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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
About Kennesaw Mountain High School...
School District
Cobb County Schools
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
427 responses
Average ACT
27
225 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    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
B+
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.58 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 226 responses
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  • 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.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,018
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.89 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.89 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.89 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
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.92 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 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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I am a senior in the magnet program at Kennesaw Mountain. Within my time here I have been introduced to a variety of different students. However, becuase the school’s student population size it is difficult to know everybody while in magnet unless u play sports or are in clubs, and even then it is challenging. It also becomes difficult when wanting to run for homecoming court or prom court. Although academically I feel I am well prepared and above my peers at other schools. I also feel like there are multiple opportunities that I was able to involve myself in and an abundant of resources at my fingertip I utalized to get through high school.
Kennesaw Mountain has a lot of room for improvement. The school is mainly focused on the magnet program and somewhat of the AP classes. the students in my on level classes made it very hard to show up to school. Those kids were extremely disruptive and did not care to be there. I felt that the administration treated students like kids. They gave no room for freedom or a place to express your opinion. There was an incident myself and my peers had with a certain teacher, we reported it multiple times, parents came to the school, and the administration did nothing to help the situation. A positive of the school is that there is a school store that students are able to run, the school was kept safe, and there were useful textbooks/computers. I felt like there should have been a better range of clubs and programs for students. It did not feel like many people were involved.