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Annual Report

Principal: Deborah McCarson

Associate Principals: Julie Dixon

Mascot: Panther

Colors: Purple and White

District Mission:

Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.

School Funding

District General Fund Budget: $318.4 million

District Per Pupil Expenditure: $10,766 per pupil

Building Budget for this school: $106,864

2015-2016 District Expenditures

Student Demographics

# of students, October 2015: 587

# of teachers: 40

Teachers with at least a Master’s Degree: 65.0%

Unexcused absence rate: 0.3%

School Mission:

To create a community-connected environment that promotes each student's academic and personal success.

School Description

Kirkland Middle School (KiMS) is a 6-8 Middle School that serves approx. 570 students. We are small enough to know our students well. This fact in turn supports the important concept of a more personalized educational environment for our students. Through our peer mentor program, each sixth grader is matched with a 7th or 8th grade mentor to help them navigate the first few months of Middle School. We continue our school-wide Bully Prevention Program during our Panther Pride Time, four days a week. We still enjoy our extensive building remodel, which supports and promotes our emphasis on collaboration among staff and students.

As always, our focus is on providing every student with the opportunity to progress, advance and experience personally challenging work.