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2860 North Keene Way Dr
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 842-3810
Fax: (541) 842-3265
Contact: Tom Ettel, Principal
Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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School office is open weekdays from 7:30 - 3:30 for new student registration.  Please bring proof of address, immunization records and birth certificate. 

The office will be closed Friday, September 5th.

First day of school is Tuesday, September 8th, at 7:55 am. 

Kindergarten Soft Start is September 8th-10th. Parents will be given more information in August regarding Soft Start.


Whether you are a current Kennedy family or just visiting, we hope you will find the information you are looking for on this site. If not, just click the Email link on the navigation bar at the left and let us know how we can assist you.

Have a great Summer!! 

A Message from the Principal:

What makes Kennedy Elementary School unique?
The Medford School District is fairly large and very diverse. Each school community has its own character, and each school has its specialties. If you are considering living in the Kennedy School attendance area, what do we have to offer?
We are a caring and friendly staff.
Have you walked into some local business that offer strong customer service? Our most successful local businesses keenly focus on serving their customers in a friendly way. They provide support and flex to meet customer needs. That is our goal at Kennedy. There are many options for families, including private schools and charter schools. Public schools are no longer the “only game in town.” We go the extra mile to ensure that students, families and patrons feel welcome and have their needs exceeded.
We use high quality programs and strategies.
Over the last ten years, new resources have become available that are “Consumer Reports” for educators. These resources offer the highest level of scrutiny for programs and strategies.  We study these resources, and implement the best quality strategies to ensure we are at the cutting edge.
We offer fun activities for students and their families.
We have a very active and positive Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). They offer a Fall Carnival, Holiday Store, free movie nights, and come along side our staff to improve your child’s school experience. This spring we will showcase all Kennedy students in a new event called “Kennedy's Got Talent.”
We implement innovative programs.
The Arts: We have  a partnership with the Rogue Gallery, and offer quality art instruction to our fifth grade students. This year, we are hoping to include all students in more arts instruction, in order to round out your child's school experience.
History Comes Alive: Three of our staff are involved in a grant to improve history instruction, and have traveled to history sites on the east coast to directly experience US History.
Latest Technology:  Two teachers are piloting the use of new technologies, to teach students how to fluently use Google laptops and iPads. Many teachers offer “virtual field trips” and use technology in other unique ways.
In summary: We offer a balanced approach.
In order for students to meet and exceed high academic standards, we have to use the best strategies and create a positive and engaging environment for our students and families.  In order to live an enriched life, students need to have arts and technology instruction, as well.


 We hope you will join us

 Tom Ettel

541-842-3256 or

Tom Ettel


Please take a look at a short video about our school:

General School Information

Mission Statement: Kennedy School is a partnership of staff, parents, and community members dedicated to providing each child with the skills to become a safe, respectful and responsible lifelong learner.

Motto: TogetherEveryoneAchievesMore = T.E.A.M.

School Rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible

Mascot: Kennedy Patriot

School Colors: Red, White and Blue

Grades:K-6Enrollment519 Staff: 46

Facility: Kennedy is a community school located in Northeast Medford on large acreage. The school underwent significant renovation in 2007. Our sprawling campus includes 2 playgrounds, a large gymnasium and stage, a school library, 2 computer labs, and 27 classrooms.

Student Transportation: Students who live one mile or more from school are bussed to and from school. Children who live less than one mile from school walk or are transported by car.

Middle School and High School Attendance Areas:After finishing sixth grade, Kennedy students attend Hedrick Middle School and then North Medford High School


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549C Medford School District

Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community. It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625

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