Kennett High School

  • Kennett High School serves 1,283 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Kennett High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.
  • Kennett High School operates within the Kennett Consolidated School District.
  • Kennett Consolidated School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

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School Overview

  • Kennett High School's student population of 1283 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,283 students
Kennett High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Kennett High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
Kennett High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeKennett High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Kennett High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same 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 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Kennett High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
2%
4%
Kennett High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
39%
10%
Kennett High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
3%
15%
Kennett High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
56%
68%
Kennett High School White Students (1989-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsKennett High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.26
Kennett High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
94%
86%
Kennett High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
44%
Kennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
Kennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Kennett High School is Kennett Consolidated School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Kennett Consolidated School District's student population of 4,169 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 90% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,252 is higher than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,173 is higher than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameKennett Consolidated School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    3
    Number of Students Managed4,1691,464
    Kennett Consolidated School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    69%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$70 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$65 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,252$13,048
    District Spending / Student$15,173$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      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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