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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
140 S 140th St
Burien, WA 98168
About Kennedy Catholic High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 8
Application Fee
$35
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,576
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid
From Kennedy Catholic High School

Founded in 1968, Kennedy Catholic is a co-ed, college preparatory high school located in the thriving community of Burien near I-5, SR 99 and WA 509. Central to our mission is a commitment to developing the fullest potential of every student in learning, faith, and leadership.

Lancers have access to an unparalleled learning environment: state-of-the-art science and library facilities, technology, service learning and retreat opportunities, award winning fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and diverse extracurricular activities. Come see for yourself. Schedule a visit today!

Kennedy Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1180
166 responses
Average ACT
27
40 responses

Aquinas Honors Program

The Aquinas Honors Program is available to students seeking advanced academic challenge and includes the upper division honors classes in the Arts, English, World Languages, Math, Social Studies and Science Departments. Each year, 40% of Kennedy Catholic juniors and seniors take at least two college-credit bearing courses on the Kennedy Catholic campus.

Culture & Safety

Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Basketball Games
    16%
  • ASB
    15%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • School Dances
    8%
  • Cross country meets
    7%
  • Band concerts and parades
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    852
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
    Poll
    96%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
    Poll
    96%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    58%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $62,315
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,182
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $351,100
    National
    $184,700

    Kennedy Catholic High School Reviews

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    Hello, I am a sophomore at Kennedy Catholic. My experience at Kennedy has been a good one so far. While diversity is an issue at Kennedy, they have a great sportsteam and they show a lot of enthusiasm for the sports. The academics could be better, but they are good enough to be slighty above average. The food is yummy, but not healthy. The science and math department could improve on the methods they use to teach, by explaining more the topic to the students. The parents at kennedy are VERY involved, many are familiar faces at Kennedy and are very well known. There is a large variety of clubs at Kennedy, which i have joined a few myself and those are very fun. Thank you for the opportunity and have a nice day!
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    There as not many supporting resources for students of color who want to achieve higher academic standards. Much of the school money and resources go towards the athletics department and nothing else. I did participate in a sport and in many school activities, in which the community and student was very welcoming and kind, however, in classroom settings or within the administration office there wasn't the representation of people of color that Kennedy seemed so proud of. I wish that the controversies and tragedies of the past academic year were better handled and that there was more support for the minority group.
    Kennedy Catholic offered me many opportunities to grow as an individual through retreats, extra curricular activities, and in the classroom. The school cares about individual needs and creates a strong community aspect for all to participate in. Throughout my four years at this high school I learned many lessons both inside the classroom and outside. This school has provided me the skills to succeed outside of high school and grow as an independent thinker, interested in real world problems and interdisciplinary learning. Moreover, this school encourages students to serve others and teaches individuals to become better human beings.