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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kennewick School District is an above average, public school district located in Kennewick, WA. It has 19,598 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Kennewick School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1130
509 responses
Average ACT
27
93 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,598
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,281
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,212/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$56,132
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Median Home Value
$196,100
National
$184,700

Kennewick School District Reviews

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Though the location causes seasons to go into extremes, the people of the school system are amazing, really friendly and helpful. Even though the district administration follows the neighboring districts (Richland and Pasco) with almost all major decisions, it is a great place for students K-12!
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The Kennewick school district has provided me with the basis of my education and brought me to a 3.9 GPA. The community is well connected with the KSD website proving to show a willingness to improve itself throughout this modern age. They have a variety of hybrid programs (GED) that provide me with a mixture of online and onsite courses not dissimilar to a college. They have proven to provide safety instructions and modern camera hardware around their campuses for the student's protection. Then, the educators themselves show an understanding for those who wish to go above and beyond with entertaining yet educational projects. Their college readiness shows disparity with a fairly common social-driven crowd that shows more regard to pop culture rather than future growth. Now, I ultimately rate this school district highly for anyone looking for a higher form of education or accommodations to mental/physical disabilities.
I thought the student engagement at Kamiakin High School was great. If you're an athlete you have many chances to exceed in your sport as the coaches just want to see you grow. The facilities such as the weight room and other facilities used for sports were great and were well kept. Everyone respects the equipment at all times. The classes for me were not specifically challenging, I found them to be very easy. Teachers were all around very helpful if I had any questions if I needed to ask. Most of the faculty let us eat in classrooms if we needed help with a particular assignment that we found tricky. Although they aren't too fond of necessarily making us college-ready, mostly just teaching to a test. The school itself is not very diverse, but everyone is given the chance to involve themselves with the school. There are many clubs to choose from as well. All in all, I would this school made my high school experience bearable and fun.