Kennett High School

100 East South St

Kennett Square, PA 19348-3600

Tel: (610)444-6620
Grades: 9-12

1,269 students

Kennett High School serves 1,269 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Kennett High School operates within the Kennett Consolidated School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1269 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,269 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Students by Grade Kennett High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
34%
8%
Black
4%
16%
White
58%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Kennett High School Sch Ethnicity Kennett High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.55 0.23
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.
22%
34%
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.
6%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,766 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Kennett Consolidated School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 4,766 1,682
Kennett Consolidated   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 78% 88%
Kennett Consolidated   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $67 MM $21 MM
Kennett Consolidated   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $64 MM $20 MM
Kennett Consolidated   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,512 $12,476
Kennett Consolidated   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,701 $11,944
Kennett Consolidated   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Kennett SquareMary D Language Kdg Center
    409 Center St
    Kennett SquarePA 19348
    (610)444-6260
    0.2 mi | 334 students | Gr. KG                      
  • Kennett SquareBancroft Elementary School
    171 Bancroft Rd
    Kennett SquarePA 19348
    (610)444-6600
    2.4 mi | 528 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • Kennett SquareGreenwood Elementary School
    420 Greenwood Rd
    Kennett SquarePA 19348
    (610)388-5990
    2.7 mi | 607 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • ToughkenamonNew Garden Elementary School
    265 New Garden Rd
    ToughkenamonPA 19374
    (610)268-6900
    2.9 mi | 556 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • HockessinDupont (h.b.) Middle School
    735 Meeting House Rd
    HockessinDE 19707
    (302)239-3420
    2.9 mi | 855 students | Gr. 6-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 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. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 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. - Posted by Parent

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Chester County, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.34, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Chester County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.