School District Information
The Kennett Consolidated School District covers a geographical area of 33 square miles and is located in the southeastern part of Chester County, which is one of the fastest growing counties in the east. District boundaries are the State of Delaware on the south, Route #1 on the north, Route #52 on the east, and Route #41 on the west.
Communities served by the school district are the Borough of Kennett Square, Kennett Township, New GardenTownship, and a small portion of East Marlborough Township. To serve the needs of these residents’ 4,200 children, Kennett Consolidated School District’s high school, middle school, and three elementary schools demonstrate a commitment to progressive education through a rigorous, well-rounded program of academics, athletics, and student activities.
Of the 4,200 students enrolled in the district, 1940 are in the elementary grades,984 are in the middle school and 1,276 are in the high school. The certified staff totals approximately 325 persons, including classroom teachers, reading specialists, librarians, nurses, special education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, and other support specialists. The district is well staffed with secretarial/clerical, food service, maintenance, custodial, transportation and instructional assistant personnel. Working closely with the Superintendent of Schools is a staff of principals, assistant principals, administrators, and a Board of School Directors.
The mission of the Kennett Consolidated School District is to provide a quality education that increases the achievement of every student in order for all to become successful and thoughtful contributors to society.
To achieve the mission, the School District is committed to:
PROVIDING education in a caring environment that is conducive to learning and develops the intellectual, emotional, social, artistic and physical capabilities of every child.
PROVIDING a properly trained and highly motivated staff to achieve our educational goals and an environment that encourages the professional growth and development of all employees.
IMPROVING continually the academic curricula that integrate and promote the development of a basic set of life skills in our students to help them think critically and responsibly and communicate clearly.
COMMUNICATING openly with students, parents, the community, and other interested parties to enhance understanding and support.
PROVIDING facilities, budgetary systems and strategic planning processes that ensure current and future education requirements are met cost effectively.
Boards of School Directors
The Board of School Directors serves as a formal planning and policy-making body for the school district. The School Board is composed of nine unpaid, voting members representing citizens from Kennett Township, New Garden Township, and Kennett Borough. Members serve four-year terms and may seek re-election to successive terms indefinitely. Board decisions require a majority vote and a quorum of five members must be present when official business is conducted.
Meetings of the Board of School Directors are usually held on the second Monday of the month and convene at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room located in the Administration Building unless specified otherwise.
The Kennett Consolidated School District will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Kennett Consolidated SchoolDistrict employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination, or who need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities, should contact the Superintendent, 300 East SouthStreet, Kennett Square, PA 19348, telephone (610) 444-6600.