The original John F. Kennedy High School building was constructed in 1964. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District went before the City Planning Commission for demolition and relocation approval of the historic building. Located about 1.5 miles from the old site, the newly constructed, 149,000 SF JFK High School opened in 2020.
The school serves about 900 students in grades 9-12. The campus features academic programming personalized toward individual students’ success preparing for future career opportunities. It also includes a separate area for two freshman academics, PACT and E3AGLE, for the students who live locally in the neighborhood.
The structure is a combination of steel beam and bar joist framing supported by masonry bearing walls. A large overhang canopy with skylights and glass facade greets students at the main entry.