McKinney ISD

McKinney ISD's graduations will be held on Monday, May 23 at Credit Union of Texas Event Center. Times are as follows: McKinney North High School at 9 a.m.; McKinney Boyd High School at 1 p.m.; McKinney High School at 5:30 p.m. Live streaming will be available for each ceremony at


District Achievements

Best Communities for Music LogoIn 2017, McKinney ISD was named one of the Best Communities in the nation for music education. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

Best High School LogoAll three McKinney ISD high schools (McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School) rank in the top 5 percent of the nation’s high schools according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Reports rankings.

Best Place to Live LogoIn the September 2014 issue of Money Magazine, McKinney ranked No. 1 on the Best Places to Live in America list. McKinney is the only Texas city in the top 10. Money editors and writers look at employment, schools, crime and safety and overall quality of life aspects to come up with the list. McKinney debuted on the Money Magazine list in 2008 at No. 14. In 2010, the city ranked as No. 5 on the list, and in 2012 McKinney was ranked the No. 2 Best Place to Live in America.

Best Places to Work LogoMcKinney ISD has been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal, making 2019 the fourth consecutive year that the district has been recognized by the award-winning magazine!

“This honor is the culmination of the efforts of a lot of hard working teachers, staff members and administrators in our district who have created a culture in which excellence is the expectation,” said Dr. McDaniel. “The strength of our culture has attracted others from the surrounding areas who want to come teach in McKinney ISD. We believe we are a first-class organization and will strive to earn this honor again next year.”

17 United Way/Cooper Institute Healthy Zone Elementary Schools; Two Healthy Zone Middle Schools (Cockrill and Dowell); Two Healthy Zone High School (MHS and MNHS)

23 Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Award Campuses; 5 Silver Award Campuses

7 HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award Elementary Campuses

One of only 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada and one of only 22 school districts in Texas named to the 7th annual College Board AP District Honor Roll for increasing student enrollment in AP courses while at the same time increasing scores on AP exams

MISD outperforming the region and state in all subjects and grade levels as measured by STAAR assessments

One of the most distinguished Fine Arts programs in the state – the only district in Texas to have a TMEA Honor Choir at every level (Boyd HS, Evans MS and Eddins ES); Faubion MS Symphonic I Band, Faubion MS Honors Orchestra, Cockrill MS Honors Band and McKinney Boyd HS Honors Orchestra have all performed at the internationally famous Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

Faubion Full Orchestra named TMEA Honor Full Orchestra (awarded each year to the best orchestra in the state)(2015)

Superior Rating on State’s FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) — received the highest rating every year since the inception of the program

Earned Transparency Star recognition from Texas Comptroller for financial transparency (2016) and debt obligations (2017) and earned highest rating possible for 6 consecutive years in previous Comptroller’s Leadership Circle recognition program for financial transparency

Faubion Full Orchestra named TMEA Honor Full Orchestra (awarded each year to the best full orchestra in the state) (2015)

Eddins Elementary Honor Choir chosen as TMEA Elementary Invited Choir (one of only two in the state) (2015 and 2011)

Texas and Region 10 School Nurse of the Year — Kathy Johnson, Wolford Elementary (2012); Region 10 School Nurse of the Year – Christy Johnson, McClure Elementary (2015); Texas School Nurse of the Year — Angela Hageman, MHS (2016); National Certified School Nurse of the Year — Amy Marland, Faubion (2015); America’s Greatest School Nurse Finalist — Sherri Nischbach, Bennett (2017)

McKinney High School and McKinney North High School Marching Bands qualify for State Marching Contest (2016)

Since 2005 – 1 Texas Teacher of the Year, 5 Region 10 Teachers of the Year and 1 Region 10 Teacher of the Year Finalist , 1 Texas School Nurse of the Year, 1 TCEA Texas LMS of the Year and Classroom Teacher of the Year, 1 Texas Latin Teacher of the Year; 1 AATG Outstanding German Educator (National Award); 1 Journalism Education Association National Broadcast Advisor of the Year; 1 Texas Computer Educators Association Texas Administrator of the Year; 1 TASSP Region 10 Outstanding Principal of the Year;

Scott Johnson Middle School Rocketry Team Qualifies for Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals in 2015; McKinney High School Rocketry Team Qualifies in 2016 and earns berth at national NASA student rocketry competition in 2017.

Cockrill Middle School and Scott Johnson Middle School each named a Texas School to Watch® by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

McKinney Boyd High School teacher Randy Bilyeu named a C-SPAN Classroom Senior Fellow

77 MISD 7th graders earned state recognition in the Duke Talent Identification Program and four earned national recognition accompanied by the title of Grand Scholar. (2016)

McKinney North High School, Evans Middle School and Scott Johnson Middle School have been named AVID Schools of Distinction, a designation earned by only about 1 percent of AVID sites.

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