Depends, but definitely not consistent from grade to grade or year to year. No coordination to ensure staying within a 10 minute per grade per night limit (which is the HIGH end of what studies show is useful).
Just another public school. Nothing great. Some good teachers and some on auto pilot. Same old administrative bureaucracy. Parents have no say, except of course when there is a fundraiser to run or contribute to. And this website is outdated, there are well over 700 kids at Kokanee now.
Going downhill fast :(. All the good teachers are leaving. It used to be great, but now it's more about test scores and how to accommodate the rapid growth. No new infrastructure with increased enrollment, just throw another portable in there. No accountability, just excuses. More concern for teacher contracts than the kids.
The teachers and the staff are friendly and dedicated. Kokanee unfortunately has undergone phenomenal growth. Numbers are in the 700's for a school meant for a student body of 500. Portables have been added and students face long lunch lines and no programs during recess because of limited spaces to hold them. Portables have been taken up playground space leaving fewer places to play for a burgeoning number of kids. The PTA is active and successful at fundraising to support after school activities. The principal has created an unwelcome atmosphere for both staff and parents which is unfortunate.
Kokanee is a great school with a very dedicated staff. The principal and teacher work hard to support students every day and do little things to make my child feel special. I have been pleased with the school and the leadership thus far.
Unfortunately the school has gone downhill and district officials ,including the principal, act like Kokanee needs to be "fixed." The excellent teachers go far to make up for it and the PTA is top-notch. The school is overcrowded and while the district is planning to build a new high school in several years to help with general overcrowding, the short term plan is only to add portable after portable and that is still not enough to accommodate those living in the Kokanee service area. Some incoming kindergartners have to be bused to other schools starting next year, with a vague promise to bring them back to Kokanee for first grade. The sense of community we have enjoyed for years has sadly diminished.
I remember my first day here in March 2009. Though others thought I seemed confident, I was terrified. This school was great and super friendly. They seemed very caring and took care of my bullying issues with this one girl on my second week there right away. Yeah, the saff are so friendly, except for the music teacher during the time I was there, who didn't let me know that the practise times for the Christmas choir would change, the extra meets, and when one concert was canceld, which was twenty miles from where I lived. Other than her, I loved the school. I remember they gave me tons of free stuff since I was new and they heard my family was very poor, so they gave me about 300 free tickets for their carnival, a Camp Casey discount for fees & a free T-Shirt, and two free yearbooks, even though the second yearbook was for the school year when I was in sixth grade, which I was only there for the first three months. I think this is a great school, but the way they teach sixth grade by switching teachers three times a day wasn't very easy and didn't make any difference by being use to junior high routations & such. They also didn't have enough time to help with students in sixth gra