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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Kennedy Catholic High School is an elite, private, Catholic school located in Burien, WA. It has 834 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. After graduation, 99% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
140 S 140th St
Burien, WA 98168
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Telephone
(206) 246-0500
Organization Memberships
NCEA

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Yearly Tuition
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1180
100 responses
Average ACT
26
30 responses

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?
  • 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
834
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
16:1
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
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My experience at Kennedy Catholic High School included numerous positive moments and friendships. The classes offer excellent distribution of material for the students. The curriculum teaches every student respectively and responsively in handling the course of their work ethics and overall educational practices. I participated on the cross country team as a sophomore until my senior year. Kennedy has many other sports activities including football, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer. The clubs include business, robotics, cooking, community service, and culture. Before college, the counselors make sure the incoming students become prepared with certain instructions to take with them for entering universities. However, the school added a few more retreats for the students. I would consider having one or two retreats for the children in high school. Kennedy Catholic shares the determination for all students while they attend this school and inspire them with knowledge and fortitude.
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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.
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.