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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Kennesaw Mountain High School is a top rated, public school located in Kennesaw, GA. It has 2,170 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Telephone
(678) 594-8190

Kennesaw Mountain High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
391 responses
Average ACT
28
200 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$63,756
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 222 responses
Report
  • Shop with a mustang
    20%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Friday night football games
    14%
  • Special education dance
    14%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Pep rallys
    8%
  • Drama Productions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,170
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,018
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.88 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.88 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.88 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,494/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.91 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.91 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.91 responses
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I've attended Kennesaw Mountain High School for all of my high school career. There have been many challenges, but over it is a great school. Every school has their strengths and weaknesses, a weakness for my school is the preparation for college readiness. My school focus mainly on the magnet students than any others. A normal student, such as my self, have to work harder and be more independent than the other students. A huge strength of my school is the graduation rate, the expectation, and the academics. Kennesaw Mountain High School is listed as number seventeen on the best schools in Georgia, not to mention ninety-one percent of the senior class carriers on to college. Many of the senior class carry on to big schools like Yale, Georgia Tech, and Harvard just to name a few. Over all my schools is one o the best and Im happy to say i will be graduating from there class of 2018!
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One thing I enjoyed about Kennesaw Mountain was the amount of resources they provided. Counselors are constantly making us aware of upcoming college fairs and scholarships that we could apply to. One thing I would like to see change is college readiness. Yes, teachers stress how college professors don't accept late work and it taught me to meet deadlines but at the same time as far as college essays or how to properly study for a test, that is something that teachers failed to teach us. If that could be one thing Kennesaw Mountain teachers worked on, then college readiness would slightly increase.
Kennesaw Mountain High School has an extremely welcoming environment. This school strives for the best when it comes to school spirit and student representation. This school is big on academics, especially with the magnet program it offers to students. Kennesaw Mountain is the only school nationwide that has the STEM certification from both AdvancED and Georgia. It is rated the most positive school in Cobb County, and it is rated #12 out of 426 when it came to the best GA public schools in 2017 by Niche. KMHS provides so many learning opportunities for their students, and I wouldn't have it any other way. They are extremely supportive of their students in their academia and extracurriculars. I would try to improve the options for culture representation opportunities. Overall, KMHS has a positive and welcoming environment that everyone enjoys and respects.