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Daly City, CA
Students enrolled: 512
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785 Price Street
Daly City, CA 94014

(650) 991-1239
(650) 755-1937
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Map of John F. Kennedy Elementary School address.

September 26, 2013
My grandson is in K. I was so excited to hear him read. He is learning so much and loving it. Thanks to the teachers

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2013
I appreciate the fact that they dont let anyone on campus before and during school. I also love that when the kids are let out of school, they walk them out to a designated area where all the parents are waiting and they make the kids raise their hands if they see a parent. Very clean school and lots of room for them to run at recess.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
My grandson attends This school for the first time this year and has made many new friends and comes home happy. He loves his teacher Mrs. Draper and she is very nice! Love the structure, and I loved parent night the first time they had it, very educational and great food!! Thanks to all the staff!

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2011
Yes I totally agree, they do have really bizzare disciplinary actions. I do not agree with the fact that the children get benched during recess for being tardy. This school is not what it use to be. I am having to re-teach my daughter EVERYTHING. I don't feel they have been doing a good job. I will definitely be changing her school to Susan B. Anthony. What I also don't understand is why they must eat outside for breakfast and not in the cafeteria, what if it's freezing outside???? They even let you know that because academically, the children's scores have been so low compared to other schools you are able to transfer to another school. I'm done with this school!

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2011
Great public school! Beautiful murals, organic gardens, and a very loving staff. The principal is kind to the students, and the teachers are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2010
I think JFK is a great school, however, I don't agree with their uniform policy. Did parents vote on that because I don't recall voting? If I wanted my child to wear a uniform I would have sent her to a private school. I also resent the face that Mrs Casey insists on uniforms for school pictures. The parents pay for the pictures, not Mrs Casey, so we should decide on what our child will wear. I also don't like that only children dressed in uniform are allowed to get a ball at recess. That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2010
JFK is a wonderful school full of teachers and staff that are dedicated to the students' personal and academic growth. Despite so many challenges the kids come to school with, the teachers never give up and they keep fighting for their students. No school is perfect but JFK is as close to it as you can get. The only thing is that more parents need to be involved. Teachers are inviting parents in but parents seem to be afraid to help out. Don't be afraid! You can do a lot and the teachers want you to be there working with your children! We all have to be a community helping to raise our kids because teachers can't do it all and we can't do it all. We all have to work together. I've had 4 kids in JFK & the last one is in 3rd grade. They have all loved it!

- submitted by a parent
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August 27, 2008
I totally love this school! All the staff is very nice and helpful; especially Mrs. Reilly. we moved to South San Francisco and my kids still kept going to school there. This is my daughter's last year there and she is already sad just thinking of leaving this school. Thanks, Mrs. Padilla

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
Our experience with JFK is a new, since this is our first year . I really see the hardwork and care that is put into my childs early education. I truly appreciate all of the kindergarten's staff all their dedication.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2007
JFK has caring and dedicated teachers and three wonderful and dedicated secretaries. But the teachers can't do it all parents need to get involve with their children's education. Overall I think that JFK is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2007
J.F.K. has excellent teachers who have for years worked under tight budgets and cut in programs throughout the district. However, this has not stopped them from working even harder to overcome these obstacles and to create a 'rich' teaching environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2007
I think the school lacks as far as education. My son has not had any homework for 4 weeks and he was tested at another school and i was told that this school is not up to speed. I am pulling my son out of this school. They only focus on money not the children. The parents are not involved and don't seem to care. They have all these announcements for parent involvment and PTA meetings, yet I have not been to one yet where it really is a PTA Meeting! Oh and if your kid gets hurt, don't expect the school to notify you.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2006
I have two daughters going to JFK and I have to say I am very impressed with all the teachers there and also the principal. I have a third daughter ready to start kindergarten and she will also be going to jfk.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2005
If you want an elementary school with incredibly kind children and dedicated teachers then this is the place for you. It would be great if parents could help out more around school but they are too busy working. Still they are very supportive of the school in whatever ways they can. Check it out before you rule it out.

- submitted by a teacher

July 05, 2005
Teachers are excellent, but they are lacking budget and parents support.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2004
Over crowded, and now that they're adding 5th, who knows how it will be. There are some very dedicated and excellent teachers, but there are also many who are horrid. The administration and the parents are not supportive... The lack of funding and parental participation leads to the overall lackluster performance of this school. My kids attended JFK for 2 years, and now we have moved to provide them with better educational opportunities. Perhaps the new principal and the fact that Daly City is downsizing the schools will help, but I doubt it.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2004
The principal always seems to have a smile on her face and takes the time to be at functions and to talk with parents. My daughter's teachers have been very communicative and, as a teacher myself, come across as being the cream of the crop with their dedication and efforts. If there is one negative, I wish that there would be more parent involvement as I believe their children would soar more. Too bad, this school doesn't go all the way to 8th grade. In all, this school does its best.

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2003
My son attended this school from K-3rd grade until we moved. I was very happy with the school. I was disappointed with the parents involvement with school activities. I was most pleased about the experience we had with the teachers there. We always had great communication and they always made time for us. We surely miss the school for the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

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John F. Kennedy Elementary School
785 Price Street, Daly City, CA  94014
(650) 991-1239
Last modified John F. Kennedy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top