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School History

  • Kennemer


    GW Kennemer MS opened in the repurposed Ninth Grade facility in 2005, and was named for former teacher GW Kennemer.  The school serves grades 7-8.

    GW Kennemer Jr.

    Retired June 1995

    Taught AP/Honors Biology at Duncanville High School for 42 years, from 1952 – 1995.  Coached baseball until 1965, and basketball until 1969.
    Began his teaching career in Yantis ISD, 1 yr.

    Graduated Girard HS, 1947.
    BS Physical Education, ETSU 1950; M Education, ETSU 1951.
    Microbiology Institute, Indiana University 1967
    Summer Institute of Modern Botany and Field Biology, SE Missouri State College (National Science Foundation) 1963; many other graduate classes in biology to maintain professional development

    Science Department Chair; organized staff development for MS – HS science teachers
    Senior sponsor; attended many extracurricular activities to support students.

    Widely considered to be an outstanding and well-respected teacher

    Recommended by School Naming Committee to name third middle school for him, in honor of his long and distinguished career as a dedicated professional teacher.

    Mascot:  Panthers (formerly Knights)


    Colors:  Red and royal blue (formerly navy blue and scarlet)

School Information

  • 7101 W Wheatland Rd
    Dallas 75249
    p. 972-708-3600
    f. 972-708-3636


    School Colors
    Red and Royal Blue

    School Mascot


    Seventh-Eighth Grades

    School Hours
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm


    Campus Administrators
    Monica Smith, Principal
    Earl Addison, Assistant Principal
    Joel Aguilar, Assistant Principal