Basic District Facts
There are 28 elementary schools in the Kent School District.
Grades K-3 have a target classroom size of 25 students, and cannot exceed 29. Grades 4-6 have a target classroom size of 29 students, and cannot exceed 32. Extra assistance is available to teachers when enrollment exceeds target class sizes.
There are 6 middle schools in the Kent School District.
Grades 7-8 have a daily target load of 145 students per teacher. When class load limits are surpassed, additional assistance is provided through guest-teacher support. One of our KSD middle schools features a tech academy dedicated to transforming education through technology.
There are 4 high schools in the Kent School District.
Grades 9-12 have a daily target load of 155 students per teacher. When class load limits are surpassed, additional assistance is provided through guest-teacher support. One of our KSD high schools features a tech academy dedicated to transforming education through technology.
There are 3 academy schools in the Kent School District.
These unique schools are a blend of multiple grade levels in one learning environment. Some academies have grades 3-12, some only secondary students. Academy schools assist students with general education and credit retrieval. Our newest academy gives students who have dropped out a second chance to earn a high school diploma or GED.
The Kent School District encompasses approximately 71 square miles. This includes a large area of Kent, a significant portion of unincorporated King County, all of Covington, and portions of Auburn, Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Renton, and SeaTac. Because the Kent School District expands to include so many different communities, the population of students and staff reflect that diversity.
Ten Years of Change
Over the past ten years, the Kent School District has seen increased enrollment as well as a shift in student population demographics.
Each fall, Kent School District’s secondary schools work in conjunction with the IT department to deploy laptops to each student in the One-to-One Laptop Initiative. In the fall of 2012, over 9000 laptops were distributed over the course of just a few weeks. Kent voter-approved technology levies have funded 100% of the laptop purchases, as well as many other important initiatives. The Kent School District views the use of electronic resources as central to the delivery of its educational program and expects that all students will use electronic resources as an essential part of their learning experiences.
Grades 7-10 have a 1:1 ratio.
Grades 11-12 have a 1.8:1 ratio.