Kent Laboratory Academy

Summary:

Kent Laboratory Academy is an alternative public virtual school serving grades 3-12 in the Kent School District in Washington, with 344 students as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a diverse student body, with a higher percentage of African American, Asian, and Pacific Islander students compared to nearby virtual schools like Internet Academy and Highline Public Schools Virtual Academy.

Kent Laboratory Academy stands out for its strong academic performance, with a 93.0% four-year graduation rate, a relatively low 2.7% dropout rate, and higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, and Science compared to the Kent School District and the state of Washington. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.2, and it spends significantly more per student ($23,616) than the nearby virtual schools.

While Kent Laboratory Academy outperforms the district and state in many areas, it is interesting to note that the nearby H.O.M.E. Program, another alternative public school, outperforms Kent Laboratory Academy in some ELA and Math proficiency measures. Overall, Kent Laboratory Academy is a strong-performing virtual school that offers a diverse and supportive learning environment for its students.


Detail:

Public, Virtual, Alternative 3-12

 10515 SE 208th St
       Kent, WA  98031-2356


(253) 373-7488

District: Kent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
474th of 1,169 Washington Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,616 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

White:
27.9%
Asian:
25.0%
African American:
16.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kent Laboratory Academy ranks better than 59.5% of elementary schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.27. (See more...)
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Compare Details Kent Laboratory Academy ranks better than 81.3% of middle schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.12. (See more...)
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Compare Details Kent Laboratory Academy ranks worse than 50.7% of high schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.06. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Kent Laboratory Academy freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Kent Laboratory Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (27.9%), Asian (25%), African American (16.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kent Laboratory Academy is 14.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kent Laboratory Academy is $23,616.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kent Laboratory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Kent Laboratory Academy 474th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Kent Laboratory Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Kent Laboratory Academy 101st of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Kent Laboratory Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Kent Laboratory Academy 224th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Kent Laboratory Academy in the ranking list.)

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


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Rank History for Kent Laboratory Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.27 474th 1169 59.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.32 26th 1013 97.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.00 388th 1094 64.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 49.28 524th 1099 52.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 37.64 103rd 170 39.4%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Kent Laboratory Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.12 101st 539 81.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.83 26th 463 94.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 71.07 116th 464 75.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.95 107th 470 77.2%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 47.62 77th 145 46.9%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.05 20th 96 79.2%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all high school students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.06 224th 442 49.3%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 51.60 168th 362 53.6%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.80 246th 357 31.1%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.17 122nd 358 65.9%
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Rank History for high school White students at Kent Laboratory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.34 186th 379 50.9%
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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.

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Kent Laboratory Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2022 101 53 60 50 0 2 35 0 301
2023 96 57 86 55 1 9 40 0 344

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 Kent Laboratory Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 301 23.0 13.0 37.2
2023 344 24.0 14.2 43.9

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 Kent Laboratory Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 301 23.0 13.0 37.2
2023 344 24.0 14.2 43.9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kent Laboratory Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2022 $879 (3.7%) $22,736 (96.3%) $23,616

Data source: Washington Department of Education


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Kent Laboratory Academy ranks 474th of 1169 Washington alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Kent Laboratory Academy are 28% White, 25% Asian, 17% African American, 16% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 3% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 344 students attended Kent Laboratory Academy.


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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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