Kent-meridian High School

Kent-meridian High School serves 2,117 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Kent-meridian High School operates within the Kent School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2117 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,117 students
Kent-meridian High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Kent-meridian High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Kent-meridian High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.80 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 19:1
Kent-meridian High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
2%
Kent-meridian High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
21%
7%
Kent-meridian High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
22%
20%
Kent-meridian High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
19%
5%
Kent-meridian High School Black (1988-2012)
White
26%
60%
Kent-meridian High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Kent-meridian High School Sch Ethnicity Kent-meridian High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.80 0.89
Kent-meridian High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
51%
37%
Kent-meridian High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Kent-meridian High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,534 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Kent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
4
Number of Students Managed 28,534 1,006
Kent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 64% 77%
Kent   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $299 MM n/a
Kent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $300 MM n/a
Kent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,899 $0
Kent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,931 $0
Kent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Children's Therapy Center (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Children's Therapy Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Scenic Hill Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kent Scenic Hill Elementary School
    26025 Woodland Way South
    Kent , WA , 98030
    (253)373-7479
    0.3  mi  |  594  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Kent Children's Therapy Center
    Special Education School
    10811 Se Kent Kanlgey Rd
    Kent , WA , 98030
    (253)945-2082
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Kent Children's Therapy Center
    Special Education School
    10811 Se Kent Kanlgey Rd
    Kent , WA , 98030
    (253)945-2082
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Kent Kent Phoenix Academy
    Alternative School
    11000 Se 264th St
    Kent , WA , 98030
    (253)373-7542
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  334  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Kent George T. Daniel Elementary School
    11310 Se 248th St
    Kent , WA , 98030
    (253)373-7615
    0.9  mi  |  460  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 15, 2012 - Kent Meridian High School is an awesome school. I am a product of KM and o very proud of it! I can surely say that KMHS made me who I am today. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 10, 2011 - Has an IB program & Technology Academy. Good principal and staff. Students are a diverse group. Good cross-country team also very good FIRST Robotics team. They are in the process of having the Gym completely redone and it will be available Fall 2011. They welcome parent involvement. - Posted by Parent

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Kent, WA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is lower than the Washington average of 0.44. The most diverse school in Kent is Panther Lake Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or national school diversity statistics.