John F. Kennedy High School (Sacramento, California)

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.

John F. Kennedy High School
6715 Gloria Drive

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United States
Coordinates38°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
School districtSacramento City Unified School District
PrincipalDavid Van Natten
Number of students2,230 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio22.09
Color(s)Forest Green & Gold         
NewspaperKennedy Clarion
Athletic ConferenceMetro Conference

Notable alumniEdit

Small Learning CommunitiesEdit

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. ^ "John F. Kennedy High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-21. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "La Vel Freeman Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 10, 2012.

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