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Kent Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 72 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2013

I was a student at Kent Elementary for three years, and I loathed it. Those were the worst years of my school life. I make friends very easily, but I had hardly any while at KE, I felt ostracized, and I was harassed frequently by other students. When I went with my parents to the Principal and Vice Principal to resolve my issue; they told me I wasn't being harassed. I hope a parent will read this so that perhaps, their child doesn't have to experience the misery I went through and then was told didn't happen.


Posted July 21, 2012

TEACHER DO NOT SPEND TIME WITH CHILDREN THAT NEED HELP!!!!!! There is no help for the forgotten child in this school. Generic substandard responses on report cards. Little or no focus on getting students better in any aspect of education! I understand in talking to parents about the highlights on the report card... but there is more to it than that. Coming up with monthly, weekly and or daily SMART goal is a key part to all students success. After repeated attempts to ask for help go unanswered. I'm not saying to stop you focus on the students that are doing well, be we need an action plan on those that are weaker in certain areas. I cannot do this alone I have already have my child enrolled tutoring. I challenge all teachers in this school start the ball rolling. You are all failing the future of the Kent school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I love Kent Elementary and so does my daughter. She has been going there for three years now. The teachers, or should I say the whole staff has been absolutely wonderful. Would hate to have to move just because I want to keep her in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

I absolutely love Kent Elementary. The administration is wonderful as are the teachers. They really care about the well-being of your child. Test scores may seem low as it is a Title One School and has a lot of lower income and families moving in and out. But don't let that fool you. The school itself is great. The principle is wonderful. She is really organized and on the ball.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

Very very happy with the special education program. The teacher(s) are wonderful and very easy to work with. They are very good at keeping us informed. My child has made great strides since being in the preschool program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

Awesome school, great teachers and support staff, parents are always encouraged to be part of the learning process. My kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

The curriculum is lacking in enrichment for students above average. Many teachers are inexperienced and unable to relate to their corresponding students. While parental involvement is supposedly encouraged when parents request an audience with a teacher/administrator regarding ones own student and the manner in which they are treated by the staff the incident is dismissed without resolution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

This is a school where the staff truly cares about my child. It is also the newest school in the Kent School District and also the most environmentally friendly school in the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students65%
Female75%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income64%
Not low income72%
Special education30%
Not special education70%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income64%
Not low income64%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income55%
Not low income71%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income54%
Not low income93%
Special education8%
Not special education72%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female63%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income44%
Not low income71%
Special education8%
Not special education57%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Special education21%
Not special education63%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female74%
Male40%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education65%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special education14%
Not special education51%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students48%
Female52%
Male45%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income43%
Not low income72%
Special education7%
Not special education56%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income57%
Not low income78%
Special education7%
Not special education71%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 20%
White 17% 60%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 129%N/A8%
Special education 120%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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24700 64th Ave South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 373-7497

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