Kennedy's enrollment has dropped below 200 students and is projected to continue to decline. Its current K-5 building use is 46.3% of the building's capacity. Kennedy is located in proximity to other elementary schools that have room to grow.
The district's early childhood readiness and special education programs, including tiny-k Early Intervention, are already located at Kennedy. In addition, a community Head Start classroom is housed there.
Kennedy serves a high-needs neighborhood that could benefit from a community center providing early childhood programs and services to young children and their families.