East Hill Elementary School

9825 South 240th, Kent, WA 98031
(253) 373-7455

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 531 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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 2014
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Hill Elementary School is a public middle school in Kent. The principal of East Hill Elementary School is Daxa Thomas. 531 students go to East Hill Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 76% of the 531 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at East Hill Elementary School is 17:1. Mill Creek Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 17%
Hispanic 26% 19%
Asian 25% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has attended for one year. I had very low expectations for this school but was pleasantly surprised at the work they put in to meet or exceed the state standard for reading and math. My 5 year old was reading within a month. They teach good mannerisms and have tons of incentives for the children which keeps them striving to learn and to be good to their classmates. I do have to say that sometimes the commication between staff and parents is lacking at times and it's highly annoying but I know my child is striving and is safe.

  • (1 year ago)

    It has been a year that my child has attended this school. She left a school in a "better neighborhood" because of bullying issues that were not dealt with at her prior school. I could not be happier with her education. She has many friends and super caring teachers. She loves going to school and being part of the school choir and after school soccer program. Although the school has a highly transient population which means she has classmates who come from disadvantaged backgrounds this has not affected her academics. In fact because she loves school her academics have improved. She even scored in the exceeds standards range for standardized state testing. Moving her to East Hill was the best move we could make. It is an amazing place of learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    This has to be one of the worst schools I have ever seen. It needs to be torned down. My children started there and within 3 months I removed them. The teachers just seem to not care to me. My children were in 2nd and 3rd and they HATED IT.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 kids who go to East Hill in grades 3 and 6. The 6th grade teacher is excellent. There is a lot of diversity here which is great culturally but puts a lot of pressure on the teachers in terms of planning and classroom management. This translates to lower classroom expectations and teaching standards in my opinion. The test scores are abysmal here among the lowest in the state. On the upside I think the staff are generally helpful especially the principal. Unfortunately this is not enough.

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