Facts and Figures

Kennewick schools -- a tradition of excellence in education 


  • Kennewick School District is the 17th largest district in the state of Washington
  • 28 different school sites, including elementary, middle, high, choice options (alternative), and pre schools
  • 53.2% of students qualify free or reduced-priced meals (as of October 1, 2014)
  • The range between the school with the fewest number of students qualifying for free and reduced-priced meals and the highest number of students qualifying is 13% to 95%
  • Served 2,139 bi-lingual students during the 2013-14 school year
  • Since 2009, Kennewick schools have won Washington Achievement Awards 18 times
  • Kennewick is located in southeast Washington and is part of the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland). The population of Kennewick is 73,917 (Source: 2010 Census)

Student Enrollment as of October 1, 2015

18,043 Headcount 
17,561 Full-Time Equivalency (FTE)

Staffing as of October 1, 2014

Classified Staff - 961
Paraeducators, secretaries, managers, bus drivers, nutrition service workers, maintenance personnel, custodians, etc.

Certificated Staff - 1,023
Teachers, counselors, librarians, program specialists, etc.

Certificated Administration - 60
School principals, assistant principals and central administration.

Total Staff: 2,044


Pre School - 1
Keewaydin Discovery Center (Ages 0-5 who qualify for special services)

Elementary Schools - 14
Amistad, Canyon View, Cascade, Cottonwood, Eastgate, Edison, Hawthorne, Lincoln, Ridge View, Southgate, Sunset View, Vista, Washington, and Westgate

High Schools - 3
Kamiakin, Kennewick and Southridge

Middle Schools - 4
Desert Hills, Highlands, Horse Heaven Hills, and Park

Alternative and Choice Schools - 6
Tri-Tech Skills Center (grades 9-12), Legacy High School & Legacy On-Line (grades 9-12), Phoenix (project-based program), Mid-Columbia Partnership (homeschool program for grades K-12), Delta High School (STEM program currently located in Richland on the CBC campus), and the Juvenile Justice Center.