McKinley Classical Leadership Academy
Photograph of McKinley High School in 1910
McKinley High School in 1910
2156 Russell Street


United States
Coordinates38°36′36″N 90°13′12″W / 38.61000°N 90.22000°W / 38.61000; -90.22000
TypeMagnet school
School districtSt. Louis Public Schools
SuperintendentKelvin Adams
PrincipalKaylan Holloway (Interim)
Teaching staff39.00 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment651 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.69[1]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)    Black and gold
Athletics conferencePublic High League

McKinley Classical Leadership Academy (also known as McKinley High School) is a magnet middle and high school for gifted and talented students in St. Louis, Missouri. It is part of the St. Louis Public Schools district. McKinley opened in 1904 as the first comprehensive public high school in south St. Louis and closed in 1988.[2] The school has been operating as a magnet middle school since the 1990s.[3] It reopened as a high school in 2007. It graduated nine students in May of 2011.[4]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c d "MCKINLEY CLASS. LEADERSHIP AC". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  2. ^ Kim Bell (May 12, 1988). "School Board Plans Transfer of Freshmen". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  3. ^ Dillon, Dan (2005). So, Where'd You Go to High School? The Baby Boomer Edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Virginia Publishing Company. pp. 128–129. ISBN 1-891442-33-3.
  4. ^ Crouch, Elisa (May 21, 2011). "McKinley high school graduates its first class". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 27, 2011.