John F. Kennedy Community–
On behalf of “Cougar Nation,” I welcome you to John F. Kennedy! I am pleased that you have chosen to visit us.


This refreshed, user-friendly site contains a great deal of information about the school’s academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.

Whether you are a future or current student, parent, or alumnus, there is something here especially for you. Use this information to find ways to get involved if you are not already.

Kennedy High School, a.k.a. JFK, features both traditional and innovative course offerings presented by a dedicated faculty. Students are encouraged to seek success in a positive, nurturing environment, one which fosters growth, personal responsibility, and a challenging instructional program. Individual and cultural diversity is endorsed and supported so that all students receive the opportunity to develop as engaged productive citizens. At JFK, students are encouraged to:

-Get Invested
-Have a Purpose
-Be Thoughtful
-Seek Understanding

If you have questions, I am always available to assist. You may contact me at (916) 395-5090

David Van Natten

About John F. Kennedy
School Code: 052713


John F. Kennedy is a four-year college preparatory high school within the Sacramento City Unified School District.  Enrollment is steady at 2,250 students with a senior class of 540.  School enrollment is based upon attendance boundaries, intra / inter-district permits and open enrollment.  Approximately 52% of the student body receives free or reduced lunch.

Our Mission
The staff, students, and parents or guardians of John F. Kennedy are committed to a safe and caring environment, one that promotes excellence and pride in self, school, and community.


We respect individual and cultural diversity as it promotes understanding of the humanity of all people. We expect all students to achieve their highest potential and encourage them to become responsible and productive members of society.

Kennedy students strive to Have a Purpose in all that they do, Be Thoughtful about how they treat others, Seek Understanding when making judgements, and strive to Get Invested in their education, their community, and the future.