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One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, McKinney ISD currently enrolls more than 24,500 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, four alternative schools and one early childhood education school.
The mission of McKinney Independent School District, the champion for progressive learning throughout our diverse community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop, and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with our community.
In the September 2014 issue of Money Magazine, McKinney ranked No. 1 on the Best Places to Live in America list. McKinney is the only Texas city in the top 10. Money editors and writers look at employment, schools, crime and safety and overall quality of life aspects to come up with the list. McKinney debuted on the Money Magazine list in 2008 at No. 14. In 2010, the city ranked as No. 5 on the list, and in 2012 McKinney was ranked the No. 2 Best Place to Live in America.
Also, in 2012, McKinney was named as one of the America's Promise Alliance's 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award recognizes outstanding and innovative work by cities across the country to address the high school dropout rate, and for programs and services that make each city an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.
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