No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Renton Academy

Public | K-12 | 42 students


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
No new ratings
Based on 1 rating
No new ratings
Based on 5 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

9 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted January 20, 2013

I am an educator who works at Renton Academy. I noticed it's been over 1.5 years since anyone has submitted a review of Renton Academy. I am pleased to write that we are continuing to serve students through the philosophical framework of Re-EDucation. We are now in our 7th year, and our leadership, staff, students and academic programming are all sources of great pride for me.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 16, 2011

This school is amazing. The staff are to be commended for every ounce of effort they put into their jobs everyday. These incredibly caring and selfless people go into work each day to help children that are victims of circumstance. These students have been passed over, marginalized, and rejected at every turn deemed hopeless yet Renton Academy's amazing staff works to show these students that they have worth, are capable learners, and work with them endlessly to improve their lives and futures. I hope that Renton Academy will be able to continue their work for many years to come. Working with EBD students is a task that is greater than many can imagine and Renton Academy, its administration, teachers, and staff should be recognized for the important work that they do.

Posted March 24, 2011

I live down the road from this school, and have seen the school garden that the students and teachers have been working on, looks great! I often walk by and see students and teachers working in the garden. Last summer I saw teachers watering it and weeding it, definitely a beautiful garden to wander through in our community.

Posted March 4, 2011

As the daughter of two life-long teachers, my parents and I have been incredibly impressed with the Renton Academy and their team of educational professionals. Here is a school with highly trained and compassionate educators working with children who have severe emotional and behavioral disabilities. These are children who have been unable to cope in a standard school/classroom who now have the potentially life-changing opportunity to learn in an environment of compassionate educators who are trained in the highly successful Re-Education philosophy. The Renton Academy should be held up as a shining example that children really can succeed, even with difficult emotional and behavioral disabilities, if they have the right environment and well-educated teachers.

Posted March 4, 2011

Renton Academy makes a significant difference in the education of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. EBD students have special needs and too often do not receive the class room and school environment designed to provide the best education every student deserves. The re-education philosophy used at Renton Academy is successful and has been recognized by many as providing an important education for EBD students. Thank you Renton Academy for all the great work and difference you are making with these very special students.

Posted March 4, 2011

The program at Renton Academy has an amazing, highly educated group of teachers who choose to work with some of the most difficult students in the Renton School district. The work that this wonderful group of people takes on daily reflects in the positive changes that are seen in the students. It would be easy to turn a head and forget that their are those out there that need a little extra supports in their lives in order to reach their goals, Thank goodness the staff at Renton Academy are there to lead the way!

Posted November 20, 2010

I live down the street from this school, and I thought that I should post about what I see here on a regular basis. I often see students (and usually very large students, I might mention) punching walls and doors. I have also seen: students crawling out a window, yelling at teachers, saying swear words in front of families walking by, and students escaping into the neighborhood. It would be nice if the school personnel made some effort towards keeping the misbehavior away from the front of the school, as there is a sidewalk right in front of it that children walking to Hazelwood Elementary use. I REALLY wish that the school district would use this building for something else! The only good thing that I can say is that there seem to be only a few students.

Posted September 28, 2010

Get your kid out! Violence is dangerous there! little therapeutic benefits. nearly ruined my child's life. I had to pick 1 star, but would pick none!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 22, 2009

A unique and wonderful place. Finally, my grandson is really learning!

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.

Oops! We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Public and charter school test scores for most states come from the state Department of Education. The most common reasons we might not have this data are either that not enough students took the test or that the school was recently opened, and its scores have not yet been reported.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 5%
White 33% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 1100%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%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 4N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 89%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...


To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

7100 116th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 204-2550


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools