Principal's Message

Welcome to Niles McKinley High School!

The high school years are time for growth, challenge and discovery.  At Niles McKinley, our shared vision is to maximize the potential of all students to compete in higher academics and in the 21st Century job market, to establish a safe and secure student-centered environment that provides each student the ability to access the curriculum successfully, and to provide the optimal environment for students to mature and develop socially.   I am proud to be the principal of such an exciting and dynamic school.

Our goal at Niles McKinley is to provide an enriching, engaging, and challenging curriculum that will prepare students for success while at McKinley and for the years that follow. We believe that students, parents, and teachers all play a vital role in helping students reach their greatest potential. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources and opportunities available to them including the library, computer labs, after school academic and athletic offerings.

The foundation for our students’ success is based on the partnership among students, staff, and parents. Active parent participation is essential to our success. Please contact any member of the Niles McKinley Staff on how you can support our work. Teachers provide a nurturing environment in which young adults can learn and thrive. Their work, in partnership with our parent community, has and will continue to support us to fulfill our school mission:

“…Niles McKinley High School strives to build future leaders with 21st Century learning skills as well as students that compete relentlessly, passionately, and with respect in the classroom and in the community .”

I look forward to working with you and your children during the school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time; our success is dependent on your feedback.

Stephen Rovnak 

Niles McKinley High School Principal

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