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About This School

Kentwood High School is a public high school in Covington. The principal of Kentwood High School is Doug Hostetter. 2,109 students go to Kentwood High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the 2,109 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kentwood High School is 22:1. Tahoma Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 47%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 19%
Asian 19% %
Hispanic 12% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 47%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is one of the best schools in the Kent district and they do a good job with the whole system. what i love about this school the most is the School spirit. Every Friday you always see somebody decked out with green silver and black Some things that i don't like about kentwood are some of the teachers and staff a lot of teachers do a terrible job of teaching. My math class last year had half the students fail. They also rank the students and if your GPA is not good you don't get to do the things that more educated kids are able to. There can be some really annoying kids like kids that swear just cause they think its cool or kids that just stand in the middle of the hallway. overall kentwood tries to keep you motivated and up to date on everything even though school is harder than it was 14 years ago. (there was no laptops no junior or senior projects)

  • (10 months ago)

    Kentwood High School should implement a parent-teacher relationship as this forms a solid platform for students to succeed. Big talk sounds good but we all know that actions speak louder. I feel we hold ourselves responsible and forthright in our communication do what we say we will do we expect this from our children don't we? Lets communicate effectively and honestly without contradictions and double standards.

  • (2 years ago)

    Good spirit but lack of diversity. some of the students act ignorant/racist and i'm considering transferring. also the teachers need to improve their teaching. the material they present is not understandable and this is coming from a 3.9 GPA student.

  • (2 years ago)

    We found Kentwood to be a great and enjoyable experience for our sons. One son took enough AP exams to enter the UW as a sophomore. For the most part the teachers are caring and very dedicated to their students. The music and drama departments are awesome as are the athletics. It is a well-rounded school which prepares students for the real world.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is great and it has a tight knit family community i love it so much.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kentwood makes you feel like you belong no matter what! You fell like you have a family and its just a really great place to be...

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school!! it is so amazing. it has a kind atmoshphere where i felt extremely welcomed. The students really are friendly to eachother not to mention how amazing our teachers are. They are so great and really are making highschool amazing. The athletics at KW are impecable as well. The coaches are pretty hard core but in the end its so worth it. Being on KW dance is probably the most amazing thing i will ever do. Its great to be alive its great to be a conk!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Kentwood High School has an amazingly friendly atmosphere. The students are very welcoming and kind. The teachers are all top class especially in the AP and Honors divisions. Kentwood extracurriculars are among the best in the state with amazing sports teams and plenty of clubs to choose from. I am a student so I do not know the amount of parent involvement. I do know that I am blessed to be able to spend my high school years at Kentwood. I love this school with all my heart and I actually look forward to going. It is a great environment and you're lucky if you have the pleasure of attending.

  • (6 years ago)

    Kentwood is probably the best school within KSD with possibly some competition with Kentridge. Located near Covington Library and has one of the cleanest tennis courts around. Teachers are incredibly well especially the AP and honors teachers. Plenty of great clubs and diversity. Only factor I would say is possibly the safety (expect this in every high school). The environment around is great.

  • (6 years ago)

    Kentwood is an extraordinary school the sports programs are unmatched within the distrcit and the state. The teachers are very involved with assisting all youth regardless of anything. NO set backs at this school. Principal is awesome and safety is not an issue here the school is very much involved in student safety. this is a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Kentwood is a great place to receive an education. The sports at Kentwood High School are one of the best. All the sports are extravagant and they CONQUEROR the competition. Quality of academic programs are high and there is a large variety to choose from. Overall Kentwood is a positive learning environment and one of the best schools in Washington State.

  • (8 years ago)

    From a senior student Kentwood HS has exceeded my wildest expectations. Growing up in a world where every experience is commercialized on the television I was pleased to find that high school isn't as nasty as I feared. The teachers - they genuinely care and I was easily able to befriend them. Most even have a sense of humor. My favorite teacher of all is perhaps Mr. Harrison the Orchestra teacher. I've been in Orchestra for 4 years under him and our music program keeps getting better and better. A year ago we won a Grammy (at HS level) in conjuction with the choir and band. Sports - as Captain of this year's girl's swim team and an avid participant in judo I can say that sports are awesome. Parent involvement I know less about - but the administrative staff are helpful and can make it happen for you.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school. Highly educated and caring teachers. There's a wide number of clubs/sports to choose from. Parental involvement is always encouraged and recommended.

  • (10 years ago)

    Kentwood High School offers a welcoming environment to students staff and parents alike. The staff is knowledeable driven and nuturing. Many of them consistently go above and beyond what is expected of them. The Kentwood PTA comprises a wonderful hard-working group of volunteers! They see to it that the kids and staff have many opportunities that would otherwise be missed. Kentwood has an excellent sports program and in fact the varsity boys basketball team just won the 4A State Championships! The gals in the front office especially Gina are friendly helpful and accommodating. The counseling office does a wonderful job especially Mark Owen and it offers a myriad of helpful information. The same goes for the career center. A wonderful driver's safety course is available and the elective courses as well as the technical programs are varied and interesting. My family is proud to be part of the Kentwood Community.

  • (10 years ago)

    Kentwood is a great school for athletes and students who want to go to good colleges post-high school. However this school lacks of diversity. The teachers are great and do assign a lot of homework but they will always explain things clearly so homework should be a snap. Teachers at Kentwood are very kind and always willing to help. Overall Kentwood is a great school it just need more of a diverse atmosphere.

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