McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School of Visual and Performing Arts is a high-performing, A-rated, dedicated academic magnet school with a focus on visual and performing arts. McKinley has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and has received the titles of Magnet School of Excellence and Magnet School of Distinction from Magnet Schools of America. We are proud to offer students unique learning opportunities through advanced academics as well as arts integration across the curriculum. We are the only middle school in the state that participates in the Louisiana Thespian Association. Our amazing faculty and staff is passionate about our school and devoted to our students. McKinley provides a truly one-of-a-kind middle school experience while preparing students for high school and beyond.
We provide students with unique opportunities to cultivate the artist as well as the student. We believe engaging in the creative arts ignites a desire to learn in all areas of life. We value building community and family partnerships and strive to make all school events accessible to all families. Our students are well-rounded, driven, confident and ethically aware of the world around them. At McKinley Middle Magnet, we believe in changing the world one student at a time.