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19640 SE 272nd St
Kent, WA 98042

(253) 373-7620
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 31, 2015
They have serious integrity issues, and they don't care at all. The custodian, something wrong with, wow

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May 31, 2015
I would have serious reservations about sending your kids to this school. The principal & vice principal, serious integrity problems. It's to late for us, it has messed up our kids.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2014
Cedar heights middle school is a great school! My daughter has excelled since she transferred out of the Auburn SD last year. The teachers are great and the kids seem to be getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
I think the school is similar in fashion to other middle schools. There is a lack of usage with computers I think for a lot of people. But you can choose the right classes and use computers more. Also I have heard that the middle school is good. I was never there before the newest principal. However the current principal is okay and technology is strict. I think they could do better in technology department. A couple teachers give you automatic d's for doing nothing. Also some teachers aren't really excited about school. I wish that the school was more diverse and the races were more spread out like Kent-Meridian High School. But if you are thinking about this school I would recommend it.

- submitted by a community member

November 16, 2010
My daughter is having a great year at Cedar Heights. She has the best grade she has ever had. I feel that having a new principal has made a difference in this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 09, 2009
I had to apologize to my daughter for sending her to Cedar Heights. The level of education (honors track) varies from very good in History and Language Arts to below average in Mathematics. The weakness is administrative and control. Administrative control is detached and cowardly, reacting versus becoing involoved/interacting with the students..Overall very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2008
i go to this school and am in honors. ALL of my teachers are very good and have a fun and interesting learning environment.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 27, 2008
It is a great school with a great teacher

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2008
Cedar Heights is not a great school, but it is not a bad school. This school has average discipline for a middle school. The principal, Mrs. Grutko does lots of things behind the scenes, but is never interacting with the students. She leaves that to her assistants. I see that as a problem. The teachers seem content with teaching everything that comes out of the book, except a certain few, such as 7th grade history teacher Mr. Maier. He is the kind of teacher you would want. Some teachers are just getting to old and grouchy to teach, while others seem bored with their job. Others like I said, are very good.

- submitted by a student

November 09, 2007
I got to this school and it's a really great school

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2006
Cedar Heights seems to be very average on most levels. Nothing outstanding or horrific. While a few of the teachers have achieved special certification, many staff members seem content to show up for work. I have been most disappointed with how volunteers do not seem welcome or wanted, yet the school is always asking for more help. I have been most impressed with the dedication of a few of the teachers. They love their kids and want them to succeed! The facility is wonderful, but not used to its potential.

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August 24, 2005
I would highly recommend this junior high. It is a large school and I was aprehensive about my child's success rate at a huge school with a very young faculty. My son has ADD and I was a strong advocate for him and a bit over-protective. I found that the young (mostly master's degreed) teachers were on the cutting edge for special academic application and I found the administration to be very proactive...Something rarely found in public schools today!

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2005
This school is middle of the road. They are limited on elective choices for the students.

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February 25, 2005
Cedar Heights is a great school offering sports, drama, music, cheer and numerous clubs. They offer Honor Classes for students who need the challenge. The school administration and staff are very supportive and constantly looking for ways to improve. The team teaching concept allows teachers more one on one time for students who really need it. The school has a L.I.T. (Learning Improvment Team) made up of Staff, Parents and Community Leaders who meet monthly to continually improve ways to educate the students. The school has a very safe environment. Teachers are in the halls between classes and they have a full time Security Officer who does and outstanding job working with and relating to students. No hats, no gum and no tolerance for alcohol, tobacco, weapons or violence of any kind. Parent involvement is very strong through PTSA, Volunteer Coaching, Chaperones for dances and field trips, sporting events etc. Kevin Esping (Parent)

- submitted by a parent
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Cedar Heights Middle School
19640 SE 272nd St, Kent, WA  98042
(253) 373-7620
Last modified Cedar Heights Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cedar Heights Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top