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About This School

Aki Kurose Middle School is a public middle school in Seattle. The principal of Aki Kurose Middle School is Mia Williams. 587 students attend Aki Kurose Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 81% of the 587 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Aki Kurose Middle School is 16:1. Mercer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 49% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 22%
Asian 32% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I've been a student at Aki Kurose Middle School since the 6th grade. Just being honest but I'm really offended by the negative comments being made by people who haven't even given the school a chance. Aki Kurose has everything that you look for in a good school; diversity good education system wonderful teachers bright students and a vibrant community. I recommend not listening to the people who say "no learning is being done there." Yes there are some kids who aren't always on task but that's their own decision. Are you really going to judge a school by those few kids who refuse to cooperate? Don't worry about them... just worry about how YOUR child is behaving. Okay I won't lie. I had my doubts about this school before I enrolled. This was because I was once like you... paying attention to the negative instead of the positive. If I knew about how much fun I would end up having then I would have quickly withdrew any doubts. The staff and the whole school in general deserve much more credit...

  • (9 months ago)

    Don't believe what you have heard about this school. My student was assigned to Aki for the 2013-2014 school year and I was dead set against it. Despite that we decided to meet with the principal and take a tour. We were completely blown away. The staff at Aki are an amazing group of people who really want to be there and want their students to succeed. There is a huge variety of support partnerships and opportunities for students and families. The school had a really bad reputation in the past but the turn-around orchestrated by the principal and her staff are incredible. They could certainly use more resources but they really pull out all the stops in engaging and challenging their students. I am so glad we gave it a chance. I could only give one star for parent envolvement but that is not due to lack of effort from the staff. They go out of their way to encourage parents to be involved.

  • (2 years ago)

    Aki is an AMAZING school!!! TBH Aki has some bad students but overall we care about eachother to a whole other extent. I admit back then aki was horrible but now it has an amazing diversity.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is terrible. Things happen at this school that should never happen at any school...teachers are below average and students are regularly bullied. Lots of social and community issues (drugs violence) are reflective of this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    No leadership at this school. No parent involvement. Chaos. The worst middle school in SPS.

  • (3 years ago)

    Aki kurose is one of the most best schools ever! It may be filled with SOME bad kids but the learning is also great! It has a strong sports program as well as high-spirited dedicative students. The teachers have the students' love as well. This is a school of great potential and compassion!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the diversity of the students. The staff is always open to community partners. This is a true community school.

  • (3 years ago)

    the kids ahve lots of potential but need funding

  • (4 years ago)

    I hate Aki Kurose there is no learning done their. The school is filled up with both bad kids and kids that don't care about their education. It doesn't even have anything good about it at school they have disgusting dances where kids contact others in inappropriate areas. Also even if you are in the honors program it's not even close to being at a good school in the regular education program. Heard of the test scores? I think you have everyone just streaks at the name when i tell them what school i go to and I'm not at all proud of it at all!

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