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McKinley Middle Academic Magnet


1550 Eddie Robinson Sr Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School of Visual and Performing Arts is part of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the only dedicated arts magnet school in the parish. It offers an arts curriculum in the areas of Theatre, Dance, Choir, Strings, Piano, Guitar, Ballet, Band, and Visual Arts as well as rigorous academics that include advanced instruction in each subject. The faculty at MMAMSVPA consists of arts professionals that work in their field throughout the country and have received many awards themselves. The school has earned the distinction as an exemplary arts school from the Arts School Network. McKinley Middle is only the second school from Louisiana to ever be awarded this national honor. The school has also received the title of Magnet School of Distinction many times and is also designated as a Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America.

MMAMSVPA has consistently earned national recognition in the arts: It has been recognized three times in the last ten years for its Theatre department by the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association, having garnered first place in 2016 in the category of duet acting. The school also boasts an award-winning film program that has won the prestigious Louisiana Film Prize Jr. film competition, the largest film competition in the south. McKinley has received multiple dance honors both locally and nationally as well and has performed throughout the country. The Choir, Strings, and Band programs have performed at major sporting events and competitions as well. The Visual Arts department consistently places in local and national arts competitions as well.

Our mission is to challenge students both intellectually and artistically to become responsible citizens who will make valuable contributions to society. Our vision is to create an environment which nurtures high ideals, creative thought, and positive action. Our values are respect for all persons and property, cooperation in all endeavors, and good citizenship. Our goal is to provide opportunities for each student to reach his or her full potential.