McKinney ISD has a strong reputation for academic excellence, exemplary schools and for developing well-rounded students.  Schools in McKinney ISD have received recognition from the American Institute of Architects, School Planning and Management Magazine, the American Association of Administrators, the National School Boards Association and other prestigious organizations for innovative design and for being superior learning environments.  Just a few reasons parents have chosen to move in to the district are below.

• 26 of 27 campuses rated exemplary or recognized by the Texas Education Agency
• Students perform in the top 2% in Texas in achieving Commended Performance on TAKS
• Four NCLB National Blue Ribbon Schools
• 6 NCEA Higher Performing Schools
• 7 National Merit Finalists
• State and national recognition for UIL programs every year
• SAT/ACT scores exceed national averages
• Burks ES was the first school in the country to receive the Healthy Zone Award for efforts to promote nutrition and fight childhood obesity
• 3 Avid National Demonstration Schools
• 1 of only 388 districts in the nation and 1 of only 21 school districts in Texas to be named by the College Board to the AP Achievement List
• One of the most distinguished Fine Arts programs in the State of Texas

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