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President William McKinley High School

President William McKinley High School
Ike Makaukau Aloha
1039 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 96814

United States of America
Type Public high school
Established 1865
School district Honolulu District
Principal Ron Okamura
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,782 (2011)[13]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Black and Gold      Black
Athletics Oahu Interscholastic Association
Team name Tigers
Rival Farrington High School
Kaimuki High School
Roosevelt High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper The Pinion
Yearbook Black and Gold
Military United States Army JROTC
Distinctions National Register of Historic Places
McKinley High School
Location 1039 S. King St., Honolulu, Hawaii
Built 1924
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  • Duke P. Kahanamoku - Olympic gold medalist in swimming (1912 and 1920)
  • Benny Kalama - Musician, falsetto singer
  • Keichi Kimura - artist[15]
  • Wah Kau Kong (ca. 1937) - first Chinese-American fighter pilot in World War II
  • Ford Konno (1952) - won four medals in swimming at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games, including 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals, and set an Olympic record in the 1500m free
  • Arthur Lyman (1932–2002), jazz vibraphonist
  • Leroy A. Mendonca (1932-1951) U.S. Army sergeant killed in combat during Korean War, Medal of Honor
  • Frederick Pang (1954), U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), 1993–94
  • Alfred Song (1936), California State Assemblyman and State Senator
  • Jason Tom (2001), musician, teacher and inspirational & motivational speaker known for beatboxing.
  • John Chin Young (1909–1997), artist
  • Kini Zamora (2001), fashion designer, Project Runway Season 13 Finalist.

Architecture gallery

The architect most involved in the early layout of the King Street campus and design of its Spanish Colonial Revival buildings was Louis E. Davis. The original quadrangle was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[16]


  • Hawaii State Department of Education (n.d.). School Status and Improvement Report (School Year 2001-2002): President William McKinley High School. Retrieved June 16, 2004, from State of Hawaii Department of Education, Accountability Resource Center Hawaii Web site:
  • Sakamoto, Dean, Vladimir Ossipoff, Karla Britton, Kenneth Frampton, Diana Murphy (2008). Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-12146-6, ISBN 978-0-300-12146-9
  • U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (n.d.). Common Core of Data (CCD) 2001-2002 School Year: McKinley High School. Retrieved on June 16, 2004, from


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External links

  • McKinley High School (school Web site)
  • McKinley High School (Hawaii State Department of Education Web site)
  • McKinley High School Robotics Team
  • Hawaii State Department of Education
  • Official Alumni Community Site
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