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Kingston High School

Public | 9-12 | 940 students

 
 

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Posted January 16, 2014

Eh it was alright, half the time the teachers thinking was not very logical in it's self. Also if a teacher does not like you they will feel freely to be rude to you in public or at school. Most of the kids are pretty arrogant as well. The computer programs are lacking as well since they have no true teacher teaching it, just some sub they got full time maybe.


Posted May 30, 2013

Kingston High School just earned a Silver Medal in US News and World Reports ranking of top high schools in the Nation! (top 10%)! Way to go, Kingston!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

The school is great. But gets an average from me. classes are ok, but the classes did not teach me anything at all. Plus the education at the school didn't get my prepared for college. The only good thing about the school was their sports and how organized it was.


Posted May 7, 2012

Despite a few of the students take on things, as a parent, Kingston High was a godsend! After moving from a rough district in So. Florida, my son was anything but cooperative. The staff at KHS, and particularly his counselor, bent over backwards time & again for him. Today he finally graduated!! A year late, but a completely different person. Had we not moved him to KHS I have no doubt he would not have graduated. Now he's enrolled in college & pursuing a degree in teaching English. ( !!! ) My daughter also attends, & is doing great. She finds the kids in a small town school sometimes get bored easily, & like to create some interesting drama. (Big fish, small pond.) But, overall the students are decent, & she's found friends who are awesome influences. Every school has their problems, but considering how many we've been in, KHS is above & beyond anything we thought we would ever find. The small size allows the staff a better grasp on what's going on with each individual kid. .. & if the teachers are "letting" kids misbehave, perhaps that has more to do with that particular kid's "entitlement attitude", & parents who believe their child can do no wrong. A thought ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

I really hated kingston. There was no individuality and it was without a challenging curriculumn. The only AP class available before junior year was AP history as a sophomore. I found that some of the teachers didn't really care whether or not a child misbeahves in the classroom and hardly any punishment was given. Few teachers really bothered to explain something when a student didn't understand and seemed overall, inadequate. Also, very few electives are offered and the majority of them are computer related. When it came to the social part, Kingston was not very divserse. There are few students at the school, which can be a plus if the students behaved, but overall the people are seemed the same as one another and quite a lot of conforming took place. I was disappointed at kingston, and I suggest that you look into other Kitsap schools before enrolling your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2008

top teachers, top studends
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

A brand new school with all the bells and whistles and WiFi in every room!The campus is well laid out with student safety a top priority. The students have access to top quality teachers with great variety in courses, even online credit courses are available. Too soon to tell but it appears to be a great school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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100%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

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16%
Biology I

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

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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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial79%
Native American44%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income54%
Not low income79%
Special education50%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Hispanicn/a
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White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students20%
Femalen/a
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Low income14%
Not low income31%
Special education0%
Not special education30%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial82%
Native American60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income91%
Special education31%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income84%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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Limited Englishn/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 Students23%
Female20%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Low income20%
Not low income25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Low income64%
Not low income54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

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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Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
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
Malen/a
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

195 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income82%
Not low income94%
Special education31%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income71%
Not low income88%
Special education29%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
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 75% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 7% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/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

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Kingston, WA 98346
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