Niles McKinley High School
|Niles McKinley High School|
616 Dragon Drive
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Niles City School District|
|Superintendent||Ann Marie Thigpen|
|Faculty||46.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.2|
|Color(s)||Red & Blue|
|Team name||Red Dragons|
|Website||Niles McKinley High School|
The school has recently extended its curriculum by offering students chances to take college courses through Youngstown State University's College Credit Plus program. Courses include Calculus, Essay Writing, and Communications.
The school is the home of the Red Dragons. Niles fields varsity and junior varsity baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball teams. The school also offers Drama Club, choral programs, English Festival, Key Club, National Honor Society, Prep Bowl, Students for the Environment, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, and marching, pep, and concert bands.
Historical football success
The Niles McKinley Red Dragon football team was started in 1898. They held a 48-game regular season winning streak from 1959 to 1964 and were Ohio State Champions in 1961 and 1963. The coach during this period, Tony Mason, went on to accept head coaching positions at University of Arizona and University of Cincinnati, and was elected to the Ohio High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2002. They also went undefeated in 1966, and were not only ranked number one team in Ohio, but number five in the United States.
- "Superintendent's Office". Niles City Schools. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- Niles McKinley High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 19, 2013.
- "McKinley High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
- 2006 James L. Flanagan Speech & Audio Processing Award