McKnight Middle School is located in the Renton Highlands. We serve students in grades 6, 7, 8. In addition to our regular program, we provide service to English Language Learners (ELL), and students with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities. We also have a Learning Assistance Program (LAP) and are utilizing the three tier reading and math models developed by the Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) for students who need extra help in reading and math, and a Discovery program for students who are highly motivated or quailfy under the category of gifted. We have many talented students in our diverse student body. It is not unusual for one-third of our population to make the academic honor roll (3.2 GPA or above). A large number of students particpate in band, orchestra, and choir programs, and a multitude of after-school activities. McKnight was chosen as a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence in 1985. That tradition of excellence continues.