President William McKinley High School

School ID - 138
1039 S King St,
Honolulu, HI 96814
McKinley HS Entrance
Phone:(808) 594-0400
President William McKinley 
High Schoo

Mr. Ron Okamura 
Sandra Kugisaki-Ongie
Kyle Hiranaga
Academy of Health Sciences  
Tiffany Miyashiro
McKinley Business Academy
Stacie Sakihara
Tiger Media Learning Center
Mara Kaizawa-Hiramoto
Industrial Engineering & Technology Academy
Jon Furukawa
At McKinley High School We:
  • Inspire a passion for learning and a perseverance for excellence
  • Prepare to meet the challenges of the world.
  • Promote compassion, integrity, and responsibility

President William McKinley High School is committed to enriching students’ experiences through authentic education opportunities and maintaining a community of mutual respect. We empower students to embrace learning and become engaged citizens
President William McKinley High School was first established in 1865 by Reverend Maurice B. Beckwith and was known as the Fort Street Day School. At that time, it was the only public high school in Hawaii and was to undergo numerous changes. There were name changes (Fort Street Day School, Honolulu High School, and McKinley High School) and there were changes in campus location (corner of Fort and School Streets; Ruth Keelikolani’s home, the site of present-day Central Middle School; a Victoria Street campus; and the King Street location in 1907).Today, President William McKinley High School is at the center of Honolulu’s political, economic, and cultural centers in urban Oahu on the edge of downtown Honolulu.

McKinleyHSHealthServicesThe school’s attendance area is roughly bounded by Kokea Street to the west, Kalakaua Avenue to the east, the H-1 Freeway to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Also included are small pockets beyond these streets and thoroughfares in Nuuanu, Liliha and Alewa Heights. These define a geographic area of great diversity: single-family residences and apartment buildings; high-rise buildings of luxury condominiums and business offices; public housing projects; downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. The wide variety of neighborhoods is reflected in the diversity of students who attend McKinley High School.

The school’s geographic location and its long list of alumni (among who are prominent community members) parallel the high degree of community support and business-education partnerships the school enjoys. Students in a number of the school’s programs, especially in vocational areas, work with representatives in business and industry. Relationships with post-secondary institutions provide McKinley High School students with opportunities to attend college classes while still in high school. Two alumni organizations, the McKinley Alumni Association and the McKinley High School Foundation, support school efforts and provide additional links to the community for the school.

Students participate in numerous types of co-curricular activities: student athletes on 57 teams compete in 20 Oahu Interscholastic Association sports; students can pursue a variety of interest areas through chartered clubs; members of the JROTC drill team, the Math team, and the Robotics teams have distinguished themselves in competition. Scholastic areas such as Science, Social Studies, World Languages, and Music also provide avenues for co-curricular activities. Student leaders are active in both formal and informal leadership positions.

President William McKinley High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school’s School Community Council forms part of its governance structure
WASC Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges - 6 Years
SY 2023-2024
Fall Enrollment