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Isabella won the Iowa Brain Bee and is going to Florida for the National competition!
Kennedy Counselor Lori Clore is named Iowa School Counselor of the Year!
Welcome To

Kennedy High School

4545 Wenig Rd NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 | 319-558-2251


Kennedy Activities

Kennedy Activities

Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (Away)

Apr 9, 2024 4:15 pm-6:15 pm
Lower Kingston

Soccer: Girls Varsity vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (Home)

Apr 9, 2024 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Coe College

Soccer: Girls Varsity vs. Iowa City Liberty (Away)

Apr 16, 2024 4:15 PM
Iowa City Liberty

A message from our principal

Jason Kline

Welcome to Cedar Rapids John F. Kennedy High School.  Founded in 1967, we are one of the first schools in the country named after President Kennedy and our building was dedicated by his brother, Ted Kennedy.  As president, Kennedy challenged the country to do great things, telling the nation, “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”  We live by that mantra every day.

As one of the top rated high schools in the state, and the top rated high school, public and private, in Linn County (, we take pride in the exceptional academics our teachers provide.   We expect our students to challenge themselves, push their limits, and open as many doors for their future as possible while in high school.  We  have the largest AP program in Linn County, offer endless opportunities through Kirkwood Academies, and have extensive career readiness programs in business, automotive technology, welding, and construction.

We strive every day to live up to our school’s mission: To cultivate the personal and academic growth of our Kennedy community by ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment that moves us courageously forward.  A safe and inclusive environment is something we believe is particularly important as we focus on kindness and respect for everyone in our community.  I am grateful that you have chosen Kennedy High School and are here to answer any questions you have.


Jason Kline

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