With A+ Rating, MISD Ranks Among Top Districts in D/FW, Texas and Nation on Best Overall List from Niche

McKinney, Texas - For the 2017 Niche Best School Districts list, MISD received an overall rating of “A+,” ranking 10th in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and 22nd among the 937 Texas school districts assessed by the company. Those results placed the district in the top 2 percent in Texas and among high-performing districts such as Highland Park, Coppell, Plano, Southlake Carroll, Lovejoy, Allen and Prosper.

On a national level, MISD landed in the top 4 percent of the 10,364 districts across the country that were examined by Niche.

TEA Releases New A-F Accountability System Report Cards

McKinney, Texas -  Today, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the results of its much-talked about, new “A-F” school accountability system. This inaugural installment serves as a benchmark, or “what if,” reflecting the grades schools would receive based on 2015–2016 student performance data.

MISD Among only 22 Texas School Districts Named to 7th Annual College Board AP District Honor Roll

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has been named to the 7th Annual College Board AP® (Advanced Placement) Honor Roll for its success in increasing student enrollment in AP courses while at the same time increasing scores on AP Exams.

Area School Boards Unite Behind Educational Legislative Priorities

McKinney, Texas - The McKinney ISD School Board unanimously approved a resolution at its monthly meeting on Dec. 14, 2016, outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session.

63 MISD Seniors Earn National Merit and College Board Recognition

McKinney, Texas - This month, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 34 McKinney ISD students whose outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT earned Commended Scholar recognition and 10 who have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

In addition, the College Board has recognized 19 McKinney ISD students in the National Hispanic Recognition program based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Carrying the Torch: Cockrill Honors Band Reinforces Legacy with National Award

McKinney, Texas - It’s a little after one o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and the Cockrill Middle School band hall is rumbling with the thunder of stomping feet. It swells in intensity and then gradually dissipates into silence.

It’s because of Mio Yamauchi and her bassoon.

Boyd AP Teacher Receives 2016 Yale Educator Award

New Haven, Conn. - The Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced last Monday that McKinney Boyd High School AP social studies teacher Scott Martin has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Yale Educator Award.

McKinney ISD Named a 2016 Best Place to Work by Dallas Business Journal

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD has been named a 2016 “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal and is the only school district to make the list this year.

MISD Board Secretary Stephanie O'Dell Finds Fun and Fitness in New P.E. Curriculum

McKinney, Texas - For those of us who grew up long, long ago the term “P.E.” tends to evoke memories of dubious activities like dodgeball—where we learned to be tough by enduring a stinging hail of red rubber balls, and we learned to be fast by fleeing them.

But, physical education has come a long way since then. Thankfully.

McKinney ISD to Offer Parenting Classes Based on the Love and Logic Program

McKinney, Texas - McKinney ISD is pleased to offer parent education classes titled “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent.” The classes are organized into five cohort sessions that begin Sept. 8 and run through March 13.