• Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Code Orange – Schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay. Emergency personnel are not eligible for liberal leave and must report to work on time.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center.
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast. 

    Miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018 – Código naranja – Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal. El personal de emergencia no reune los requisitos para la licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • NO habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes NO deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día ni de Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC) ni de los Programas de Educación Especial.
    • Cualquier programa escolar especial que requiere transporte antes del mediodía NO tendrá transporte, incluyendo el Centro de Ciencia Howard B. Owens.
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno.
  • About Us


    OUR MISSION

    Our mission is to improve academic achievement. We will take advantage of professional development opportunities, utilize formative and summative assessments to drive instruction, and build a strong base of skilled professionals.

    Vision

    Our vision is to connect to powerful dreams and positive values for our students, staff, and parents. Kenmoor Middle School is a teaching and learning community where learning is a differentiated process and teaching is based on reflective judgment and student engagement. All stakeholders are focused on rigorous instruction and academic success for all. Teachers collaborate to improve instruction, learn new techniques and apply best practices. Staff and Administration are collegial team members that “Care to Make a Difference in Every Child’s Life.” We respect and appreciate diversity and strive to make parents our partners by having strong parental involvement.

    History

    Kenmoor Junior High School was opened on January 29, 1973 and took its name from the community of its location. The building was designed with a one-story view from Mason Street and a two-story view from the rear. Classes were held in two wings forming a U-shape with a courtyard open to the northwest. It was a duplicate of Lord Baltimore Junior High with slight modifications, costing $2,811,300.00 and taking two years to build. Its original address was 8210 Mason Street, Landover, MD; but due to traffic problems, Kenmoor Drive was opened as an access road and the address changed to 2500 Kenmoor Drive, Landover, MD.
    The school opened mid-year when court-mandated busing went into effect, drawing many staff and students from Maryland Park Junior High, which closed at that time. Mr. Harry A. Rose was the first principal to approximately 600 students.

    The students selected the Kavalier as the school mascot and the colors of green and white were adopted.

    Attendance rose to almost 1200 students in grades seven, eight, and nine before 1983 when the school became Kenmoor Middle with grades seven and eight only as a result of the county’s decision to move ninth grades to high school buildings.

    In 1985 Kenmoor Middle School became the first magnet school in the county offering a special program for talented and gifted (TAG) students from the Northern part of Prince George’s County. A total of 200 TAG students joined Kenmoor’s comprehensive population for a differentiated program with advanced courses. In 1987 Kenmoor Middle became an ESOL Center with specialized classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages.

    The magnet population and the diversity of cultures have enhanced the academic program and performance of all the students at Kenmoor. In 1989 Kenmoor was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for Excellence in Education and it continues to involve students in high level competitions that have earned the school recognition locally, statewide, and nationally.