is the Rasch UnIT (RIT) scale?

When students finish their MAP Growth test, they receive a number called an RIT score for each area they are tested in (reading, language usage, math, or science). This score represents a student’s achievement level at any given moment and helps measure their academic growth over time. The RIT scale is a stable scale, like feet and inches, that accurately measures student performance, regardless of age, grades, or grade level. Like marking height on a growth chart, and being able to see how tall your child is at various points in time, you can also see how much they have grown between tests.

The higher the RIT score, the more achievement the student has in the subject. The student's percentile ranking and conditional growth percentile can show how much the student has achieved in comparison with their peers. You can also refer to the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions to understand how students are performing relative to other students in the same grade level according to our national norms.


2021-22 Reading


2022-23 Reading 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Kinder --- 155 152   159 156 153
Grade 1 178 172 171   174 173 171
Grade 2
192 186 185   193 190 185
Grade 3
199 200 197   199 201 197
Grade 4
213 209 205   213 208 205
Grade 5
218 214 218   217 216 211

2021-22 Math


2022-23 Math 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Kinder --- 161 156
164 162 157
Grade 1 184 178 175   181 180 176
Grade 2 
193 193 189   197 194 189
Grade 3
205 202 200   205 201 201
Grade 4
218 211 210   218 210 211
Grade 5
227 219 218   222 220 219


McKenny Elementary School Mission Statement

McKenny's mission is to undeniably ensure high levels of learning for all. 


Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth, and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have a 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state-level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.



For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about McKenny Elementary SchoolOpening in a new window, please call (360) 596-8400.