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Kennedy Middle School

kennedy2200 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5500 Fax: (541) 790-5505

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Grades: 6–8
2019–20 Enrollment: 374
Principal: Morgan Christensen <christen_mo@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Victoria Miller <miller_v@4j.lane.edu>

Feeder Elementary Schools: McCornack, Twin Oaks
High School Region: Churchill

Mission Statement:
Our school vision is “Excellence Every Day for Every Knight”. To achieve this, Kennedy Middle School will strengthen a caring community of learners by:

  • Promoting creative, social and intellectual growth
  • Cultivating independent lifelong learners
  • Celebrating diversity through inclusion and equity

Program Description:
Kennedy’s program promotes community outreach and involvement for students, preparing them for a world beyond the school walls. Students become involved in serving others through an active student leadership program and activities such as canned food drives. Specialized programs and activities that develop students’ unique talents and interests are available through the music program, yearbook publication, student clubs, student leadership, AVID, and track & field. Recognition for student achievement and success occurs through the PRIDE Program, Knights of Honor and multicultural awards.

School Highlights:

  • Recognizing excellence and effort: PRIDE Program, Student Leadership Pride, Multicultural Awards, Grade Level Awards and Kennedy Knights of Honor
  • Celebrating diversity: Latino Family Nights and the Martin Luther King Assembly
  • Leadership programs: Student Leadership, Band, AVID, WEB
  • Strong academic support programs: reading and math intervention/support programs, learning center, homework assistance, social support groups, mentoring, tutoring and academic coaching, and a strong behavioral support specialist program
  • Robust band program, PE, aerobic strength training, health and fine arts

School Improvement Goals:
Kennedy Middle School focuses on four areas to improve educational outcomes for all students: school attendance, student academic outcomes, community family outreach and communication, and school climate and culture.

To ensure every student is engaged, ready to learn and experiences success, Kennedy staff commits to:

  • Having high academic expectations
  • Providing equitable access to quality instruction
  • Implementing relevant and timely student supports
  • Building healthy and positive relationships
  • Student voice and agency

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