John F. Kennedy High School (Mt. Angel, Oregon)

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John F. Kennedy High School
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890 E Marquam St
Mt. Angel, Oregon, Marion County 97362
 United States
Coordinates 45°04′19″N 122°47′22″W / 45.071875°N 122.789501°W / 45.071875; -122.789501Coordinates: 45°04′19″N 122°47′22″W / 45.071875°N 122.789501°W / 45.071875; -122.789501
Type Public
School district Mt. Angel School District
Principal Sean Aker [1]
Grades 9–12[2]
Number of students 186[2]
Color(s) Red, white, and blue             [3]
Athletics conference OSAA Tri-River Conference 2A-2[3]
Mascot Trojan[3]

John F. Kennedy High School is a public school located in Mt. Angel, Oregon, United States, as part of the Mt. Angel School District.[4] The school was originally Mt. Angel Preparatory School run by the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey, and was founded in 1887.[5] The Benedicitnes ran the school until 1964, when they turned administration of it over to St. Mary's Catholic Church, located in Mt. Angel. The parish ran the school for five years until closing it down in 1969.[6] It was reopened one year later as John F. Kennedy High School, and remains so today.

Student profile[edit]

John F. Kennedy High School's welcome sign.

As of the 2014–15 school year, there were 180 students enrolled at John F. Kennedy High School. Kennedy's ethnic makeup is 58% Hispanic, 38% Caucasian, and 5% other.[7]

Academics and Clubs[edit]

In 2014, 79% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Kennedy currently offers 5 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The school also recently began the AVID program at the beginning of the 2015–16 school year.[8]

Kennedy is also host to several clubs. These include:

Kennedy also has a student government program that allows students to lead and plan activities for the student body while representing the school to the surrounding community. For the 2015–16 school year, the Kennedy ASB officers are:

  • President: Elisha Valladares-Cormier
  • Vice-President: Bishop Mitchell
  • Secretary: Kyle Kinyon
  • Treasurer: Tom Schmidt
  • Activities Coordinator: Mireya Sanchez


The school mascot is the Trojan. Kennedy competes in baseball, softball, football, basketball, cross-country, volleyball, track and field, and golf. Kennedy is classified as a 2A OSAA team, and is a member of the Tri-River Conference.

The Trojans have won state championships in baseball (2012), girls' track (1985, 2014), and girls' basketball (2016). In addition, Kennedy teams have won numerous league championships and placed very highly at the state competition level.


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  2. ^ a b "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ a b c
  4. ^ JFK High School
  5. ^ "Mount Angel Abbey". Oregon Encyclopedia. 
  6. ^ Graham, Sandra; Anderson, Bonita (2012). Images of America: Mt. Angel. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-9333-3. 
  7. ^ [file:///home/chronos/u-65496acbc38bd075b81ab3da50139a9f2699eb27/Downloads/1415-ReportCard-794.pdf]
  8. ^ Teresi, Vince. "Ready to launch: JFK adopts AVID college, career program".