Kennett High School

  • Kennett High School serves 1,289 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Kennett High School's student population of 1,289 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,289 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kennett High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kennett High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#270 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kennett High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
41%
11%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
54%
66%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kennett High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.540.27
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Graduation Rate
93%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kennett High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kennett High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKennett Consolidated SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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  
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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