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

Community Context

From its start in 2016-17, the 21st CCLC program in Kent provided opportunities for high-quality programming in response to the Meeker and Mill Creek communities’ assets and needs, including:  

  • The program served a suburban area of King County with large low-income, immigrant, and refugee populations 
  • Both sites served a larger proportion of low-income students in comparison to the district throughout all six years. 
    • Mill Creek was Title I school.  
  • Meeker and Mill Creek served a large population of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students (specifically Latina/o/x, Asian, and Black/African American students), English Language Learners, and low-income students. 
    • Over the course of the six years of the 21st CCLC program (2016-17 through 2021-22), both Meeker and Mill Creek Middle Schools served a larger proportion of Black/African American students compared to the district as a whole.  
    • Mill Creek served a significantly greater proportion of Latina/o/x and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students compared to the district, as well as a greater proportion of English Language Learners.  
  • The population of students with disabilities also slightly increased at both sites over the years, consistent with an overall increase in the district. (Additional data available)  
  • In 2021-22, the percent of 7th grade Meeker students meeting standard in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math was just below the district; Mill Creek was farther below the percent meeting standard compared to the district as a whole. (Additional data available)

Table 1: Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes  

Student Demographics and Academic Outcomes (from OSPI Report Card) 

October enrollment, 2021-22 



Mill Creek


Kent School District


American Indian/Alaskan Native  0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Asian 28.8% 14.7% 21.5%
Black/African American 17.1% 18.2% 13.1%
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 21.5% 37.1% 23.7%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander  3.1% 7.5% 3.2%
White 21.2% 13.8% 28.5%
Two or more Races 8.3% 8.6% 9.7%
English Learners 19.4% 33.3% 23.8%
Low Income 66.9% 77.6% 56.5%
Students with Disabilities (Special Education)  10.2% 10.5% 12.3%
SBA ELA 7th Grade - % meeting standard (2021-22)  43.4% 25.1% 46.2%
SBA Math 7th Grade - % meeting standard (2021-22)  30.1% 13.1% 31.0%
Washington School Improvement Framework Status  Support Tier II: Targeted 3+  Support Tier II: Targeted 3+