Bishop Kenny High School

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Basic Information

Address: 1055 Kingman Ave., Jacksonville, FL
County: Duval
School District: Diocese of St. Augustine
Phone Number: 904-398-7545
Fax Number: 904-398-5728
Principal: Mr. Todd Orlando
School Type: Catholic College Preparatory High School

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Additional Information

Accreditation: the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Founded: 1952
Organization Affiliation: National Catholic Education Association, The Florida Catholic Conference, The College Board, The National Association for College Admissions Counseling, and the Florida High School Athletics Association.
Ages/Grades: Grades 9-12
School Setting:

The 55 acre campus is located in Northeast Florida on the south side of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, in a growing metropolitan center with a population of more than 1.5 million people. The school represents students from a broad range of economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

School Schedule: 7:55am to 2:35pm
School days in Calendar Year: 180 instructional days
School Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King, Presidents' Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Diocesan In-Service Days

Diocese of St. Augustine and Jacksonville

School Size: 1,250
Classroom Size: 24
Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Catholic $9,135.00 Non-Catholic Students $12,465.00

Financial Aid:

Financial Need Based Through FACTS.


Religion, English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Language, Health Education and Fitness, Practical and Performing Arts, NJROTC.


Bishop Kenny High School offers an expanded college preparatory curriculum designed to meet the needs of all types of learners. The three levels of courses offered: College Preparatory, Honors and Advanced Placement are designed to challenge students academically and prepare them for admission to college.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Office of School Counseling, Learning Resource Program, Campus Ministry

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

One to One iPad program for students, Microsoft and Apple computer labs.

School Championships:

27 State Championships

School Clubs:

Anchor, Art, BK Ambassadors, Brain Brawl, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Cheerleading, Chorus, Crusader Vision, Drumline, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America, Forensics Team, German, Crusader E-Sports, History, Interact, International Thespian Society, Kenny Angels, Latin, Medical Career, Multimedia Arts, National Honor Society, German, Art, Latin, Spanish, Science, Tri-M Honor Societies, Newspaper, NJROTC Academic, Air Rifle, Athletic, Color Guard, Cyber Patriot, Drill, Drone, Orienteering Teams, Quill & Scroll Society, Red & White Girls, Rho Kappa, Robotics Team, St. Vincent de Paul, Science, Spanish, Student Council, Student Government Association, BKHS Theatre, Yearbook.

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Carla Harris '80, Lark Will '77, Patrick O'Connor '97, Chris Davlantes '11

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Yes, all students with a valid Florida driver's license

Uniform Guidelines:

Girls wear white uniform shirt and plaid skirts, Boys wear white uniform shirt and navy blue slacks.

Admissions Deadline: Rolling
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to partner with parents in the education and formation of their children by providing a culture of faith, personal enrichment, and high academic standards in which all students can achieve and excel as they prepare for college and life.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Guided by the lessons of the Gospel, Bishop Kenny graduates will be persons of integrity, capable of making life-decisions and positive contributions to their faith, family and global communities.
School History: In September 1952 Archbishop Joseph Hurley's vision of a Central Catholic High School that would accommodate the consolidation of three small Catholic High Schools became a reality. Renamed later that year in honor of the third Bishop of St. Augustine, Bishop Kenny High School has a 68-year tradition of excellence in the Jacksonville community.
Notes/School Information:

99% of Bishop Kenny graduates are accepted to over 150 colleges each year earning over 15.5 million in scholarships.