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Kennett High School

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Posted September 12, 2013

I found a very rigorous math sequence, w/ Algebra 8th grd, permits students to study AP Calculus AB & BC or Calculus in 12th gr. College prep math sequence Math Analysis 12th grd. Students can have courses in both sequences. AP Statistics is an elective choice if completed Algebra II. Science sequence Earth & Space ,Biology10th,Chemistry11th, Physics12th. Honors in each curricula are more rigorous & designed to challenge academically motivated, high-achieving students. AP Physics fulfill the 12th grade requirements. Students may elect AP Biology, AP Chemistry, or AP Computer Science. Students can enroll in 2 science courses in the same year. AP courses are available: English Literature & Composition, United States History, Government &Politics: US, European History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C: Mechanics, Music Theory, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science A, French, German, Latin: Vergil, Spanish. Languages SPanish, French, Spanish, Latin, & German. languages are only Honors level or AP. Students must take 2 years of a foreign language to graduate along w/ 40 hrs of community service. many clubs, various sports, great student body & well educated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

Since moved to this area in 2007, I had a kid in elementary school and two in middle school. Now I have two in High School and the quality progressed as they move from Elementary to Middle and now High School. Great Schools. I did some research before I decided to buy a house in Landenberg, the property taxes and houses are cheaper than the district close to Kennett. I bought the house that the same one in that district would have been 25% more and the taxes the same. The difference in cost doesn't justify to pay more. KHS facilities are new and nice, I don't see trailers as much as the other district. The teachers are tough and good, they have lots of AP, Honor and electives, and they will offer engineering classes as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

For a small high school, it offers an extraordinary range of courses taught at a variety of levels. There are quite a few teachers with outstanding dedication. The school administration is flexible about student placement and bends over backwards to accommodate requests. Academics are strong, some sports are weak but there are many activities and music is especially good. Exceeded my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

288 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students74%
Female84%
Male65%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male55%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students88%
Female96%
Male80%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)58%
English language learners41%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 71%
Hispanic 35% 9%
Black 4% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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100 East South St
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: (610) 444-6620

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