About Kennett High School


Kennett High School is proud to have been named one of the best high schools in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report.

Our mission is to ensure high levels of achievement for all students as determined by state and national standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome.

Academic Expectations - Students will:

  • write effectively in a variety of forms, for different purposes, and to diverse audiences.
  • read with fluency and understanding and develop an independent reading habit.
  • demonstrate a facility with numbers, perform mathematical calculations accurately and apply mathematical operations effectively in a variety of situations.
  • use technology effectively as a tool for accessing, organizing, analyzing and presenting information.
  • formulate questions based on needs, interests and information and test hypotheses using appropriate research and data analysis.
  • apply speaking and listening skills as a means of gathering information and communicating with others.
  • compare and contrast cultures of the world with respect to art, music, language, history and other salient characteristics.
  • reflect on their own work and understanding, identify strengths and weaknesses, and consider feedback from others.
  • apply appropriate models and unifying principles to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
  • monitor personal health and develop habits that lead to better health and fitness.

Social Expectations - Students will:

  • empathize with other people and view events and decisions from multiple perspectives.
  • collaborate effectively with self-directed teams of students.
  • act in a respectful manner toward all members of the school community.
  • speak with honesty and act with integrity.
  • demonstrate initiative and motivation for learning.
  • demonstrate responsibility for academic achievement and personal growth.


Civic Expectations - Students will:

  • understand the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.
  • participate in community service.