President William McKinley High School

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President William McKinley High School
President William McKinley High School.png
Address
1039 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 96814,
United States of America
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Ike Makaukau Aloha
Established 1865
School district Honolulu District
Principal Ron Okamura
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,782 (2011)[1]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Black and Gold      Black
     Gold
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Team name Tigers
Rival Farrington High School
Kaimuki High School
Roosevelt High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper The Pinion
Yearbook Black and Gold
Military United States Army JROTC
Distinctions National Register of Historic Places
Website
McKinley High School
President William McKinley High School is located in Hawaii
President William McKinley High School
Location 1039 S. King St., Honolulu, Hawaii
Coordinates 21°18′17″N 157°51′1″W / 21.30472°N 157.85028°W / 21.30472; -157.85028Coordinates: 21°18′17″N 157°51′1″W / 21.30472°N 157.85028°W / 21.30472; -157.85028
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1924
Architectural style Mission/spanish Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 80001281[2]
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 and 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. Originally founded and named Fort Street English Day School in 1865, 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 through 2013.

History[edit]

Timeline of notable McKinley High School events

  • 1865 - Fort Street English Day School founded by Maurice B. Beckwith in the basement of the old Fort Street Church.
  • 1869 - English Day School moved to the corner of Fort Street and School Street.
  • 1895 - English Day School moved to Princess Ruth's palace and renamed Honolulu High School.
  • 1907 - Honolulu High School moved to the corner of Beretania Street and Victoria Street and renamed President William McKinley High School.
  • 1923 - McKinley High School moved to its present location on South King Street.
  • 1927 - Marion McCarrell Scott Auditorium dedicated.
  • 1931 - McKinley pool completed and named in honor of the late Fred Wright, former mayor of Honolulu.
  • 1959 - Social studies building completed and named after Hawaiʻi Chief Justice Wilfred Tsukiyama.
  • 1961 - Miles E. Carey cafeteria completed.
  • 1962 - Music building completed.
  • 1964 - Gymnasium completed.
  • 2011 - Ground for a new softball stadium is broken.

Student Demographics[edit]

School Year 2010-2011

  • Enrollment - 1782
  • Number of Economically Disadvantaged Students - 1026 (57.5%)

Racial Composition:

Faculty[edit]

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%)

Complex Area Information[edit]

McKinley High School is part of the Hawaii Department of Education Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area along with Kaimuki High School and Roosevelt High School.

McKinley Complex[edit]

The McKinley Complex consists of 11 elementary, middle, and public charter schools 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
  • Myron B. Thompson Academy (Public Charter School)
  • Royal Elementary School
  • Voyager Public Charter School

Feeder Middle Schools[edit]

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

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

As of 2011, McKinley fields 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).[3] 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.[4]

Football[edit]

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.

Season Records[edit]
Season Head Coach Record Division Notes
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.

McKinley Athletic Complex[edit]

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.[5] [6] [7]

In 2011, ground was broken on the softball stadium. When completed, the softball stadium will be designated as the OIA softball championship field.

Championships[edit]

OIA TITLES
Sport Championship Years
Baseball 1976, 1977
Basketball (girls) 1988, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008
Bowling (boys) 1994
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
STATE TITLES
Sport Championship Years
Basketball (boys) 2007
Basketball (girls) 2011
Bowling (boys) 1974, 1994
Bowling (girls) 1982, 1983, 1984
Judo (girls) 2007
Soccer (boys) 1978
Wrestling (girls) 1998

Noted alumni[edit]

Listed alphabetically by last name (year of graduation or years of birth and death)

  • Satoru Abe (1926-) – sculptor
  • 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
  • Serafin Colmenares (1995) - national research scientist at Berkeley Lab; Ph.D. from Harvard University
  • Shawn Ching (1987) - famous TV newscaster and lawyer in Hawaii of Filipino and Portuguese descent but adopted by a Chinese father
  • Tammy Duckworth (1985) - U.S. Army Major and Iraq War veteran from the U.S. state of Illinois. 2006 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives seat for the sixth district of Illinois
  • Hiram L. Fong (1924) - U.S. senator (1959–1977)
  • Abraham M. S. Goo (1943) - president, Boeing Military Airplane Co. and Boeing Advanced Systems[8]
  • 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 year only) - Professional WWE Superstar wrestler, actor; 7-time WWF/WWE Champion, 2 time Intercontinental Champion, 5-time WWE World Tag Team Champion, 2-time WCW World Heavy Weight Champion, Royal Rumble (2000), Sixth Triple Crown Champion.
  • Duke P. Kahanamoku - Olympic gold medalist in swimming (1912 and 1920)
  • Benny Kalama - Musician, falsetto singer
  • 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
  • Leroy A. Mendonca (1932-1951) U.S. Army sergeant killed in combat during Korean War, Medal of Honor
  • Frederick Pang (1954), U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), 1993–94
  • Alfred Song (1936), California State Assemblyman and State Senator
  • Jason Tom (2001), musician, motivational speaker, beatboxer, entrepreneur, and mentor. Founder of the Human Beatbox Academy reaching out to Hawaii's youth and communities.
  • John Chin Young (1909–1997), artist
  • Evan Maeda (2009-2010), Designer, brand consultant, and entrepreneur. Founder of Gifted By Choice, the lifestyle brand consisting of an apparel collection, creative agency, and online blog.

Architecture gallery[edit]

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.[9]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "McKinley High School Status and Improvement Report". President William McKinley High School. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ News Center: BYU-Idaho History: The Spirit of Ricks
  4. ^ Celebrating A Century of Ricks Athletics
  5. ^ "Mckinley Softball Stadium Environmental Assessment Under Review". Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Major upgrade plans for McKinley High School". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "McKinley’s bold facilities plan has already hit snags". Pacific Business News. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Awards - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
  9. ^ Sakamoto et al. (2008), p. 47

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