A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
140 S 140th St
Burien, WA 98168
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Telephone
(206) 246-0500
Organization Memberships
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
80 responses
Average ACT
26
29 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Basketball Games
    18%
  • ASB
    16%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • School Dances
    8%
  • Cross country meets
    6%
  • Band concerts and parades
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
834
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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As a student very familiar with poor teachers (having had many throughout Elementary and Middle School) as well as fantastic teachers (also experienced in Elementary and Middle School), I have consistently been introduced to teachers that genuinely care about the education of each student. Many teachers will let me come to their classrooms during break hours to talk about class work or even about life in general! They develop innovative curriculums and are willing to accommodate students who are struggling or falling behind. As in every school, there are a few teachers that are particularly smart but also strict and unapproachable. I have learned how to make the most of these teachers by appreciating their teaching skills but finding help in other areas. I also sometimes struggle in religion classes because I am not Catholic and I attend a Catholic school where there are teachers who are not particularly open to new ideas. However, most of these teachers are respectful and accept our differences even if they do not necessarily want to talk openly about them.
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Kennedy academically is a good school. Its teachers for the most part are very talented and work well with their students. Sadly the administration does not always take care of their teachers. That being said, there were quite a few students that fell through the cracks and transferred out. the religious aspect offers an interesting dynamic, however, it grows to be excessive and takes away from valuable class time, sometimes using up to either 1/7th or 1/5th out of each class period. Athletically, Kennedy does well due to their new head of athletics. The only complaint is that other sports besides basketball and football receive little to no funding. Finally, there was a lot of talk about going digital and reducing the amount of paper used. Unfortunately, four years have passed since that announcement and nothing has really happened.
Kennedy offers all sorts of amazing student opportunities. As I mentioned earlier, I am involved in Choir, Swim Team, and was previously part of the Creative Writing Club (I, unfortunately, had to quit because of outside time commitments to club swimming). The teachers are friendly and engaging. They lead these clubs and activities because the WANT to, not because the school needs staff to lead them. Other available activities/clubs include Science Club, Knowledge Bowl, Table Tennis Club, Chess Club, Model United Nations Club, Key Club, and Cooking Club. Many of these clubs do not require a regular commitment though in the case of some, like Knowledge Bowl, regular attendance is required if a student wishes to attend a competition. Kennedy also offers a wide variety of sports including, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Wrestling, and others.