Walter M Kennedy School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Walter M Kennedy School
Walter M Kennedy School is a public elementary school located in the heart of the city of Chicago. It serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade and is part of the Chicago Public Schools system. The school is named after Walter M Kennedy, a former Chicago Public Schools superintendent and a leader in the African-American community.
Walter M Kennedy School has a strong focus on academics, with an emphasis on the core subjects of math, science, reading and writing. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including art, music, sports and clubs. The school also has a strong emphasis on building character and helping students develop leadership skills.
The school is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment for all of its students. The school has a diverse student population, with students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and economic levels. The staff and faculty are committed to providing a quality education to all students, regardless of their background.
Walter M Kennedy School is a great place for students to learn and grow. It is a place where students can be themselves and develop the skills and knowledge they need to become successful in the future.
250 Otis Perry Dr
Pell City, AL 35128
PreK – 4
Overview Walter M Kennedy School
Walter M Kennedy School serves 419 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Walter M Kennedy School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Walter M Kennedy School
Walter M Kennedy School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Walter M Kennedy School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.