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.



Congratulations to the 505 Kennedy students who made the honor roll for their work in the first marking period, representing a little more than 32% of the student body. Of particular note are the 55 students who received straight "A"s. For a complete list of students, select the appropriate link below:




Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a collaborative program that seeks to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. A collaboration among MCPS, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove, ACES focuses on identifying and supporting students who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education and those who are the first in their family to attend college. If accepted, students will be assigned an academic coach during their 11th and 12th grades. Coaching and support through Montgomery College and Universities at Shady Grove will continue for ACES students who choose to attend these institutions.

The application period for 2015-2016 school year closes on February 13th, 2015.     

For further information contact: 

240-863-8165, room 103 at John F. Kennedy High School    

Free Ride-On Bus Service Ends In January 

Starting in January 2015, RideOn will no longer offer free bus rides with an MCPS student ID. Instead, students will need to purchase a $2 Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card, available at any Montgomery County library and in the Counseling Office at Kennedy High School.  

Kennedy Students Kick Off Holiday Food Drive

The Student Government Association is organizing a food drive competition through first period classes.  Students should bring healthy, non-perishable food items to their first period teacher. All food will be donated to Manna Food Center, an organization that fights hunger in Montgomery County.  Food donations will be collected until Friday, December 19th.  The class that collects the most food items will win a breakfast!  


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!

JFK Voices Literary Magazine

Check out the JFK Voices literary magazine: It is also available for download.