Kent-meridian High School

Kent-meridian High School serves 2,127 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 41%.
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 2127 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,127 students
Kent-meridian High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Kent-meridian High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Kent-meridian High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 19:1
Kent-meridian High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
2%
2%
Kent-meridian High School American Indian Students (1988-2013)
Asian
20%
7%
Kent-meridian High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
23%
20%
Kent-meridian High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
18%
5%
Kent-meridian High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
27%
59%
Kent-meridian High School White Students (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
4%
1%
Kent-meridian High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
6%
6%
Kent-meridian High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Kent-meridian High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown WA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.39
Kent-meridian High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
55%
38%
Kent-meridian High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2013)
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 (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,845 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 90% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,899 is less than the state average of $12,260. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,931 is less than the state average of $11,231. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four years.
School District Name Kent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
4
Number of Students Managed 28,845 935
Kent   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 64% 77%
Kent   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $299 MM $12 MM
Kent   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $300 MM $11 MM
Kent   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,899 $12,260
Kent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,931 $11,231
Kent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Individualized Graduation & Degree Program High School (0.2 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 Grades Students
  • KentIndividualized Graduation & Degree Program High School
    25668 104th Ave Se
    KentWA 98030
    (253)373-4723
    0.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 312 students                      
  • KentScenic Hill Elementary School
    26025 Woodland Way South
    KentWA 98030
    (253)373-7479
    0.3 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 601 students                      
  • KentChildren's Therapy Center
    Special Education School
    10811 Se Kent Kanlgey Rd
    KentWA 98030
    (253)945-2082
    Special Education School

    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 5 students                      
  • KentDynamic Family Services
    Special Education School
    10811 Se Kent Kanlgey Rd
    KentWA 98030
    (253)945-2000
    Special Education School

    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 1 students                      
  • KentKent Phoenix Academy
    Alternative School
    11000 Se 264th St
    KentWA 98030
    (253)373-7542
    Alternative School

    0.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 345 students                      

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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