Kennedy High School

  • Kennedy High School serves 1,649 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 21% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Kennedy High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Kennedy High School's student population of 1,649 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,649 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kennedy High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kennedy High School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2397 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
72%
26%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
24%
49%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kennedy High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.430.67
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Graduation Rate
88%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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