John F. Kennedy High School (Denver, Colorado)

at 2855 S Lamar St, Denver, 80227-3809 United States

John F. Kennedy High School (Denver, Colorado)
2855 S Lamar St
Denver , CO 80227-3809
United States
Contact Phone
P: (720) 423-4300


John F. Kennedy High School (also known as "Kennedy" or "JFK") is a public secondary school located in the Bear Valley neighborhood on the southwest side of Denver. The school serves about 1,500 students in grades 9-12 in the Denver Public Schools system.When the school opened with the spring semester of the 1965 - 1966 school year, it served both grades 7 - 9 and grades 10-12. There was no junior high school in the area, so the new school was designed to accommodate both junior and senior high school students.In 1974, a court ordered the almost 100% white school, along with the rest of Denver's school system, to begin desegregation busing. A large portion of the former attendance area was assigned to Lincoln High School (without buses) and students from other parts of Denver were assigned to Kennedy (with buses). The court-ordered busing was the start of the great white flight out of the Denver Public School System.DemographicsHispanic 65.6%White 23.8%African American 1.6%Asian 7.0%Native American 2.1% The free/reduced lunch rate of Kennedy is 61.46% of the students.International Baccalaureate ProgramOn December 11, 2007 Kennedy became the second high school in Denver to offer the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and is the only school in Denver to offer an authorized IB education for all grade levels.Extracurricular activitiesSportsKennedy offers many after-school sports: Fall Sports Football Softball Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball Cross Country, Boys and Girls Boys Soccer Girls Gymnastics Cheerleading Winter Sports Basketball, Boys and Girls Swimming, Girls Wrestling, Boys Cheerleading Spring Sports Baseball Swimming, Boys Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Lacrosse, Boys and Girls Track and Field In-line Hockey, Boys Cheerleading

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Jennifer C.

My daughter has been sucessful there. In general seems like the kids are good.Looks ancient.

Nick B.

Eh. Minimalistic. Looks kind of like a western block Soviet jail.
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