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Kennydale Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 549 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2012

We love this school. PTA is wonderful. Teachers and students are kind and committed to their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

Excellent principal leader, high quality teachers, and a state of the art school facility welcome and nurture all students. Our richly diverse Kennydale children are supported by an active PTA, volunteers in core subjects and the arts, caring neighborhoods, and a school district community focused on successful teaching and learning for all students.


Posted May 6, 2012

I'm so very proud that my children go to Kennydale Elementary. The teachers really care, challenge students, and provide a great learning environment. Parent involvement is encouraged and there are great volunteer opportunities. I can't say enough about the principal and staff - they truly excel in their work. Since some of the last reviews have been written, the Kennydale Elementary school has been torn down and rebuilt, and another Renton Elementary school has been opened - alleviating overcrowding and providing a beautiful new school for our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

Talented teachers, amazing staff, and gifted students all in one building. We're so blessed to have a school with such a strong PTA/school connection. The caring extended by the staff and teachers starts at the top with our amazing principal and extends all the way to our lunch lady who has her own Facebook fan page. Our amazing school is just one of the many reasons we love it here in Kennydale. Go Kodiaks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great stuff and teachers, caring parents, challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

My child was in 4th and 5th grade at Kennydale. He said that there were too many kids for the teacher to handle. The teacher often forgot his name. The advanced kids get left behind. It is average. If I could I would have pulled him out sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2006

I have 2 children attending Kennydale Elementary, going into 1st and 3rd grade. We moved into the district this spring from Seattle. Overall, we really like Kennydale. The teachers this year were top-notch. The kids were challenged appropriately, and individual needs were recognized and addressed accordingly. The atmosphere in the school and classrooms is respectful, cooperative, and kind- ultimately more important than any academics. Office staff, custodian, teachers all seem friendly and helpful. Both children were enthusiastic about lessons from the classroom, sharing frequently at home about what they were learning. The school population is economically and ethnically diverse, and that seems to be largely appreciated and celebrated. The PTA is active, organized, and open to new ideas, though lacking somewhat in fully diverse representation. Many parent volunteers in classrooms. Strong music, art (incorporated), and PE. There is no after-school program, but hopefully in new building, one will be started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

My son is just finishing kindergarten at kennydale. His class was too big, 27 kids to one teacher. Fortunately, the teacher was great! She developed self esteem. I was impressed with the teaching of reading and math. There was a lot of parent involvement-in the PTA and volunteering in the classroom. I was concerned at the beginning of the year because the kids (kindergarten) weren't being supervised in the 10 minute window before school. I complained, and the problem was solved.
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income57%
Not low income96%
Special education46%
Not special education84%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income57%
Not low income96%
Special education54%
Not special education83%
Limited English21%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black31%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income48%
Not low income87%
Special education44%
Not special education75%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black56%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income51%
Not low income98%
Special education53%
Not special education83%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female74%
Male56%
Black50%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income41%
Not low income83%
Special education43%
Not special education69%
Limited English25%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income59%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income65%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income55%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
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
White 42% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 7%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 117%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 235%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/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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School Leader's name
  • Bill Tarter

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1700 NE 28th St
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 204-4708

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