Kennett High School was recently named as one of Newsweek's America's Best High Schools. Only six percent of our nation's public high schools were similarly recognized. There were 29 Pennsylvania high schools that received this acknowledgement and only three were in Chester County. Conestoga and Great Valley high schools were the other two schools in Chester County that were recognized.
“Being named one of America's best high schools serves as a testament to the wonderful students, faculty, staff, and community of Kennett,” said Kennett High School Principal Dr. Michael Barber. “I am so proud of everyone for this most recent achievement.”
This ranking is compiled by taking the total number of Advanced Placement (AP) tests given at a high school each year and dividing that number by the number of graduating seniors. This year’s data is associated with the graduating class of 2009.
“This is quite an honor but not a surprise for those associated with the Kennett Consolidated School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Barry Tomasetti. “Our school district offers an outstanding level of education for our students and it is remarkable that we have a significant number of students who take advantage of our AP courses and tests. This type of success is made possible through the efforts of all those who are associated with the District.”