History

McKinley Elementary, built in 1911, stood at the corner of South Logan Street and East Louisiana Avenue.  Thatcher Elementary still stands at the corner of South Grant Street and East Colorado Avenue.  McKinley Elementary was demolished in the mid 1970’s and Thatcher Elementary (located four blocks south of McKinley on Grant Street) was closed.  The new school was built in 1976-1977 and the names of the two schools were combined to make McKinley-Thatcher Elementary school.  The former Thatcher Elementary school was converted into apartments.

See pictures of our school as it has evolved over time.

To learn more about the school today, look around the rest of our website or schedule a tour.