Bishop Kenny High School

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Bishop Kenny High School, Inc. is a 4-year co-educational Catholic college preparatory school that was founded in 1952. The campus is located in Northeast Florida on the Southside of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, a growing metropolitan center with a population of more than 1.3 million people. Approximately 1,200 students are enrolled in grades 9-12.

 

Contact Information
1055 Kingman Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-7545
(904) 398-5728 FAX
CEEB #100740
 
Accreditation and Membership
Bishop Kenny High School, Inc. is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association, the Florida Catholic Conference, The College Board, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, and the Florida High School Athletic Association.

Faculty
Bishop Kenny High School has a professional staff of 82 men and women 50% of which hold advanced degrees. The average teaching experience of the faculty is 16 years.

Grade and Rank Information
All students take seven courses each year. Cumulative grade point averages are based on annual grades. The annual grade is computed by combining quarter grades with semester exams. Class rank is based on all students and on all subjects. Grade point average and class rank are weighted. Honors and Advanced Placement courses receive an additional weight.

Advanced Placement Test Results
In 2017, 713 AP exams were administered to 277 students. 81% of Bishop Kenny students taking AP exams earned a passing score, compared with the State of Florida rate of 54% and the global rate of 60%. AP exams are graded on a scale of 1-5, with 3-5 considered to be passing grades.

Class of 2018
Typically 98-99% of Bishop Kenny graduates attend college.
In the class of 2018, 292 students matriculated as follows:

  • Entered college: 99%
  • Accepted to 4-year college: 82%
  • Accepted to 2-year college: 17%
  • National Merit Commended: 3
  • National Hispanic Scholars: 2
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships: 172 (59% of graduates)
  • Total Scholarships Awarded: 448 ($12.49 million)
  • Community Service Hours (2016-17): 19,012
  • Community Service Hours (4 Year Total): 56,147
Class of 2017 (Class of 2018 available in September) 
 
SAT Mean Scores
  Reading Math Writing
Total Reading & Math
Total SAT
 Top 10%:  644  637  644  1281  1925
 Top 25%:  618  628  619  1246  1865
 Top 50%:  588  595  583  1183  1765
 Top 75%: 558 561  552  1119  1671
 Bishop Kenny:  526  523  510  1050  1560
 Florida:  481  475  462  956  1418
 National:  494  508  482  1002  1484

ACT Mean Composite Scores
   English Math Reading Science Composite
 Top 10%: 32.2 29.2 31.9 31.0 31.1
 Top 25%: 30.1 28.1 29.9 29.3 29.3
 Top 50%: 27.7 26.5 28.3 27.6 27.5
 Top 75%: 26.1 24.8 26.9 26.0 26.0
 Bishop Kenny: 23.8 22.8 24.5 23.9 23.9
 Florida: 18.9 19.5 21.1 19.5 19.9
 National: 20.1 20.6 21.3 20.8 20.8