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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kennewick School District is an above average, public school district located in Kennewick, WA. It has 18,171 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1000 W 4th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Telephone
(509) 222-5000
Website

Kennewick School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1130
454 responses
Average ACT
27
86 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,171
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,509
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$174,519,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,024/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$54,420
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$874
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,900
National
$184,700

Kennewick School District Reviews

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I love Kennewick School District. They do an amazing job at keeping us safe, making sure we follow the rules, all while still letting us have fun! I would change one thing though if I was in charge. That would be how harsh they are on the girls especially when it’s really hot outside. A lot of girls get sent home even when there outfits arent that bad. Most teachers at my school base the dress code off of what they like and what they dont.
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Kennewick School District, in my opinion, likes to help their students. They want the best facilities for all grades. They build more schools so that more students can have smaller class sizes for a more one on one interaction with the teacher. Students love to interact with their schools because of the teacher involvement and teh parent involvment. Being at school events is fun because of how much effort the administration or clubs work to make it enjoyable.
As a former student i can really say that the Kennewick school district is a double edged sword. When i was a student i could see how some schools were favored more than others. Yes, some schools has amazing staff and atmospheres but this was not true for some of the schools. I've heard stories from teachers themselves about others schools staff being under preforming and not caring about their job and it seemed that certain schools were filled with these staff members. What I'm trying to say is that the district picks favorites with its schools. Other than picking favorites when it comes to supporting its schools the districts has been making strides in order to compete with other schools. The district has been making strides to improve and has been progressing in the right direction.