Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity

Community Context

The defining context of 2020 and early 2021 has continued to be the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued movement for racial justice, from which a range of emergent needs, including:

  • Schools are closed
  • Increased trauma, mental health needs among students and families
  • Diverse needs of families, school staff, community partners, and staff are continually shifting and evolving

In addition to these pandemic-related needs, the 21st CCLC grants were intended to provide opportunities for high-quality programming in these communities with a range of assets and needs:

  • The program serves a suburban area of King County with a large low-income, immigrant, and refugee populations
  • Mill Creek Middle School serves a larger proportion of English Language Learners, and Latina/o/x students compared to Kent School District as a whole (Additional data available)
  • Both schools serve a larger proportion of low-income, and Black students compared to Kent School District as a whole. (Additional data available)
  • There is student and family interest in expanded learning programs that provide academic support, enrichment, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities
  • There are limited afterschool opportunities, with limited transportation options to access programs
  • There is high student mobility at both schools
  • Meeker and Mill Creek Middle School student assessment results are below district and state levels in Math and English Language Arts
  • Both schools are Title I schools. As of February 2020:

Table 1: Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes

Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes (from OSPI Report Card
October enrollment, 2020-21

Meeker Middle School

Mill Creek Middle School
Kent School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
Asian 30.6% 15.7% 21.5%
Black/African American 14.5% 18.8% 12.9%
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 21.7% 36.6% 23.1%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 2.4% 6.5% 2.9%
White 21.8% 7.2% 9.7%
Two or more Races 8.8% 15.1% 29.7%
English Learners 15.6% 28.5% 22.0%
Low Income 58.1% 75.9%  52.5%
Students with Disabilities (Special Education) 11.5% 10.7% 11.6% 
SBA ELA - % meeting standard (2018-19) 54.8% 38.4% 56.2%
SBA Math  - % meeting standard (2018-19 43.0% 23.7% 46.1%

Washington School Improvement Framework Status

Support Tier III: Comprehensive Support Tier III: Comprehensive