Kennedy High School

6325 W 56th St
Chicago, IL 60638
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Kennedy High School serves 1,688 students in grades 9-12.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Kennedy High School's student population of 1,688 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,688 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

Kennedy High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Kennedy High School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2373 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
73%
26%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
21%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.430.68
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Graduation Rate
80%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
14%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kennedy High School is Argo Community High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Kinzie Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Kinzie Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 687 students
    0.1 miles
    5625 S Mobile Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    (773) 535-2425
    0.1 PK-8 687
  • Chicago Byrne Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 674 students
    0.7 miles
    5329 S Oak Park Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    (773) 535-2170
    0.7 K-8 674
  • Chicago Hale Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 928 students
    0.7 miles
    6140 S Melvina Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    (773) 535-2265
    0.7 K-8 928
  • Chicago Dore Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 713 students
    0.8 miles
    6108 S Natoma Ave
    Chicago, IL 60638
    (773) 535-2080
    0.8 PK-8 713
  • Chicago Blair Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK-2 | 180 students
    1.1 miles
    6751 W 63rd Pl
    Chicago, IL 60638
    (773) 535-2076
    1.1 PK-2 180

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