Kent School District

Kent School District

Kent School District

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The Kent School District #415 includes the cities of Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, parts of the cities of Renton and Black Diamond, and neighboring unincorporated areas in King County, Washington. Covering 73 square miles (189,069,132 m²), the Kent School District has 40 schools (28 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 2 academy schools, and 4 high schools). With 26,891 enrolled students, it is the 4th largest school district in Washington. The district employs 3,389 staff members, of whom 1,687 are teachers.

The school district recently completed a transition from junior high schools to middle schools. The 2004-2005 school year was the first year the ninth grade was at the high school level.

Schools







Elementary schools

Grades K-6

Lawsuits

Mark Iversen vs. Kent School District, et alia

On July 23, 1997, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington filed a lawsuit against the Kent School District and five administrators on behalf of a former student, Mark Iversen. The suit alleged that the Kent School District and the administration failed to protect Iversen against anti-gay harassment. Also named in the suit were Superintendent Jim Hager, Assistant Superintendent Gwen Dupree, Principal Doug Boushey (Kent Junior High), Ben Dillard (Kent-Meridian High School) and Tom Watson (Kentwood High). The school district denied the allegations.

In the suit, Iversen claimed that he was harassed from the 7th grade at Kent Junior High up to high school at Kent-Meridian. He...
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