Oktoberfest will be celebrated at McKinney Main Street in Historic Downtown McKinney TX on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. Thousands of residents and visitors are expected to participate in the celebration.
Oktoberfest family-friendly fun includes a petting zoo, Weenie Dog and want-to-be Weenie Races, Oktoberfest arts & crafts and the Main Street Magic & Fun Company’s German Train. Live entertainment will be provided on two stages throughout the event.
The highlight of Oktoberfest celebration is authentic German beer and food. German Beer will be provided by McKinney’s own Franconia Brewery and also from Warsteiner Beer. Wine, food and non-alcoholic beverage throughout will be provided by many vendors.
Festivities start at 4 p.m. on Friday with the traditional Oktoberfest March, followed by the Tapping of the Keg at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Stage. The official tap of the first keg of Franconia will be done by hammering a bronze spout into a 200 year-old keg with a wooden mallet.
Admission is free to the event and free parking is available in the public lots surrounding downtown.
School ratings for McKinney Tx 2011 have just been released and once again the McKinney Independent School District earned a RECOGNIZED Rating under the 2011 Texas Education Agency accountability rating system. Congratulations McKinney ISD.
Ten individual McKinney ISD campuses were rated Exemplary, six were Recognized and fifteen were rated Acceptable. See individual school ratings below.
- Bennett Elementary
- Eddins Elementary
- Glen Oaks Elementary
- Johnson Elementary
- McClure Elementary
- McGowen Elementary
- Valley Creek Elementary
- Walker Elementary
- Wilmeth Elementary
- Wolford Elementary
- Burks Elementary
- McNeil Elementary
- Minshew Elementary
- Slaughter Elementary
- Webb Elementary
- Johnson Middle School
- Caldwell Elementary
- Finch Elementary
- Luisa Elementary
- Malvern Elementary
- Press Elementary
- Cockrill Middle School
- Dowell Middle School
- Evans Middle School
- Faubion Middle School
- McKinney Boyd H S
- McKinney High School
- McKinney North H S
- Serenity High School
- County Residential Center
- The LINC Center
HOW RATINGS ARE DETERMINED
The ratings are based on high school completion rates, dropout rates and passing rates on the state test, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Increasing standards and the elimination of the Texas Projection Measure (TPM) resulted in fewer schools and districts earning an Exemplary accountability rating in 2011.
EXEMPLARY: 90% passing in each TAKS subject with a high school completion rate of 95%.
RECOGNIZED: 80% passing in each TAKS subject with a high school completion rate of 85%.
ACCEPTABLE: 70% passing in reading, writing and social studies; 65% in math and 60% in sciencewith a high school completion rate of 75%.
This is the last year of the TAKS-based accountability system, and there are a number of changes that have increased its impacted ratings in preparation for the new rating system that will begin in 2013, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Money Magazine ranked McKinney #5 on their list of the Best Places to Live in the country in August 2010. It is the county seat of Collin County and is located 30 miles north of Dallas and has a population of 133,500.
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The City of McKinney is the county seat of Collin County, Texas, located 30 minutes north of Dallas, and has a population of 127,000 residents. The US Census Bureau listed McKinney as the fastest growing city from 2000 to 2003 and again in 2006 of cities of more than 50,000 people.
In 2010 McKinney was ranked 5th by CNN Money Magazine as the Best Places to Live in the United States, saying ”Lots of towns near Dallas have low crime, affordable homes, and good jobs; McKinney is no exception. What makes it stand out is its gem of a downtown… Though McKinney has grown like mad over the past decade, you’d never suspect it when driving through its tree-filled communities surrounded by ponds, parks, and hiking trails.”
Education – McKinney is served primarily by the McKinney Independent School District, but some of the west areas of McKinney are zoned nearby Frisco, Prosper or Allen Independent School Districts. There is a McKinney campus of Collin County Community College.
Collin County Regional Airport is located in McKinney and there is easy access to major highways US 75, US 380, SH 121.
McKinney controlled community development with large and small subdivisions, ranging from moderate to luxury homes.
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