Kennewick school information

IndexKennewickWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores44%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools281,99179,221
Total private schools454824,874
Total post-secondary schools11477,963
The Kennewick, WA educational system consists of 28 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Kennewick public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 9% lower than than the Washington average and 10% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Kennewick public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.7% have completed high school, 22.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Kennewick are 10% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 28 public schools in Kennewick.
  • 82.6% of people in Kennewick have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.7% of people in Kennewick have completed high school.
  • 22.6% of people in Kennewick have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Kennewick

IndexKennewickWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school81.7%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college59.8%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.7%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.6%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters8.1%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Kennewick (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
West Richland, WA13,40764%29%
West Pasco, WA2,39856%13%
Richland, WA53,22755%12%
Burbank, WA3,13942%15%
Benton City, WA3,19330%39%
Kennewick, WA77,97544%10%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Racine, WI77,93123%53%
Silver Spring, MD78,03834%31%
Mount Pleasant, SC77,90769%41%
Gary, IN77,85842%15%
Bellflower, CA77,68731%37%
Kennewick, WA77,97544%10%
Source: The Kennewick, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.