Kent-meridian High School

  • Kent-meridian High School serves 2,188 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the WA average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Kent-meridian High School operates within the Kent School District.
  • Kent School District's 65% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 80%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2188 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,188 students
Kent-meridian High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Kent-meridian High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Kent-meridian High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Kent-meridian High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 18:1
Kent-meridian High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Kent-meridian High School American Indian Students (1989-2013)
Asian
22%
7%
Kent-meridian High School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
27%
22%
Kent-meridian High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
19%
4%
Kent-meridian High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
23%
57%
Kent-meridian High School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
4%
1%
Kent-meridian High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
5%
7%
Kent-meridian High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.79 0.40
Kent-meridian High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
n/a n/a
Kent-meridian High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
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.
n/a n/a
Kent-meridian High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

  • Kent School District's student population of 27,877 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 72% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,624 in this district is less than the state average of $12,543. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,946 is less than the state average of $12,413. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Kent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
4
Number of Students Managed 27,877 923
Kent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 65% 80%
Kent School District Graduation Rate (2002-2015)
District Total Revenue $292 MM $12 MM
Kent School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $274 MM $12 MM
Kent School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $10,624 $12,543
Kent School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $9,946 $12,413
Kent School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  11/15/2012
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.
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5  1/10/2011
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.
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