Kennedy High School an IB World School International Baccalaureate World School

The International Baccalaureate Program is a small learning community that provides highly motivated students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum based on a global perspective.

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Kennedy High School Educator Named MCPS Teacher of the Year


Kennedy High School is extremely proud of Social Studies Resource Teacher Michael Williams, who was named the 2016-17 MCPS Teacher of the Year. At the 14th annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration, an event honoring excellence in education, MCPS Board of Education President Michael Durso described Mr. Williams as "the embodiment of our “Inspiring Excellence” theme...He inspires his students to challenge expectations and tackle obstacles to their success. He is an educator, role model, and mentor. I congratulate Mr. Williams and all of our awardees tonight.” Congratulations, Mike Williams! Click here to read more about the award and the event.

Back to School Packet

Please click on the following links to access information needed for the 2016-2017 School year:

For information on requirements for fall sports including forms and team schedules, visit the Athletics page of our website.

Welcome Class of 2020!

As we prepare to welcome the new freshmen class this year, Kennedy will host a very important informational meeting for 9th grade parents on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for full details.

Fall Poms Tryouts

DO YOU WANT TO DANCE? If you have spirit and want to showcase your dance skills, tryout for Kennedy's Varsity Poms!

When: Monday, August 22nd through Wednesday, August 24th
Where: Kennedy's Dance Studio (room 285)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Test date: Friday, August 26th, at 4:15 p.m.

You must have:

  • A Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (MCPS Form SR-8) Clearance Form completed by your doctor
  • A signed Student-Parent Athletic Participation Information Form (MCPS); visit and click on -> Fall Activities -> Varsity Poms -> Team Files

Don't be late! For more information, contact: Coach Jones at or send a text to 301-922-0966. Thank you for your interest!

Class of 2017 Senior Portraits

Senior portraits took place on July 7th and 8th in the JFK auditorium. If you missed your appointment and need to schedule another one, or if you have questions, please call Rob Riddle at Victor O’Neill Studios at 703-532-0013.

Senior Information

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Did you know that for as little as $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies, or consider donating at the following giving levels to reach more students? GIVE BACKpacks accepts donations in any amount, and contributions are tax deductible. For more information about this program, visit the MCPS GIVE BACKpacks page or contact Donniel Gamble, the JFK GIVE BACKpacks contact.

JFK Voices Literary Magazine

John F. Kennedy High School is proud of all the artists and authors who have contributed to each issue of our literary magazine. The 2014 and 2015 are available here:
2015 Kennedy Voices online
2014 Kennedy Voices online
2014 Kennedy Voices for download

Information for Students and Families

USNewsJohn F. Kennedy High School U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best High School

Kennedy High School makes national list of high school excellence!