A green shield with a green rectangular scroll attached above the shield; the overall dimensions 3 3/4 inches (9.53 cm) in height and 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in width. On the shield, a white rifle and sabre in saltire surmounted by a white star arraswise, ascending, trailing three white vapor trails to base, the shield edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border. Attached above the shield, a green rectangular scroll inscribed “J.F. KENNEDY” in white letters.
Green and white are the colors of John F. Kennedy High School. The crossed rifle and sabre allude to military training. The star ascending, trailing vapor streams is symbolic of the Missile Age and the geographic location of the school. It also represents the high quality of academic achievement prevalent at the school.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 20 June 1969 currently amended to update the manufactured drawing on 19 June 2014. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-291)