Strategic Goals

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Our Mission

To provide a safe environment in which every student reaches his or her highest potential and graduates well prepared for success in post-secondary education, work and life.

North Star Goals

Our first priority is the safety of Kennewick School District students and staff.

  • Ninety percent of students report that they feel safe at school on our annual student safety survey.
  • Annually, reportable injuries by staff are held to fewer than 40, and accepted claims are held to fewer than 45.

Our commitment is to the academic achievement of all students.

  • Eighty percent of incoming kindergarten students enter prepared for kindergarten as measured by the district’s Kindergarten Readiness Test.
  • Ninety percent of third-graders read at grade level by the end of their third grade year.
  • Seventy-five percent of students who are below grade level in reading and math are caught up within three years.
  • Algebra 1-2 will become the standard eighth grade math class and 90 percent of students in grades three through 10 meet grade-level standards in math.
  • The Kennewick School District is in the 75th percentile of all districts in achieving growth for its students.

Our focus is to graduate all students prepared for post-secondary education, work and life

  • The five-year cohort graduation rate for the district is at least 90 percent.
  • Students continue to have opportunities to participate in co-curricular programs and both competitive and non-competitive extra-curricular programs.
  • Eighty-five percent of parents state that Kennewick School District provided their student with the opportunity to prepare for their declared post-secondary education, training and work objectives.

Our pledge is to employ a world-class staff and operate in a fiscally sound, customer-focused manner.

  • Professional development, training and growth opportunities for staff are offered on a continual basis.
  • The Kennewick School District maintains an unreserved, undesignated fund balance that is at least 5 percent of the total budget.