Kennewick School District, Washington
|Kennewick School District|
|Number of schools:||25|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Dawn Adams|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in district
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
Kennewick lags behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.7%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Kennewick's median income at $49,299 while the state median income was $58,890. Kennewick had a poverty rate of 15.9% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of Kennewick School District is Dave Bond. Bond has served in the position since his appointment in 2008. He was an Assistant Superintendent for the district from 2006 to 2008 and a principal at Kamiakan High School from 2001 to 2006.
The Kennewick School Board consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.
|Kennewick School Board|
|Member||Seat||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the School Board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were on the ballot in November 5, 2013 and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.
Kennewick School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Kennewick School District employed 933 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The current schedule also creates higher starting and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in the district are represented by the Kennewick Education Association (KEA). The current president of KEA is Teri Staudinger.
Schools in district
The district served 16,774 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 7.9% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Kennewick School District operates 25 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Kennewick School District|
|Canyon View Elementary|
|Delta High School|
|Desert Hills Middle School|
|Highlands Middle School|
|Horse Heaven Hills Middle School|
|Kamiakan High School|
|Kennewick High School|
|Legacy High School|
|Mid-Columbia Parent Partnership|
|Park Middle School|
|Phoenix High School|
|Ridge View Elementary|
|Southridge High School|
|Sunset View Elementary|
The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.
Kennewick School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary school level and failed to meet reading and math AYP goals at the middle school level.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on Feb. 23, 2013.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
- Elected Officials
- School Board members are listed with individual email addresses.
- Most current fiscal year audit is posted.
- Audits for the two previous fiscal years are posted.
- Public Records
- Tax levy information is posted.
- Levy presentation to the board is posted.
- Levy history is posted.
- Academic performance information is available in annual reports.
- Background Checks
- Background Check policy is posted.
- Elected Officials
- Telephone numbers and addresses of elected officials are not listed.
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," accessed August 8, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Kennewick," accessed August 8, 2013
- Benton County Elections, "Archived Election Results," accessed August 8, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Washington STEM Education Foundation, "Executive Committee," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Board Policies," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Budget Fiscal Year 2013-2014," accessed December 3, 2013
- Kennewick Education Association, "Salary Allocation Schedule," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick Education Association, "About Us," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Schools," accessed August 8, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed August 6, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Business Office," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Financial Information," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Contact Us," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Document Libraries," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Meeting Minutes," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Human Resources," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Purchasing and Warehouse," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Public Records Policy," June 10, 1992
- Kennewick School District, "Patron Request for Disclosure," accessed August 8, 2013
- Kennewick School District, "Annual Report," accessed August 8, 2013