President William McKinley High School
|President William McKinley High School|
1039 South King Street
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Ike Makaukau Aloha|
|School district||Honolulu District|
|Faculty||93.50 FTE |
|Number of students||1,663 (2019-20) |
|Student to teacher ratio||17.79 |
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Athletics||Oahu Interscholastic Association|
Farrington High School|
Kaimuki High School
Roosevelt High School
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Yearbook||Black and Gold|
|Military||United States Army JROTC|
|Distinctions||National Register of Historic Places|
McKinley High School
|Location||1039 S. King St., Honolulu, Hawaii|
Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||8 acres (3.2 ha)|
Louis E. Davis|
|Architectural style||Mission/ Spanish Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||80001281 |
|Added to NRHP||August 11, 1980|
President William McKinley High School, more commonly referred to as McKinley High School, is a comprehensive public high school in the Honolulu District of the Hawaii State Department of Education. It serves grades nine through twelve. McKinley is one of three schools in the Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area which includes Kaimuki High School and Roosevelt High School. It was founded as Fort Street English Day School in 1865. Later known as Honolulu High School, it was renamed in memorial to William McKinley, the twenty-fifth President of the United States, in 1907. President William McKinley High School is one of the oldest secondary schools in the state and several of its buildings have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus displays sculptures by Satoru Abe (1926–) and Bumpei Akaji (1921–2002). McKinley High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The high school was established in 1865 as the Fort Street English Day School. It was founded by Maurice B. Beckwith. In November 1869, it was moved to Princess Ruth's Palace. In 1895 it was renamed to Honolulu High School. In 1907 it was moved to the corner of Beretania and Victoria Streets and was renamed to President William McKinley High School. 
On June 5, 1938, the school gave diplomas to 1,288 students, the largest amount of diplomas in the history of the school. 
School Year 2010-2011
- Enrollment - 1782
- Number of Economically Disadvantaged Students - 1026 (57.5%)
- Native American - 9 (0.5%)
- Black - 12 (0.7%)
- Chinese - 449 (25.6%)
- Filipino - 347 (19.8%)
- Native Hawaiian - 173 (9.9%)
- Japanese - 163 (9.3%)
- Korean - 110 (6.3%)
- Portuguese - 10 (0.6%)
- Samoan - 72 (4.1%)
- Indo-Chinese - 151 (8.6%)
- Micronesian - 98 (5.6%)
- Tongan - 13 (0.7%)
- Guamanian/Chamorro - 8 (0.5%)
- White - 78 (4.5%)
- Other Asian - 10 (0.6%)
- Other Pacific Islander - 8 (0.5%)
- Pacific Islander (2 or more) - 1 (0.1%)
- Multiple (2 or more) - 4 (0.2%)
School Year 2001-2002
- Total number of teachers - 108
- Number of teachers with 5 or more years at this school - 85 (78.7%)
- Average years of experience - 18.1
- Number of teachers with advanced degrees - 32 (29.6%)
School Year 2010-2011
- Total number of teachers - 98
- Number of teachers with 5 or more years at this school - 69 (70%)
- Average years of experience - 17.2
- Number of teachers with advanced degrees - 42 (43%)
The McKinley Complex consists of 11 elementary, middle, and public charter schools including McKinley.
- Central Middle School
- Halau Lokahi Public Charter School
- Kaahumanu Elementary School
- Kaiulani Elementary School
- Kauluwela Elementary School
- Lanakila Elementary School
- Likelike Elementary School
- Lunalilo Elementary School
- Myron B. Thompson Academy (Public Charter School)
- Royal Elementary School
- Voyager Public Charter School
McKinley High School feeds primarily from 4 middle schools in the Honolulu area.
- Central Middle School
- Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School
- Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
- President George Washington Middle School
In 2011, McKinley fielded 56 teams competing in 19 sports. These sports including air riflery, baseball, basketball, bowling, canoe paddling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, judo, soccer, softball, soft tennis, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. McKinley competes in the Oahu Interscholastic Association.
McKinley has fielded girls teams in basketball, volleyball, and swimming as early as in the 1910s. Some years even fielded girls baseball team before softball became recognized as its own sport. The yearbooks of those early years noted games often against St. Andrew's Priory, YWCA, Palama, Normal School (later merged with University of Hawaii's College of Education), and even College of Hawaii (now known as University of Hawaii). McKinley was a founding member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu in 1909 alongside Punahou and Kamehameha. In 1970, McKinley left the ILH with 4 other Honolulu area public schools to join the OIA.
The 1933 football team traveled across the Pacific Ocean and went on to defeat Weber College (now known as Weber State University), BYU freshmen team, and Ricks College (now known as BYU-Idaho).  Ricks College traveled to Honolulu the following year. McKinley won again by the score of 24-6 in a game attended by about 19,000 fans. 
The McKinley Tigers varsity football team competes in the Oahu Interscholastic Association Red-East division. Joseph Cho has served as the team's head coach since 2010.
For the 2010 and 2011 seasons, McKinley's Tiger football team competed in the Oahu Interscholastic Association White Division (Division II) along with 7 other Oahu public schools including rival Kaimuki High School. In 2012, the football team was promoted to the OIA Red-East Division (Division I) where it currently competes with 6 other Oahu public schools. The Tigers' homefield is currently the 3000 seat Ticky Vasconcellos Stadium on the Roosevelt High School campus.
In September 2012, the McKinley football team traveled to Corvallis, Oregon to play the OSAA 4A champions La Salle High School Falcons on the campus of Crescent Valley High School. McKinley won 43-22.
|2010||Joseph Cho||4-4-0 / 4-5-0||OIA White||Did not qualify for OIA White play-offs.|
|2011||Joseph Cho||5-3-0 / 6-4-0||OIA White||Finished ranked 4th in Division after losing in semi-final play-off versus Pearl City.|
|2012||Joseph Cho||3-3-0 / 4-5-0||OIA Red-East||Finished ranked 4th in Division after losing in wild card play-off versus Campbell.|
|2013||Joseph Cho||3-3-0 / 5-5-0||OIA Red-East||Finished ranked 3rd in Division after losing in quarter final play-off versus Campbell.|
In September 2008, it was announced that McKinley was planning to upgrade its aging athletic facilities. Expected to cost more than $121 million, the upgrade has 14 elements including a 1,200 stall parking lot, construction of a second gym, renovation of the current gym, construction of a girls softball stadium, construction of a baseball stadium, construction of a 50-meter swimming pool, and construction of a 10,000 seat football stadium.   
In 2011, ground was broken on the softball stadium. When completed, the softball stadium will be designated as the OIA softball championship field.
|Basketball (girls)||1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008|
|Bowling (girls)||1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983|
|Cross Country (boys)||1988, 1989, 2001|
|Cross Country (girls)||1989|
|Judo (boys)||1983, 1989, 1993,|
|Soft Tennis (boys)||2012, 2013|
|Soft Tennis (girls)||2013|
|Soccer (boys)||1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977|
|Track & Field (boys)||1989|
|Volleyball (boys)||1976, 2012|
|Volleyball (girls)||1991, 1994, 1996|
|Wrestling (boys)||1972, 1996, 1997, 1999|
|Wrestling (girls)||1998, 1999|
|Bowling (boys)||1974, 1994|
|Bowling (girls)||1982, 1983, 1984|
Listed alphabetically by last name (year of graduation or years of birth and death)
- Satoru Abe (1926-) – sculptor
- Joseph Kaiponohea ʻAeʻa (1882-1914), hānai son of Queen Liliʻuokalani
- Abraham Akaka Minister
- George R. Ariyoshi (1944) - Governor of Hawaiʻi (1974–1986); first American of Japanese descent elected governor in the United States
- Gladys Kamakakuokalani Brandt
- Larry Buenafe (1988) U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant Major, first Filipino American to served as the Sergeant Major for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, served in six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Tammy Duckworth (1985) - U.S. Army Major, and Iraq War veteran. Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the eighth district of Illinois. United States Senator from the State of Illinois
- Hiram L. Fong (1924) - U.S. senator (1959–1977)
- Harry "Fuji" Fujiwara (1949) Former pro wrestler, most popularly known as Mr. Fuji for World Wrestling Entertainment.
- Leina'ala Kalama Heine (1958) – kumu hula 
- Yuna Ito (2001) - J-pop singer; In 2007 released debut album, HEART, which debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts in Japan
- Daniel Inouye (1924-2012) - member of U.S. Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team (known as the "Go For Broke" regiment) which in World War II rescued a Texas Battalion surrounded by German forces in a battle known as the rescue of "The Lost Battalion"; Medal of Honor recipient; U.S. representative (1959–1962); U.S. senator (1962–2012). President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 4th highest-ranking member of the U.S government.
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (1986–1987, freshman and sophomore year only) - Professional, actor
- Duke P. Kahanamoku - Olympic gold medalist in swimming (1912 and 1920)
- Benny Kalama - Musician, falsetto singer
- Keichi Kimura - artist 
- Wah Kau Kong (ca. 1937) - first Chinese-American fighter pilot in World War II
- Ford Konno (1952) - won four medals in swimming at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games, including 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals, and set an Olympic record in the 1500m free
- Arthur Lyman (1932–2002), jazz vibraphonist
- Masaji Marumoto (1906-1995), Hawaii Supreme Court judge
- Fujio Matsuda (1942), educator
- Edith Kawelohea McKinzie (1925–2014), author, genealogist and traditional hula expert
- Leroy A. Mendonca (1932-1951) U.S. Army sergeant killed in combat during Korean War, Medal of Honor
- Johnny Naumu (1919–1982), American football player
- Alice Sae Teshima Noda (1894-1964) - entrepreneur
- Frederick Pang (1954), U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), 1993–94
- Paul Schrier (1985), actor 
- Alfred Song (1936), California State Assemblyman and State Senator
- John Chin Young (1909–1997), artist
The architect most involved in the early layout of the King Street campus and design of its Spanish Colonial Revival buildings was Louis E. Davis. The original quadrangle was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 
Commercial building (B), with NRHP and Hiram Fong plaques
- Hawaii State Department of Education (n.d.). School Status and Improvement Report (School Year 2001-2002): President William McKinley High School. Retrieved June 16, 2004, from State of Hawaii Department of Education, Accountability Resource Center Hawaii Web site: http://arch.k12.hi.us/school/ssir/2002/honolulu.html
- Sakamoto, Dean, Vladimir Ossipoff, Karla Britton, Kenneth Frampton, Diana Murphy (2008). Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-12146-6, ISBN 978-0-300-12146-9
- U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (n.d.). Common Core of Data (CCD) 2001-2002 School Year: McKinley High School. Retrieved on June 16, 2004, from http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&SchoolID=150003000193&ID=150003000193
- "President William McKinley High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
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- "McKinley To Give Diplomas To 1,288 Graduates". The Honolulu Advertiser. via Newspapers.com. 28 May 1938. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
- News Center: BYU-Idaho History: The Spirit of Ricks
- Celebrating A Century of Ricks Athletics
- "Mckinley Softball Stadium Environmental Assessment Under Review". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- "Major upgrade plans for McKinley High School". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- "McKinley's bold facilities plan has already hit snags". Pacific Business News. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- V., Billy (2015-09-09). "Award-winning Kumu Hula Leinaala Kalama Heine dies at 75". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 2015-10-02.
- Morse, Marcia, "Inner World, Outer World: The Art of Keichi and Sueko Kimura", Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001, p. 11
- Sakamoto et al. (2008), p. 47
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