Kennett High School

Kennett High School serves 1,249 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Kennett High School operates within the Kennett Consolidated School District.
Kennett Consolidated School District's 85% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 1249 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,249 students
Kennett High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Kennett High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Kennett High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Kennett High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Kennett High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Kennett High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
37%
9%
Kennett High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
4%
15%
Kennett High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
57%
69%
Kennett High School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.24
Kennett High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
25%
38%
Kennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Kennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Kennett Consolidated School District's student population of 4,236 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,558 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,458 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four years.
School District Name Kennett Consolidated School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 4,236 1,514
Kennett Consolidated   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 89%
Kennett Consolidated   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2014)
District Total Revenue $70 MM $21 MM
Kennett Consolidated   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $65 MM $20 MM
Kennett Consolidated   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,558 $12,967
Kennett Consolidated   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,458 $12,300
Kennett Consolidated   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Unionville High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dupont (h.b.) Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary D Language Kdg Center (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kennett SquareMary D Language Kdg Center
    Grades: KG | 310 students
    0.2 miles
    409 Center St
    Kennett SquarePA 19348
    (610)444-6260
    0.2KG310
  • Kennett SquareBancroft Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 538 students
    2.4 miles
    171 Bancroft Rd
    Kennett SquarePA 19348
    (610)925-5711
    2.41-5538
  • Kennett SquareGreenwood Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 597 students
    2.7 miles
    420 Greenwood Rd
    Kennett SquarePA 19348
    (610)388-5990
    2.71-5597
  • HockessinDupont (h.b.) Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 828 students
    2.9 miles
    735 Meeting House Rd
    HockessinDE 19707
    (302)239-3420
    2.96-8828
  • ToughkenamonNew Garden Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 523 students
    2.9 miles
    265 New Garden Rd
    ToughkenamonPA 19374
    (610)268-6900
    2.91-5523

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5.0  3/30/2009
Academics are strong with a wide range of courses and ability levels. Administration is flexible about placement. Many students participate in the music program but many other activities are available. The sports programs are accessible to many students. Many teachers are very dedicated. Exceeded my expectations.
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5.0  9/26/2007
Kennett High School is a gem. There are quality educational programs, including 17 AP courses, honors and academic courses and highly qualified teachers teaching every class. The music program is top rate, with an opportunity for the student who just enjoys music, as well as one who is absolutely passionate music to participate. There are a myriad of extracurricular activities, including sports and theater and all students are encouraged to participate. Because of the school's size every student can participate--you don't have to be a specialist to make a team or get a part in the school play. It is the only school I know where kids are both on the football team and in the marching band. The facilities were recently renovated and are terriffic-but still retain the historic beauty of the original 1930 building. Parent involvement is strong but most events are student lead and run. There is a strong booster, Friends and Music and After Prom presence at the school. Kennett also has children from around the world so it is a very welcoming place for new students.
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