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Renton, WA
Students enrolled: 1,200

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1200 Edmonds Ave NE
Renton, WA 98056

(425) 204-3608
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May 08, 2015
This school is unbelievable. My daughter was given a detention for wearing a "short" skirt and top. My daughter is quite tall and her skirt reached a little below her fingertips and her top covered her up. She even wore a long cardigan! On the other hand, this shows that she was dressed very "scandalous", apparently. Not only was it her, but along with a couple of her classmates, most of them were Asian. Some students wore shorts that only reached their wrist or a crop top that exposed the back did not get dresscoded! She told me that these students were American. The staff is said that it is a learning environment and her clothing options may distract people. If it is a learning environment, how is a skirt going to distract her classmates? Not her fault. The schools rules definitely shows sexism and/or racism. I'm very disappointed and am thinking of moving schools for her.

- submitted by a community member

December 13, 2014
This school is horrible. Keep your child away from this school. The teachers are rude and don't care about education. The students are jerks and the rules at the school are unnecessary.

- submitted by a community member

November 06, 2013
the school is great except for some teachers. some are strict. I even almost got a detention for putting my backpack in the hallway by my class.i thought you can bring your backpack anywhere. I don't get how that was even close to getting a detention.

- submitted by a community member

February 23, 2013
I high recommend against sending your child to McKnight. I went there for two, almost three years and I can confidently say they have no idea how to handle bullying. I had to change schools because I was being tormented daily. The curriculum is very far behind, teachers don't seem to fully grasp what they're teaching, and most kids there don't care for education (look at the test scores!). A lot of kids do come from lower income families... and it shows. They're very "gang oriented" and are overall terrible kids to be around.

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2013
I do not believe this school is all that great. The teachers don't feel like they really are knowledgeable of the subjects they teach and just instruct basic content obtainable from other sources. The community is what really bugs me. Most of the students aren't focused on learning and aren't very gentle. I do not like this school at all.

- submitted by a community member

May 18, 2012
This school was traumatic for me. I am an alumni who went to this school and I speak from experience. The teachers hand out detentions constantly, and control over bullying is nonexistent. It was made very clear during my experience here that the administration had very little knowledge that what they were doing made things worse.

- submitted by a community member

May 16, 2012
Do NOT send your child to McKnight Middle School. Very ghetto kids run around the school, and from experience the curriculum is about 2 years behind normal. Bullying is not taken seriously, and 1/2 the teachers dont interact well with students, or help them.

- submitted by a community member

May 16, 2011
I do like this school for my middle schooler, but I find that disciple for these students are sometimes taken to far and these kids get punished to the extremes. On the other hand the staff are very very caring people and try their best to make every effort that no student is left behind! My student struggled for a bit but with the help of teachers and other staff , he is now caught up and doing his best for the remainder of the year.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2011
McKnight is a great school! Everyone has a friend! The teachers are awesome! My forst week of 6th grade was a tough week for me, but my teachers and friends helped me get through it! The teachers challene us and push us to do our best! Although I don't like getting up early, I love coming to school!

- submitted by a community member

July 05, 2010
My kid is a 4.0 GPA ,and is supported by the staff and teachers alike. She plays the violin for the past three years and has developed good friends that share a goal. Excellent teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 15, 2010
McKnight is a very experience school over the years and are completely in control. they always know what their doing and make the students feel welcome and cooperative in school. McKnight defentely earned the 6 rated, even higher. I would highly suggest, as a student if you want you're children to see the light of seeking life changing oppurtunies,... send them to McKnight Middle School

- submitted by a student

September 01, 2009
I think the teachers are very experienced. And very imaginative. The school is very friendly and care. They would make sacrifices for any students. The school is a great place to get somewhere in your life and full of opportunities. But it would be great if people donated money to the school like box tops and stuff as you noticed that teachers are being let go because of budget problems.

- submitted by a student

May 19, 2009
As a student i think this school has a lot of giving to students.I love the teachers because they all understand and try too help you as best as they can.I really recomend this school to every parent. THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST!

- submitted by a student

January 21, 2009
Teachers: All are kind and willing to help if you are in physical or emotional distress, but most do not show this in their normal classroom front. I was lucky enough to have a teacher one year who expressed he was supportive of his students completely in nearly every way possible for a teacher. Learning: The apptitude of students vary greatly in this school, therefore, learning can often be too slow or too fast. Fortunately, there are honors programs for Language Arts and Social Studies and AP programs for math to earn high school credit. I am currently participating in both and find them very encouraging. Discipline: Rules are changed constantly, to the point where many of my peers and I are thoroughly confused by what appropriate lunchroom behavior. They have just recently changed the rules but have not informed us of any changes. Many teachers personal rule and standards.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 08, 2008
Well right now i am going to go into 8th grade. I have been at Mcknight middle school since i was in 6th grade. This last year was the best mostly for the teachers they were great. I think i will be really sad at the end of next year because i will be leaving McKnight. Every one there is great they help you when u need help. Any one will feel welcome at McKnight.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2007
I loved this school! i got so comfertable there. i felt like i had be there for years. although i am a ninth grader now so i will be going into high school. i was a student last year! now it is challenging at first i must admitt. but it gets better. they tend to change the rules up during the school year which gets confusing! and most students want out by second quarter, you will surly miss it when you leave

- submitted by a student

July 12, 2006
My son struggled this year because of the math class he was put in. (9th grade math when he was a 7th grader). I spoke with the teacher and the counselor and both insisted this was the best class for him. My straight A student ended the year with a D. Bottom line. In a school this size go with your gut instinct. This teacher was too arrogant to listen and the counselor was too mousy to intervene. It's a big school and they go by test scores. I can see how a child could get lost in the shuffle here.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2006
Mcknight is a great school. The teachers there at times can be a bit overbearing but many of them are truly encouraging.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
This school is a great school awesome teachers very nice and most every one would so anything to help i kid learn. This school is very clean and new.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2004
I'm working hard to get my child out of this school. He is daily ridiculed by teachers in front of other students. Teachers here only seem able to deal with the average student. They repeatedly fail to follow IEPs and my child is left behind constantly.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2004
I think that McKnight is a great school for my child to go to. It is a top school in the renton school disrect.

- submitted by a student

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Mcknight Middle School
1200 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA  98056
(425) 204-3608
Last modified Mcknight Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcknight Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top