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Kennedy Charter School is a charter high school in Charlotte. The principal of Kennedy Charter School is Dr. Michael Postma, who can be contacted at michael.postma@kennedycharter.org. 400 students go to Kennedy Charter School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 80% of the 400 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kennedy Charter School is 14:1. South Mecklenburg High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Kennedy Charter Public School is filled with dedicated teachers and administrators who care deeply for the students they serve AND provide the kind of expert individualized academic attention that you won't find at larger more institutionalized schools. The collaboration now underway with Johnson C. Smith University--which includes relocating to the JCSU campus to start the 2014-2015 school year--will give Kennedy Charter's students access to university facilities and resources. What an amazing opportunity for parents who want their children to get more personal academic attention and exposure to higher learning!

  • (1 year ago)

    Kennedy Charter School located in Charlotte NC is a home school community. The main attraction for us initially was the small class sizes and friendly staff. My daughter attended a large public middle school. She was lost a minnow in a shark tank! Expected to be an independent student with little help from staff due to overcrowded classrooms she coped at best by shutting down into daydreaming mode. Her grades didn't reflect what she was capable of achieving. The staff expected every student to have the same level of independence and maturity. Afraid to send my daughter to a high school four times the size of her middle school Kennedy Charter was my first and only choice for her to finish high school. 9th graders attended "Summer Bridge" for six weeks. This awesome program introduces students to the school as well as taking students on field trips to local colleges. My child has completed a successful year at Kennedy Charter making the A/B Honor roll for the first time ever. I'm grateful to staff and students working with my child's special needs and talent development. She's matured socially academically and LIKES SCHOOL as she now prepares for tenth grade.

  • (1 year ago)

    My experience at Kennedy Charter has been good. I am able to learn better because of the class sizes. If there were 25 to 30 students to each classroom I don't think I would be able to achieve the grades that I have. Also this allows the teachers to be closer to the students. Making the learning experience more fun and enjoyable.

  • (1 year ago)

    MY GRANDS ATTEND KENNEDY CHARTER SCHOOL IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISION I HAVE MADE TRANSFERRING THEM THEIR. FROM THE PRINCIPAL DOWN TO THE THEIR TEACHERS I AM VERY PLEASED. I HAVE WATCHED MY GRANDS EXCEL SO QUICKLY. PRINCIPAL STUBBS IS MORE THAN A PRINCIPAL HE WEARS MANY HATS. VICE PRINCIPAL MAULTSBY REALLY CAN HOLD THINGS TOGETHER. I TRULY ENJOYED GETTING THE EMAILS PERTAINING THEIR ASSIGNMENTS. MS LYNN IS VERY GOOD AS AN ADMIN SHE REALLY IS VERY MUCH IN TUNED WITH ALL OF THE STUDENTS SHE SEES. THE STAFF IN GENERAL HANDLES EACH CHILD WITH THE UP MOST RESPECT. I DO RECOMMEND OTHER STUDENTS TO ATTEND IF THEY WISH TO EXCEL AND ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO AT KENNEDY CHARTER SCHOOL. CHRISSYEE AUSTIN-WILLIAMS

  • (4 years ago)

    Kennedy Charter Public School is truly an awesome place for both students and staff. It is nothing short of an honor to work for and serve the students of KCPS. Never have I been in an academic environment as nurturing and structured as the one we have worked tirelessly to both develop and maintain.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a teacher here I feel this school is a great place to be. The administration is open to suggestions and is supportive to all its staff members. Our population of students is unique making this job extremly rewarding!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a first grade teacher at Kennedy Charter School and I love it! We have a small number of children in our classrooms which allow a lot one-on-one time with the children. It also allows me to teach fun and elaborate lessons. The children really enjoy coming to school to learn new and exciting things! The students also love the brand new play ground that the school put in for them this year! Our location is very convenient too! So come in and visit us sometime!!! We also have a kindergarten class and plan to expand next year!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am truly impressed with the quality of care and education that my children are receiving.

  • (4 years ago)

    Administration Staff and students are wonderful. This is a school dedicated to excellence!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is an honor to work with such talented children!

  • (4 years ago)

    KCPS is great for all children. The administration and staff give 110% everyday to their students. This school is extremely committed to ensuring the success of all children!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a first grade teacher at Kennedy Charter School and I love it!We have a small number of children in our classrooms which allow a lot of one-on-one time with the children. It also allows me to teach a lot of fun and elaborate lessons. The children really enjoy coming to school to learn new and exciting things! The students also love the new play ground put in this year. So come in and visit us sometime! We also have kindergarten and plan on expanding next year!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school I and the principal interact very well my daughter on honor roll every quarter she did'nt have no behavior problem she in the National honor society graduated with Honor class olf '08' will attend King college this Fall Nursing Program. Thank you Kennedy Charter Public School.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hello and I am a student at Kcps and I honestly have to say that this has been worst school I have been to. The foundation is flawed thus the school is flawed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have visited this school on several ocassions to visit students. I work as a mentor in Mecklenburg Cabbarrus and Union county. this school tries to offer the best to the students. I've watched the way they relate to students while waiting for my mentee to come. You can see they care even when they are getting on them for their behavior.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of the programs is characteristic of a charter school serving a population of students who are struggling academically. It is not a traditional public school but one with smaller classes to help students achieve.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academic wise this school is not up to par. Every grade level is doing the same work. There is no music or art program but a basketball team that was out of control. There is hardly any parent involvement and the principal along the assistant are not professional at all. I would not recommend this school to anyone until they have done some serious leadership changes.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a very low-performance school. The principal does not interact with the student body well the school overall has failed tremendously. This school has several fights and the children are not being disciplined well at all. Not a good recommendation at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    I do not like this school. I was very dissapointed at the parents meeting. The principal as well as the assistant principal were very non professional. The school is failing and it is no suprise.

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