Meeker Middle School

Summary:

Meeker Middle School is a public middle school located in Renton, Washington, serving 603 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Kent School District, which is ranked 137 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Academically, Meeker Middle School faces some challenges. Its test scores in English Language Arts, Math, and Science are generally lower than the state and district averages. The school's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, with Asian and multi-racial students performing relatively well, but African American and Hispanic students lagging behind. With 73.63% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, Meeker Middle School has a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, which may contribute to its academic struggles. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated but has generally been in the bottom half of Washington middle schools, receiving a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

When compared to nearby schools in the Kent School District, such as Northwood Middle School and Mattson Middle School, Meeker Middle School's performance is generally lower, with higher test scores and better overall rankings. Addressing the issues of equity and opportunity for underperforming student populations, as well as exploring ways to improve the school's resources and student-teacher ratio, will be crucial for Meeker Middle School to enhance its educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 12600 SE 192nd St
       Renton, WA  98058-7610


(253) 373-7284

District: Kent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
297th of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,907 Help


Students who attend Meeker Middle School usually attend:

High:    Kentridge High School

Feeder schools for Meeker Middle School:

Elementary:    Emerald Park Elementary School
    George T. Daniel Elementary School
    Glenridge Elementary
    Panther Lake Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  603

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
28.0%
White:
21.4%
Hispanic:
20.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Meeker Middle School ranks worse than 55.1% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked middle schools in the Kent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Meeker Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (28%), White (21.4%), Hispanic (20.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meeker Middle School is 18.7. 4 middle schools in the Kent School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meeker Middle School is $16,907, which is the lowest among 6 middle schools in the Kent School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meeker Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Meeker Middle School 297th of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Meeker Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Kent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kent School District 137th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Meeker Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.56 163rd 421 61.3%
2005 51.68 214th 425 49.6%
2006 63.18 147th 449 67.3%
2007 55.80 191st 463 58.7%
2008 44.81 264th 466 43.3%
2009 39.37 304th 476 36.1%
2010 44.15 284th 483 41.2%
2011 47.48 268th 492 45.5%
2012 57.35 195th 497 60.8%
2013 43.91 289th 498 42.0%
2015 41.19 252nd 445 43.4%
2016 43.54 249th 443 43.8%
2017 50.47 224th 435 48.5%
2018 41.99 250th 437 42.8%
2019 41.23 307th 512 40.0%
2021 47.38 256th 529 51.6%
2022 45.90 257th 541 52.5%
2023 41.15 297th 539 44.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.32 154th 246 37.4%
2021 51.72 110th 250 56.0%
2022 68.62 70th 257 72.8%
2023 60.39 84th 244 65.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.81 53rd 135 60.7%
2019 29.93 69th 100 31.0%
2021 28.56 35th 50 30.0%
2022 30.37 42nd 63 33.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.10 196th 268 26.9%
2021 32.99 141st 210 32.9%
2022 35.28 119th 199 40.2%
2023 32.12 109th 167 34.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.58 217th 349 37.8%
2019 43.45 259th 448 42.2%
2021 63.99 109th 458 76.2%
2022 50.95 190th 475 60.0%
2023 50.28 214th 463 53.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.14 224th 376 40.4%
2019 46.50 248th 452 45.1%
2021 55.36 189th 469 59.7%
2022 54.18 188th 479 60.8%
2023 42.65 257th 464 44.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.84 234th 371 36.9%
2019 35.08 293rd 453 35.3%
2021 39.54 278th 476 41.6%
2022 36.73 293rd 480 39.0%
2023 37.89 290th 470 38.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.50 82nd 123 33.3%
2019 38.36 95th 152 37.5%
2021 34.43 95th 149 36.2%
2022 33.97 107th 161 33.5%
2023 38.38 89th 145 38.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.36 37th 66 43.9%
2019 37.38 68th 111 38.7%
2021 48.67 48th 106 54.7%
2022 39.17 60th 104 42.3%
2023 24.34 76th 96 20.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.52 115th 259 55.6%
2019 42.07 197th 344 42.7%
2021 39.80 196th 353 44.5%
2022 33.79 237th 360 34.2%
2023 38.92 188th 336 44.0%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 84.00 2nd 20 90.0%
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Rank History for White students at Meeker Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.25 239th 325 26.5%
2019 34.79 332nd 470 29.4%
2021 55.72 200th 480 58.3%
2022 51.12 224th 488 54.1%
2023 39.59 288th 488 41.0%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Meeker Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a parent
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Open Quote Very lazy administration here. They allow rampant bullying and threats towards students and the bully is never held accountable. They do not want to hear out the students who are being bullied and do not take their complaints seriously. This school is an extremely unsafe environment. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Open Quote Meeker is hella awesome Close Quote



Enrollment information for Meeker Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 707 38 82 7 8 n/a n/a 0 842
1989 718 34 84 7 4 n/a n/a 0 847
1990 767 41 91 10 7 n/a n/a 0 916
1991 765 40 100 11 9 n/a n/a 0 925
1992 813 25 107 14 11 n/a n/a 0 970
1993 818 39 119 20 6 n/a n/a 0 1002
1994 833 33 132 25 7 n/a n/a 0 1030
1995 865 52 150 22 5 n/a n/a 0 1094
1996 865 52 150 22 5 n/a n/a 0 1094
1997 582 42 111 13 3 n/a n/a 0 751
1998 505 46 105 25 4 n/a n/a 0 685
1999 541 42 115 19 7 n/a n/a 0 724
2000 526 44 120 22 10 n/a n/a 0 722
2001 568 63 133 39 10 n/a n/a 0 813
2002 573 75 179 48 9 n/a n/a 0 884
2003 573 75 179 48 9 n/a n/a 0 884
2004 532 70 187 50 7 n/a n/a 0 846
2005 386 78 174 63 11 n/a n/a 11 723
2006 312 66 131 34 9 n/a n/a 19 571
2007 261 68 145 38 9 n/a n/a 27 548
2008 297 99 162 52 7 n/a n/a 37 654
2009 279 99 163 66 9 n/a n/a 39 655
2010 248 118 165 81 9 n/a n/a 44 665
2011 212 114 147 94 10 20 35 0 632
2012 224 106 146 115 4 16 43 0 654
2013 198 136 147 123 3 16 55 0 678
2014 163 135 181 119 4 16 61 0 679
2015 174 138 176 125 3 16 51 0 683
2016 180 112 159 119 0 14 45 0 629
2017 146 89 172 139 0 16 46 0 608
2018 145 88 183 120 0 15 51 0 602
2019 157 99 185 121 1 10 61 0 634
2020 147 114 225 144 1 21 63 0 715
2021 152 101 213 151 2 17 61 0 697
2022 134 109 184 136 0 20 54 0 637
2023 129 116 169 122 0 22 45 0 603

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Meeker Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 842 38.0 22.1 0
1989 847 40.0 21.1 n/a
1990 916 40.8 22.4 0
1991 925 43.1 21.4 n/a
1992 970 42.8 22.6 n/a
1993 1002 46.5 21.5 n/a
1994 1030 47.7 21.6 n/a
1995 1094 48.6 22.5 n/a
1996 1094 48.6 22.5 n/a
1997 751 36.0 20.9 n/a
1998 685 30.4 22.5 n/a
1999 724 34.1 21.2 n/a
2000 722 33.2 21.7 n/a
2001 813 34.4 23.6 n/a
2002 884 42.2 20.9 29.3
2003 884 42.2 20.9 29.3
2004 846 38.0 22.3 32.4
2005 723 37.6 19.2 41.4
2006 571 28.4 20.1 37.9
2007 548 25.2 21.7 40.7
2008 654 32.8 19.9 56.1
2009 655 32.8 20.0 52.1
2010 665 33.8 19.6 59.9
2011 632 32.8 19.2 36.4
2012 654 31.6 20.6 55.7
2013 678 33.5 20.2 59.6
2014 679 n/a n/a 64.4
2015 683 34.0 20.0 61.2
2016 629 32.0 19.6 63.1
2017 608 31.6 19.1 63.5
2018 602 29.9 20.0 58
2019 634 32.5 19.4 56.9
2020 715 32.8 21.7 55
2021 697 34.8 19.9 56.8
2022 637 35.2 18.0 62.8
2023 603 32.1 18.7 73.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Meeker Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 842 38.0 22.1 0
1989 847 40.0 21.1 n/a
1990 916 40.8 22.4 0
1991 925 43.1 21.4 n/a
1992 970 42.8 22.6 n/a
1993 1002 46.5 21.5 n/a
1994 1030 47.7 21.6 n/a
1995 1094 48.6 22.5 n/a
1996 1094 48.6 22.5 n/a
1997 751 36.0 20.9 n/a
1998 685 30.4 22.5 n/a
1999 724 34.1 21.2 n/a
2000 722 33.2 21.7 n/a
2001 813 34.4 23.6 n/a
2002 884 42.2 20.9 29.3
2003 884 42.2 20.9 29.3
2004 846 38.0 22.3 32.4
2005 723 37.6 19.2 41.4
2006 571 28.4 20.1 37.9
2007 548 25.2 21.7 40.7
2008 654 32.8 19.9 56.1
2009 655 32.8 20.0 52.1
2010 665 33.8 19.6 59.9
2011 632 32.8 19.2 36.4
2012 654 31.6 20.6 55.7
2013 678 33.5 20.2 59.6
2014 679 n/a n/a 64.4
2015 683 34.0 20.0 61.2
2016 629 32.0 19.6 63.1
2017 608 31.6 19.1 63.5
2018 602 29.9 20.0 58
2019 634 32.5 19.4 56.9
2020 715 32.8 21.7 55
2021 697 34.8 19.9 56.8
2022 637 35.2 18.0 62.8
2023 603 32.1 18.7 73.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Meeker Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201991.7%0.2%0.2%2.5%98.8%98.1%98.6%98.8%98.8%98.6%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Meeker Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $356 (2.6%) $13,375 (97.4%) $13,731
2020 n/a $8,399 (100.0%) $8,399
2021 $352 (2.3%) $14,863 (97.7%) $15,215
2022 $416 (2.5%) $16,491 (97.5%) $16,907

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Meeker Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 307th of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 297th of 539 Middle schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Meeker Middle School)52.151.2
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)56.149.1
 7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (Meeker Middle School)38.335.2
 3.1%
   7th Grade Math (Kent School District)42.235.2
 7%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Meeker Middle School)60.143.4
 16.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kent School District)53.445.7
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (Meeker Middle School)50.434.4
 16%
   8th Grade Math (Kent School District)42.427.6
 14.8%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Meeker Middle School)46.635.7
 10.9%
   8th Grade Science (Kent School District)4635.7
 10.4%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Meeker Middle School)55.747
 8.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Kent School District)57.448.1
 9.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Meeker Middle School)43.734.8
 8.9%
   All Grades Math (Kent School District)47.135.7
 11.4%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Meeker Middle School)46.635.7
 10.9%
   All Grades Science (Kent School District)47.943.3
 4.6%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students634603
 4.9%
African American99116
 17.2%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian185169
 8.6%
Hispanic121122
 0.8%
Pacific Islander1022
 120%
White157129
 17.8%
Two or More Races6145
 26.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.9%73.6%
 16.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Meeker Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 603 students attended Meeker Middle School.

Meeker Middle School ranks 297th of 539 Washington middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Meeker Middle School usually go on to attend Kentridge High School

Students at Meeker Middle School are 28% Asian, 21% White, 20% Hispanic, 19% African American, 7% Two or more races, 4% Pacific Islander.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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