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.

Spirit Week and Homecoming

October 5-9 is Spirit Week, culminating in our Homecoming game and dance on Saturday, October 10th. Please click here for Spirit Week and Homecoming information.

Senior Parent Meeting

Please join us on October 14th at 7:00 p.m. for the JFK Senior Parent Meeting. Hear important information concerning you child's senior year, including information about cap and gown, prom, graduation, fundraisers, and other senior events.

Kennedy Cluster Family Market

The next 2015 Kennedy Cluster Family Market will be Saturday, October 24th, at 10:00 a.m. This event is open to all families with students at John F. Kennedy High School cluster schools. Free groceries for the whole family. You must bring your own bags. Please click here for more information!

¡Alimentos gratis para toda su familia! ¡Seleccione lo que guste! Primeros que lleguen—serán los primeros servidos. La información en español.

ACES Applications Now Open for 2016-17

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a program that creates a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. The ACES student support program provides academic coaches to targeted high school students in ten Montgomery County Public High Schools (including Kennedy High School), at all three Montgomery College campus locations, and at the Universities at Shady Grove. The coaches provide both academic and student support, using a case management approach. Click for additional information.

9th and 10th Grade Parent Night

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Kennedy High School Cafeteria
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in mini parent conferences with teachers and receive a copy of your child’s report card!

Welcoming New Students

Kennedy staff and students warmly welcomed new students at our orientation. If you missed it or want to share it with others, please enjoy this video!


Summer Mailing

2015-2016 school year information is now available! Please contact the school at 301-929-2100 if you would prefer to have a hard copy of this packet mailed to your house.

New Bell Times for 2015-16 School Year

This school year will bring with it new bell times for students across Montgomery County. At the high school level, the school day will now start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. - 20 minutes later than in previous years. Kennedy's daily bell schedule is now available on the Bell Schedule page. If you would like more information about the change in MCPS bell times, visit the MCPS page on later school start times.


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

2014-15 Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to JFK students placing on the 4th Quarter Honor Roll! To see the list of all honorees, click here.

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!