Kennett High School

Dear, Parents, Students, and Patrons, The City of Kennett is extremely supportive and remarkably proud of their schools. The current Kennett High School (KHS) campus was established in 1954 and is located at 1400 West Washington. In 2008, the campus was renovated, which included the installation of new doors, windows, flooring, air conditioners, and heating units.

At KHS, we have established a culture where we say, “Kids Here Succeed”. Kennett High School offers a wide variety of courses focused on meeting the needs of today’s students. At KHS, we offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a plethora of extracurricular activities and clubs. As your new Principal, I am proud to offer our students the very best educational opportunities that are available. With that being said, I expect our students to do their best while they are here, take advantage of the opportunities available, and get themselves involved as much as possible. Their involvement helps to maintain a culture conducive to the educational experience.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the KHS administration, faculty, and support staff to welcome you to KHS. I am confident that our staff can provide you with an excellent educational experience. In the event that I, and/or any KHS staff member, can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience at 573- 717-1120

Again, welcome to KHS!

Sincerely yours,

Richie Leeker
Principal, KHS


The faculty and staff of Kennett High School believe that all students can learn and that the learning experience goes beyond the classroom. We further believe that not only striving to meet high academic standards but also participating in extra-curricular activities and community service contribute to the development of the well-rounded student. Therefore, the mission of Kennett High School is to provide for all students an environment which promotes academic achievement, personal accountability, responsible citizenship, and a desire to be lifelong learners. 


K.H.S. - Kids Here Succeed


Kennett High School
1400 West Washington St.
Kennett, MO 63857
Telephone: 573-717-1120
Fax: 573-340-6651

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Richie Leeker Principal
Chad Pritchett Assistant Principal
Melanie Sweger Secretary, Principal's Office
Vicky Wilcoxson Secretary, Counselor's Office
Carrie Blue Communication Arts
Vici Bodkin Family/Consumer Science 
Neal Bradley American History
Mendy Brandt World History
Mindy Brown Communication Arts
Weldon Brown  Special Education 
Michael Cates Counselor (9th & 10th Grade)
Sally Cates Spanish 
Kris Crossno Counselor (11th & 12th Grade)
Karen Davis  Math 
Justine Domke Assistant Band Director
Karen Edgington Librarian/Library Science
Kim Hunter Special Education
Neysa Hodgson History
Ashley Jewell Communication Arts
Rick Johnson Math
Lisa Lancaster  Math 
Lennes McFerren  Physical Education 
Michelle McMullan Chemistry
Jordan Murphy  College Adviser 
Aaron New AEP (PM) and PE
Lance Penn Biology
Katie Porterfield Biology
Paige Presley  Communication Arts 
Jenifer Ragins Government
Courtney Rhew Spanish
Viretta Sexton Choir Director
Ruth Strother Math
Lori Telgen Special Education 
Jamie Thompson Physical Science
Archer Tribett  Assistant Choir Director 
James Vaughan AEP/Athletic Director
Laurie Vaughan Special Education
Nick Webb Band Director
Andrew Webster  JAG 
Angela Wilcoxson Art
Joel Wyatt  Fitness