John F. Kennedy High School (Sacramento, California)

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John F. Kennedy High School
Sacramento, California, Sacramento County 95831
United States
Coordinates 38°30′11″N 121°32′03″W / 38.503156°N 121.534184°W / 38.503156; -121.534184Coordinates: 38°30′11″N 121°32′03″W / 38.503156°N 121.534184°W / 38.503156; -121.534184
Type Public
Established 1967
School district Sacramento City Unified School District
Principal David Van Natten
Faculty 102
Grades 912
Number of students 2,253[1]
Student to teacher ratio 22.09
Color(s) Forest Green & Gold         
Mascot Cougars
Average SAT scores (2008) 1471 (Verbal, Math, Writing)[2]
Newspaper Kennedy Clarion
Yearbook Reflections
Athletic Conference Metro Conference

John F. Kennedy High School, a member of the Sacramento City Unified School District, is a public school in the Pocket-Greenhaven Area of Sacramento, California.

Notable alumni[edit]

Small Learning Communities[edit]

Business and Multimedia (BAM)[edit]

Business and Multimedia, which also houses the Culinary Arts Academy, focuses on business, finance, and multimedia. You will also have the opportunity to explore different media fields such as newspaper, speech, television and radio production through oral communication and computer graphics.

Health Education Law and Marines (HELM)[edit]

Health Education Law and Marines is an SLC that focuses on preparing students for the education and medical fields. Through speakers, community, links and internship opportunities, students will have a myriad of opportunities to participate in related experiences. HELM also houses the Criminal Justice Academy; which has a partnership with the Sacramento Police Department and MCJROTC, where students are part of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Course.

Program in America and California Explorations (PACE)[edit]

Program in America and California Explorations is a Small Learning Community (SLC) at John F. Kennedy High School, which focuses on academic excellence, culture and civic events, and community service. PACE students are required to complete 30 hours community service or volunteering hours to pass your PACE classes each semester, as well as Cultural and Civic events. Students are required to complete two field trips at the end of the year. PACE emphasizes California history and literature.

Manufacturing and Design (MaD)[edit]

Manufacturing and Design provides opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, automotive, and architecture fields with an emphasis on technical skills necessary to secure gainful employment. Business and college connections are valuable aspects of the program.

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)[edit]

Visual and Performing Arts focuses on the core curriculum with an emphasis on music, drama, dance and art. Expressing one’s creativity is important to being a well-rounded, successful member of society. VAPA encourages students to participant in events over the summer and throughout the school year.


  1. ^ "Abbreviated School Accountability Report Card Reported for School Year 2007-2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  2. ^ Retrieved 2009-05-21.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "La Vel Freeman Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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