School Details

Kentridge High School

12430 SE 208th St, Kent, WA 98031
(253) 373-7345
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2263 students 21 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
91%
81%
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85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
20%
19%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kentridge High School is a public high school in East Hill-Meridian. The principal of Kentridge High School is Mike Albrecht. 2,263 students go to Kentridge High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 19% of the 2,263 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kentridge High School is 21:1. Lindbergh 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
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 13%
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 51% 47%
Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 19%
Asian 21% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a 9th grader. the Honors program is amazing and challenging. The teachers in that program are there to teach at a high level. He is also a basketball player. The sports programs are strong and the drama and dance teams are strong too. It is still important to be involved as a parent. Its a large school so take the time to get to know the teachers counselors and principal. Go to parent night. Don't just rely on your student to get things handled they are teenagers )

  • (1 year ago)

    I have been affiliated with KR for several years now and have recently become a freshman. I like the comfortable atmosphere of the school and yet it sometimes feels a little bit to comfortable. I like all of the teachers but i think that the majority of students unfortunately do not apply themselves at all. I feel that the administrators always brag about how great KR is when I can't really understand what they're saying. I still give KR 4 stars because I feel like the teachers make it a great school and the sports programs are up to par with the academic opportunities.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am currently a student in Kentridge High School. I recently moved from Seattle to Kent so it was scary to make new friends. But this school is very diverse (I'm Vietnamese American) so I was able to make friends quickly. I also have a hearing disablity so the teachers were kind enough to check if I get the information properly. Not to mention this school is 33 in the state so you guys should go to this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    i am a student a kentridge and i gotta say its probably the worst school ive been to. First the counselors they never help you with anything its like why are you even working here if you cant help a student out they always say they have more stuff to do then to listen to what students have to say. Making friends is the worst too. They all got there own little groups and will never except a new student. I hope to get into running start so i wont have to see them anymore. Drug use is a Huge problem here to. i was the only one out of 25 students in a class that didnt smoke. seriosly i hate this school if your not involved in anything then well nobody is gonna like you. I still thank God for always being there for me cause nobody else will. I recommend a different school for sure. just cause it looks nice doesnt mean it is.

  • (2 years ago)

    I 'd have to rate this school as terrible mainly based on the counselors. My daughter who lived iwth her mother nearby attended this school for 3 of te 4 years and they were just not there for her. I personally met with one of them during her sophomore year to ask him to be available for my daugter if she came to see him because there was a risk of issues with her moters boyfriend and he told me to my face that he didn't have time to "pay too much attention" to one kid because he had 3000 oter kids to worry about.. The situation I was concerned about materialized a year later and it ruined the rest of my daughters high school experience.. There are 2 or 3 other examples I could share but I think this one should be enough. Parents be real careful about sending your children here.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son goes here and has a learning disability. Since starting here last year he is failing every class. At Kentwood the year before he was on his way to excelling and improving. He was passing all classes with good marks. Whatever they are doing here does not work. There is a lack of communication. I emailed one of his teachers twice and never got a response. Things discussed in meetings with teachers never take place. Hard to watch your child struggle and everything you do to help goes nowhere. I also agree with another student poster about a drug problem there. My other child sees frequent comments on Facebook from other students regarding drugs and also hears things at the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student at this school currently and I do not like it at all. There is definitely a drug problem here and in the past semester we've had 2 trashcans set on fire. I don't feel especially safe here. Few of the teachers care about student success or are willing to work with them so that they can do better. Many of the teachers especially those teaching science and math are not competent and grading policies differ greatly. Also most people here are liberal. I am very conservative and I feel like I can't express my views and thoughts here without experiencing discrimination.

  • (4 years ago)

    poor communication between parent and teachers. Parent involvement is minimal. Teachers are using material inappropriate for high school students.

  • (6 years ago)

    am in kentridge now when i was looking at the class list i was blown away by all the class choices there were. also i looked and this school is rated the number one school in the state. the spirt is awsome there sports are the best and as for acedemics no other school can top us.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school that offers a wide variety of course work and activities.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful students and a great community. I currently attend and the only problems I can find with the school are with the principal and the faculty all together... They just aren't cut out to be teaching. The kids are awesome and have a lot of school spirit. Great after school sports selection and clubs.

  • (7 years ago)

    needs better teachers great cirriculum and a huge selection of after school sports choices.

  • (7 years ago)

    Needs better teachers. Curriculum is great and the students have many activicty choices.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good curriculum. New additions and class space.

  • (9 years ago)

    Programs are very progressive. Crowded classrooms. My children were successful at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school and excellent teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    The Kentridge AP program (Stats Calc AB Calc BC Bio Music Theory Psychology US History Human Geography...and more!) is great! The teachers are helpful and really teach well according to students. The school's history of scores is also phenomenal... they are all posted on the KR website. They avg around 4.0-4.5 for AP calc compared to the national average of around 2 I think? They also offer college english a college level class where college credits can be earned. The administration is alright. They run the school well and the students are happy and spirited. KR also boasts 2 orchestras (one more advanced than the other) jazz band wind ensemble jazz choir and like 2 other choirs. The school PTSA helps run things like dances and other school functions. There are always parents at sporting events too... KR is a very spirited highly academic involved school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I Graduated for Kentridge in 2004. It is a wonderful school. The Staff is very helpful and committed to teaching. It is the best out of the four KSD High Schools.

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