Bloomington Kennedy High School

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John F. Kennedy Senior High School
Bloomington, Minnesota
United States of America
Type Public
Established 1965
Principal Andy Beaton
Number of students approx. 1,750
Mascot Eagle
Colors Navy Blue, Gold, and White             

Kennedy High School (also known as John F. Kennedy Senior High School) is one of two public high schools located in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Named after former president John F. Kennedy, it was opened in 1965[1] due to the rapid growth of Bloomington at the time. The school had been a member of the Lake Conference since the school opened. The school left the Lake Conference after the 2009-10 school year to become part of the new South Suburban Conference. In 2014, Kennedy joined the new Metro West Conference.


Season Sport
Fall Soccer
Tennis, Girls
Cross Country Running
Swimming, Girls
Winter Dance
Nordic Skiing
Alpine Skiing
Spring Baseball
Tennis, Boys
State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Soccer, Boys 1 1981
Winter Dance, Girls 6 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Hockey, Boys 1 1987
Basketball, Girls 1 2005
Wrestling 2 1980, 1984
Spring Baseball 2 1966, 1975
Lacrosse, Girls 3 2003, 2004, 2005
Total 16

Performing Arts[edit]

Show Choir[edit]

Kennedy High School is home to an award-winning show choir program.[2] They currently have three show choirs: Rhythm in Gold, East Side Swingers, and Men in Motion. Rhythm in Gold is their varsity mixed show choir. Rhythm in Gold has been recognized in numerous regional and national competitions as an award-winning show choir, earning multiple Grand Champion titles.[3] East Side Swingers is Kennedy High School's Junior Varsity all-female show choir. They also consistently place within the top three in the Junior Varsity division. Men in Motion is Kennedy's newest show choir, an all male ensemble that competes in the Junior Varsity division.


  • Robert Vinatieri 1965-1970
  • Don Hasbrouck 1970-1986
  • Robert Schmidt 1986-1996
  • Ed Donahoe 1996-2004
  • Ron Simmons 2004-2009
  • Dr. Bruce Santerre (Interim) 2009-2010
  • Andy Beaton 2010–Present

Notable people[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "School Opening". Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Kennedy Senior High School". Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Retrieved 27 May 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Convert, Colin (May 27, 2009). "Peter Docter: The Wizard of 'UP'". Star Tribune. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Dave (May 7, 1982). "Sports of The Times". New York Times. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Walters, Charley (June 5, 2009). "Could Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer bat .400 this season?". Pioneer Press. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ Sherman, John (December 9, 2012). "New Hopkins wrestling coach has challenges". Minnesota Sun. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ Scoggins, Chip (February 18, 2001). "Apple Valley headed for state again; Bloomington Kennedy is out; LeVesseur sets mark for wins.". Star Tribune. Retrieved December 9, 2014 – via Higheam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Pat Mazorol". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ Papanek, John (November 4, 1991). "From the Editor". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. A native of Bloomington, Minn., Rushin...and the rest of the Kennedy High School Class of '84... 
  11. ^ Chambers, Mike (February 2, 2012). "Avalanche's Peter Mueller, Erik Johnson teammates as peewees too". Denver Post. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Melissa Halvorson Wiklund". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Former Minnesota Vikings RB Chuck Foreman talks, Bob Sansevere listens". Pioneer Press. October 1, 2007. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 44°49′39″N 93°16′37″W / 44.8275°N 93.2770°W / 44.8275; -93.2770