McKnight Middle School

Summary:

McKnight Middle School is a public middle school located in Renton, Washington, serving 861 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Renton School District, which is ranked 139 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

McKnight Middle School has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 24.39% White, 8.36% African American, 31.71% Hispanic, 25.2% Asian, and 9.64% two or more races. This diversity is higher than some nearby schools like Tyee Middle School and Maywood Middle School, which have higher concentrations of Asian and White students. However, McKnight's academic performance, as measured by state test scores, is generally lower than the state and district averages, particularly in English Language Arts and Math. The school performs relatively well for Asian students but struggles with Hispanic and English Language Learner students.

McKnight Middle School also has a higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 51.8% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to nearby schools like Tyee Middle School (15.34%) and Maywood Middle School (16.4%). This, combined with the school's declining performance over the years, suggests that McKnight may need additional funding and resources to support student learning and address any potential socioeconomic barriers.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1200 Edmonds Ave NE
       Renton, WA  98056-2763


(425) 204-3600

District: Renton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
272nd of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,714 Help


Students who attend McKnight Middle School usually attend:

High:    Hazen Senior High School

Feeder schools for McKnight Middle School:

Elementary:    Highlands Elementary School
    Kennydale Elementary School
    Maplewood Heights Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.7 Help
Number of students:  861

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
31.7%
Asian:
25.2%
White:
24.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.8% Help


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Compare Details McKnight Middle School ranks worse than 50.5% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at McKnight Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (31.7%), Asian (25.2%), White (24.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McKnight Middle School is 19.7, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McKnight Middle School is $16,714. 2 middle schools in the Renton School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McKnight Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks McKnight Middle School 272nd of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See McKnight Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Renton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Renton School District 139th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McKnight Middle School

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Rank History for all students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 40.53 270th 421 35.9%
2005 41.28 270th 425 36.5%
2006 40.53 283rd 449 37.0%
2007 52.69 211th 463 54.4%
2008 48.58 237th 466 49.1%
2009 51.58 229th 476 51.9%
2010 62.55 164th 483 66.0%
2011 60.25 176th 492 64.2%
2012 55.41 210th 497 57.7%
2013 63.78 174th 498 65.1%
2015 76.88 80th 445 82.0%
2016 75.57 91st 443 79.5%
2017 67.22 134th 435 69.2%
2018 62.38 152nd 437 65.2%
2019 52.17 238th 512 53.5%
2021 46.23 271st 529 48.8%
2022 45.44 267th 541 50.6%
2023 44.04 272nd 539 49.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.46 64th 166 61.4%
2019 64.37 84th 246 65.9%
2021 42.29 136th 250 45.6%
2022 32.69 171st 257 33.5%
2023 34.82 164th 244 32.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.18 75th 135 44.4%
2019 29.20 71st 100 29.0%
2022 25.13 48th 63 23.8%
2023 21.61 44th 57 22.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.28 162nd 268 39.6%
2019 24.22 197th 231 14.7%
2021 30.37 153rd 210 27.1%
2022 23.15 169th 199 15.1%
2023 29.75 114th 167 31.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.74 160th 349 54.2%
2019 33.68 322nd 448 28.1%
2021 27.54 353rd 458 22.9%
2022 28.57 367th 475 22.7%
2023 30.54 328th 463 29.2%
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Rank History for Female students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.03 166th 376 55.9%
2019 53.34 204th 452 54.9%
2021 49.94 216th 469 53.9%
2022 43.62 256th 479 46.6%
2023 46.91 226th 464 51.3%
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Rank History for Male students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.37 112th 371 69.8%
2019 49.46 218th 453 51.9%
2021 43.39 251st 476 47.3%
2022 45.61 230th 480 52.1%
2023 38.56 286th 470 39.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.80 35th 123 71.5%
2019 68.26 46th 152 69.7%
2021 66.69 48th 149 67.8%
2022 62.90 55th 161 65.8%
2023 56.73 59th 145 59.3%
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Rank History for African American students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.36 63rd 111 43.2%
2021 38.75 63rd 106 40.6%
2022 34.95 65th 104 37.5%
2023 36.86 61st 96 36.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.17 168th 259 35.1%
2019 20.11 295th 344 14.2%
2021 13.86 344th 353 2.5%
2022 17.39 318th 360 11.7%
2023 19.01 289th 336 14.0%
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Rank History for White students at McKnight Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.27 87th 325 73.2%
2019 78.18 83rd 470 82.3%
2021 62.93 151st 480 68.5%
2022 57.81 181st 488 62.9%
2023 54.66 197th 488 59.6%
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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 McKnight Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 664 58 57 11 16 n/a n/a 0 806
1989 615 60 57 13 17 n/a n/a 0 762
1990 629 88 61 12 13 n/a n/a 0 803
1991 603 97 69 20 19 n/a n/a 0 808
1992 571 71 77 25 14 n/a n/a 0 758
1993 610 85 75 21 12 n/a n/a 0 803
1994 599 100 73 25 13 n/a n/a 0 810
1995 554 124 113 42 17 n/a n/a 0 850
1996 554 124 113 42 17 n/a n/a 0 850
1997 536 94 95 41 16 n/a n/a 0 782
1998 715 81 111 27 18 n/a n/a 0 952
1999 697 70 123 34 15 n/a n/a 0 939
2000 672 62 127 50 16 n/a n/a 0 927
2001 653 75 153 76 15 n/a n/a 0 972
2002 645 88 181 103 15 n/a n/a 0 1032
2003 645 88 181 103 15 n/a n/a 0 1032
2004 662 81 164 130 10 n/a n/a 0 1047
2005 673 113 170 148 5 n/a n/a 0 1109
2006 627 102 187 157 6 n/a n/a 0 1079
2007 612 94 204 180 14 n/a n/a 0 1104
2008 568 113 231 198 14 n/a n/a 0 1124
2009 559 126 275 207 14 n/a n/a 0 1181
2010 506 114 271 214 7 n/a n/a 0 1112
2011 486 103 307 251 6 1 7 0 1161
2012 467 112 304 236 7 2 21 0 1149
2013 475 112 330 262 8 1 43 0 1231
2014 446 89 352 271 7 5 50 0 1220
2015 419 85 355 278 7 10 51 0 1205
2016 404 72 364 312 5 5 63 0 1225
2017 441 72 376 300 4 6 71 0 1270
2018 226 57 220 312 0 2 56 0 873
2019 206 67 220 290 1 7 74 0 865
2020 212 100 230 306 0 7 75 0 930
2021 230 85 224 292 1 7 81 1 921
2022 230 82 219 266 1 5 85 0 888
2023 210 72 217 273 1 5 83 0 861

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 McKnight Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 806 38.0 21.2 0
1989 762 36.0 21.1 n/a
1990 803 38.0 21.1 0
1991 808 39.1 20.6 n/a
1992 758 34.9 21.7 n/a
1993 803 36.6 21.9 n/a
1994 810 35.9 22.6 n/a
1995 850 37.5 22.7 n/a
1996 850 37.5 22.7 n/a
1997 782 38.3 20.4 n/a
1998 952 43.5 21.9 n/a
1999 939 42.6 22.0 n/a
2000 927 43.8 21.2 n/a
2001 972 45.7 21.3 n/a
2002 1032 44.9 23.0 29
2003 1032 44.9 23.0 29
2004 1047 45.0 23.3 35.2
2005 1109 44.8 24.8 34.7
2006 1079 53.0 20.4 33.2
2007 1104 53.0 20.8 32.6
2008 1124 54.0 20.8 31.5
2009 1181 54.0 21.9 33.3
2010 1112 55.1 20.1 42.2
2011 1161 53.6 21.6 43.4
2012 1149 51.5 22.2 42.6
2013 1231 54.1 22.7 44.2
2014 1220 n/a n/a 41.7
2015 1205 52.0 23.1 41.1
2016 1225 53.0 23.1 43.3
2017 1270 57.9 21.9 39.2
2018 873 38.9 22.4 50.9
2019 865 42.8 20.2 49.8
2020 930 43.3 21.4 51.4
2021 921 43.2 21.2 47.7
2022 888 45.1 19.6 44.8
2023 861 43.7 19.7 51.8

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 McKnight Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 806 38.0 21.2 0
1989 762 36.0 21.1 n/a
1990 803 38.0 21.1 0
1991 808 39.1 20.6 n/a
1992 758 34.9 21.7 n/a
1993 803 36.6 21.9 n/a
1994 810 35.9 22.6 n/a
1995 850 37.5 22.7 n/a
1996 850 37.5 22.7 n/a
1997 782 38.3 20.4 n/a
1998 952 43.5 21.9 n/a
1999 939 42.6 22.0 n/a
2000 927 43.8 21.2 n/a
2001 972 45.7 21.3 n/a
2002 1032 44.9 23.0 29
2003 1032 44.9 23.0 29
2004 1047 45.0 23.3 35.2
2005 1109 44.8 24.8 34.7
2006 1079 53.0 20.4 33.2
2007 1104 53.0 20.8 32.6
2008 1124 54.0 20.8 31.5
2009 1181 54.0 21.9 33.3
2010 1112 55.1 20.1 42.2
2011 1161 53.6 21.6 43.4
2012 1149 51.5 22.2 42.6
2013 1231 54.1 22.7 44.2
2014 1220 n/a n/a 41.7
2015 1205 52.0 23.1 41.1
2016 1225 53.0 23.1 43.3
2017 1270 57.9 21.9 39.2
2018 873 38.9 22.4 50.9
2019 865 42.8 20.2 49.8
2020 930 43.3 21.4 51.4
2021 921 43.2 21.2 47.7
2022 888 45.1 19.6 44.8
2023 861 43.7 19.7 51.8

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.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

McKnight Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201894.2%1.0%1.0%1.3%2.6%96.8%96.1%97.1%96.1%97.4%97.4%
201989.8%0.4%1.7%1.0%1.2%96.2%93.2%97.1%95.8%97.2%93.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

McKnight Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201990.5%0.6%1.6%1.3%98.3%98.2%98.6%98.0%98.5%98.3%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $611 (4.4%) $13,384 (95.6%) $13,995
2020 $303 (3.4%) $8,596 (96.6%) $8,898
2021 $852 (5.8%) $13,712 (94.1%) $14,565
2022 $1,061 (6.3%) $15,653 (93.7%) $16,714

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McKnight Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 238th of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 272nd of 539 Middle schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (McKnight Middle School)51.141.6
 9.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)49.338
 11.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.847.9
 9.9%
6th Grade Math (McKnight Middle School)44.136.2
 8%
   6th Grade Math (Renton School District)40.129
 11.1%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.738.1
 9.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McKnight Middle School)58.745.2
 13.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)59.242.9
 16.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (McKnight Middle School)51.836.9
 14.9%
   7th Grade Math (Renton School District)48.232.3
 15.9%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McKnight Middle School)59.246.8
 12.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)51.341.1
 10.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (McKnight Middle School)58.937.1
 21.8%
   8th Grade Math (Renton School District)42.729.5
 13.2%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (McKnight Middle School)53.442.8
 10.6%
   8th Grade Science (Renton School District)4537.6
 7.5%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (McKnight Middle School)56.344.6
 11.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Renton School District)55.245.7
 9.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (McKnight Middle School)51.536.7
 14.7%
   All Grades Math (Renton School District)47.237
 10.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (McKnight Middle School)53.442.8
 10.6%
   All Grades Science (Renton School District)47.841.6
 6.2%
   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 Students865861
 0.5%
African American6772
 7.5%
American Indian11
Asian220217
 1.4%
Hispanic290273
 5.9%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
White206210
 1.9%
Two or More Races7483
 12.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.8%51.8%
 2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 861 students attended McKnight Middle School.

McKnight Middle School ranks 272nd of 539 Washington middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at McKnight Middle School are 32% Hispanic, 25% Asian, 24% White, 10% Two or more races, 8% African American.

Students who attend McKnight Middle School usually go on to attend Hazen Senior High School


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