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6-8
Public district
Seattle, WA
Students enrolled: 657
 

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3928 South Graham St
Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 252-7700
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Develops honesty: Disagree
June 15, 2015
I am a former student and this school is terrible. Some staff/teachers are very supportive and helpful but that is only a good handful. Favoritism towards certain races/students is VERY obvious; the frisbee team has some of the most arrogant and disrespectful kids you will ever meet but they are good at frisbee so they are automatically treated better than any other sports team or student which is repulsive. Bullying is as frequent as it is at any other school but there are many fights and the whole process of getting help if you are being bullied is flawed majorly, a complete joke. The principle cares too much about Aki's exterior image and could care less about whats ACTUALLY going on in the school. I didn't even see her most of the year, she only popped up to brag about how "amazing" Aki is in order to make herself look like a good principle. I had a very average experience at this school but there is definitely some serious issues with this school.

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2015
PLEASE READ!! I am a former student of this school. Let me start off by saying that your child CAN learn and grow at Aki academically, but support is going to have to be given at home because not many teachers are willing to motivate their students. Some staff are extremely rude to the children whom they aren't close with which is repulsive! Every child should be treated with a certain level of respect. There is a lot of favoritism going on at this school, and I know that there is favoritism everywhere but it is VERY obvious at Aki Kurose. Aki had many sports teams but the only team you will ever hear about is the frisbee team. The frisbee team and it's members are supported and glorified to a ridiculous extent while other sports teams and children are pushed into the shadows. If you are on the frisbee team you are more likely to be accepted by other students and even teachers! It's horrendous. Not to mention some of the members of the team are plain disrespectful. And yes, there is drug use going on at the school but there is also a drug prevention group which not many people know about, not even the students. It amazes me how they won't promote a group doing good for the school/community but will show off some of the most arrogant, bratty children I have ever met like they are the trophies of the school. The bullying at Aki is as frequent as it would be at any other school, but there are many fights and the whole process to get help if you are being bullied is a joke. I had an okay experience, but there are definitely some serious issues with this school.

- submitted by a community member

January 08, 2015
I am an ex-staff member of this school. I transferred to another middle school because of the lack of attention this school get. For the most part, the staff at this school is great and your child will learn things. However, this school secretly gets less funding than the other Seattle Middle Schools. Sometimes the students are obnoxious and there is some drug use going on.

- submitted by a teacher

March 27, 2014
I've been a student at Aki Kurose Middle School since the 6th grade. Just being honest, but I'm really offended by the negative comments being made by people who haven't even given the school a chance. Aki Kurose has everything that you look for in a good school; diversity, good education system, wonderful teachers, bright students, and a vibrant community. I recommend not listening to the people who say, "no learning is being done there." Yes, there are some kids who aren't always on task, but that's their own decision. Are you really going to judge a school by those few kids who refuse to cooperate? Don't worry about them... just worry about how YOUR child is behaving. Okay, I won't lie. I had my doubts about this school before I enrolled. This was because I was once like you... paying attention to the negative instead of the positive. If I knew about how much fun I would end up having, then I would have quickly withdrew any doubts. The staff and the whole school in general deserve much more credit...

- submitted by a community member

March 27, 2014
I've been a student at Aki Kurose Middle School since the 6th grade. Just being honest, but I'm really offended by the negative comments being made by people who haven't even given the school a chance. Aki Kurose has everything that you look for in a good school; diversity, good education system, wonderful teachers, bright students, and a vibrant community. I recommend not listening to the people who say, "no learning is being done there." Yes, there are some kids who aren't always on task, but that's their own decision. Are you really going to judge a school by those few kids who refuse to cooperate? Don't worry about them... just worry about how YOUR child is behaving. Okay, I won't lie. I had my doubts about this school before I enrolled. This was because I was once like you... paying attention to the negative instead of the positive. If I knew about how much fun I would end up having, then I would have quickly withdrew any doubts. The staff and the whole school in general deserve much more credit...

- submitted by a community member

October 02, 2013
Don't believe what you have heard about this school. My student was assigned to Aki for the 2013-2014 school year, and I was dead set against it. Despite that, we decided to meet with the principal and take a tour. We were completely blown away. The staff at Aki are an amazing group of people who really want to be there, and want their students to succeed. There is a huge variety of support, partnerships and opportunities for students and families. The school had a really bad reputation in the past, but the turn-around orchestrated by the principal and her staff are incredible. They could certainly use more resources, but they really pull out all the stops in engaging and challenging their students. I am so glad we gave it a chance. I could only give one star for parent envolvement, but that is not due to lack of effort from the staff. They go out of their way to encourage parents to be involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2012
Aki is an AMAZING school!!! TBH Aki has some bad students, but overall we care about eachother to a whole other extent. I admit back then aki was horrible but now it has an amazing diversity.

- submitted by a community member

February 03, 2012
aki kurose is a very good school.i went there and i learned many thing.they have a very good after school program.people dont have the right to say aki is a terrible school unless you went there.aki is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member

December 11, 2011
This school is terrible. Things happen at this school that should never happen at any school...teachers are below average and students are regularly bullied. Lots of social and community issues (drugs, violence) are reflective of this school.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2011
No leadership at this school. No parent involvement. Chaos. The worst middle school in SPS.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2011
Aki kurose is one of the most best schools ever! It may be filled with SOME bad kids but the learning is also great! It has a strong sports program as well as high-spirited dedicative students. The teachers have the students' love as well. This is a school of great potential and compassion!

- submitted by a community member

October 12, 2010
I love the diversity of the students. The staff is always open to community partners. This is a true community school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 12, 2010
the kids ahve lots of potential but need funding

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2010
I hate Aki Kurose, there is no learning done their. The school is filled up with both bad kids, and kids that don't care about their education. It doesn't even have anything good about it, at school , they have disgusting dances where kids contact others in inappropriate areas. Also, even if you are in the honors program, it's not even close to being at a good school in the regular education program. Heard of the test scores? I think you have, everyone just streaks at the name when i tell them what school i go to, and I'm not at all proud of it at all!

- submitted by a community member

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Aki Kurose Middle School
3928 South Graham St, Seattle, WA  98118
(206) 252-7700
Last modified Aki Kurose Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aki Kurose Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top