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Kentridge High School

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Posted May 14, 2013

My son is a 9th grader. the Honors program is amazing and challenging. The teachers in that program are there to teach at a high level. He is also a basketball player. The sports programs are strong and the drama and dance teams are strong too. It is still important to be involved as a parent. Its a large school so take the time to get to know the teachers, counselors, and principal. Go to parent night. Don't just rely on your student to get things handled, they are teenagers :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2013

I have been affiliated with KR for several years now, and have recently become a freshman. I like the comfortable atmosphere of the school, and yet it sometimes feels a little bit to comfortable. I like all of the teachers, but i think that the majority of students, unfortunately, do not apply themselves at all. I feel that the administrators always brag about how great KR is, when I can't really understand what they're saying. I still give KR 4 stars because I feel like the teachers make it a great school, and the sports programs are up to par with the academic opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2012

I am currently a student in Kentridge High School. I recently moved from Seattle to Kent so it was scary to make new friends. But this school is very diverse (I'm Vietnamese American) so I was able to make friends quickly. I also have a hearing disablity so the teachers were kind enough to check if I get the information properly. Not to mention this school is 33 in the state so you guys should go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2012

i am a student a kentridge and i gotta say, its probably the worst school ive been to. First the counselors, they never help you with anything, its like why are you even working here if you cant help a student out, they always say they have more stuff to do then to listen to what students have to say. Making friends is the worst too. They all got there own little groups and will never except a new student. I hope to get into running start so i wont have to see them anymore. Drug use is a Huge problem here to. i was the only one out of 25 students in a class that didnt smoke. seriosly i hate this school, if your not involved in anything then, well nobody is gonna like you. I still thank God for always being there for me, cause nobody else will. I recommend a different school for sure. just cause it looks nice doesnt mean it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2012

I 'd have to rate this school as terrible mainly based on the counselors. My daughter , who lived iwth her mother nearby, attended this school for 3 of te 4 years and they were just not there for her. I personally met with one of them during her sophomore year to ask him to be available for my daugter if she came to see him because there was a risk of issues with her moters boyfriend and he told me to my face that he didn't have time to "pay too much attention" to one kid because he had 3000 oter kids to worry about.. The situation I was concerned about materialized a year later and it ruined the rest of my daughters high school experience.. There are 2 or 3 other examples I could share but I think this one should be enough. Parents, be real careful about sending your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

My son goes here and has a learning disability. Since starting here last year he is failing every class. At Kentwood the year before he was on his way to excelling and improving. He was passing all classes with good marks. Whatever they are doing here does not work. There is a lack of communication. I emailed one of his teachers twice and never got a response. Things discussed in meetings with teachers never take place. Hard to watch your child struggle and everything you do to help goes nowhere. I also agree with another student poster about a drug problem there. My other child sees frequent comments on Facebook from other students regarding drugs and also hears things at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I am a student at this school currently and I do not like it at all. There is definitely a drug problem here, and in the past semester we've had 2 trashcans set on fire. I don't feel especially safe here. Few of the teachers care about student success or are willing to work with them so that they can do better. Many of the teachers, especially those teaching science and math are not competent and grading policies differ greatly. Also, most people here are liberal. I am very conservative, and I feel like I can't express my views and thoughts here without experiencing discrimination.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2010

poor communication between parent and teachers. Parent involvement is minimal. Teachers are using material inappropriate for high school students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

am in kentridge now when i was looking at the class list i was blown away by all the class choices there were. also i looked and this school is rated the number one school in the state. the spirt is awsome there sports are the best and as for acedemics no other school can top us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

Great school that offers a wide variety of course work and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

Wonderful students and a great community. I currently attend, and the only problems I can find with the school are with the principal and the faculty all together... They just aren't cut out to be teaching. The kids are awesome and have a lot of school spirit. Great after school sports selection, and clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

Needs better teachers. Curriculum is great and the students have many activicty choices.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

needs better teachers great cirriculum and a huge selection of after school sports choices.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2005

Good curriculum. New additions and class space.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

Programs are very progressive. Crowded classrooms. My children were successful at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

Great school and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 23, 2005

The Kentridge AP program (Stats, Calc AB, Calc BC, Bio, Music Theory, Psychology, US History, Human Geography...and more!) is great! The teachers are helpful and really teach well according to students. The school's history of scores is also phenomenal... they are all posted on the KR website. They avg around 4.0-4.5 for AP calc compared to the national average of around 2 I think? They also offer college english, a college level class where college credits can be earned. The administration is alright. They run the school well and the students are happy and spirited. KR also boasts 2 orchestras (one more advanced than the other), jazz band, wind ensemble, jazz choir, and like 2 other choirs. The school PTSA helps run things like dances and other school functions. There are always parents at sporting events too... KR is a very spirited, highly academic, involved school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2004

I Graduated for Kentridge in 2004. It is a wonderful school. The Staff is very helpful and committed to teaching. It is the best out of the four KSD High Schools.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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48%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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91%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
12%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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33%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black46%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income49%
Not low income76%
Special education61%
Not special education62%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income88%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial95%
White94%
Low income90%
Not low income95%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students33%
Female42%
Male26%
Black11%
Asian43%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income20%
Not low income47%
Special education20%
Not special education41%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Black40%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income46%
Not low income66%
Special education11%
Not special education68%
Limited English47%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black60%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students29%
Female8%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Low income14%
Not low income41%
Special education28%
Not special education31%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

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Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

537 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

532 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
Black80%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income84%
Not low income94%
Special education45%
Not special education95%
Limited English59%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Black64%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income78%
Not low income92%
Special education34%
Not special education92%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 7%
Black 10% 5%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mike Albrecht

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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12430 SE 208th St
Kent, WA 98031
Phone: (253) 373-7345

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