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Kennedy Senior High School

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Posted May 16, 2012

I am a parent of a special education student and would like to say that I love Kennedy. The staff is wonderful. They are very supportive of my son in regular ed classes. He is also involved in many after school activities. The staff and parents are very involved and supportive of school activities. There is a feeling of an extended family there. If my child needs help and I cant do it someone has always offered to help him out. The principal is always in the halls in the morning welcoming the students to school or calling parents personally if a student is late getting in. In short both my son and myself love our experience at Kennedy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

I attended Kennedy for only my 9th grade year. offers many programs but not many openings in each of the programs. i tryed to get into many classes and would be denied cause they had no more open seats. there was some problems with comunication between my parents and the school. i had a time where my mother was denied to take me for a doctor appt. another time i get yelled at by a teacher that thought i was someone else. in 10th grade we moved away and i learned nothing more in my high school years at my new school. : ( Had Some good teachers. some not so good assistants
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2009

Teachers really know the students and are great at communicating with both students and parents. The student population is diverse and accepting. The are so many different opportunities available both academically and extracurricular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

School and staff are fabulous. Lots of diversity which is the real world. Kids of all races and backgrounds interact and get along fine. Great vocal program, dance line, girls basketball. Wonderful school experience.
—Submitted by a staff


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students84%
Female93%
Male77%
Black74%
Asian95%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black47%
Asian76%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

373 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black28%
Asian49%
Hispanic31%
Native American33%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male51%
Black23%
Asian41%
Hispanic25%
Native American30%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
Black35%
Asian61%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 73%
Black 22% 9%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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