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9-12
Public district
Fremont, CA
Students enrolled: 1,388
 

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39999 Blacow Road
Fremont, CA 94538

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(510) 657-4070
(510) 438-9287
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April 14, 2014
My son is very happy and is studying well in Kennedy maintaining a GPA of 3.8 +.Initially I was skeptical about him adjusting given the fact he had been in private school since Elementary until Middle school.But now I am confident and very positive about the School.They have block system which prepares the kids for college, better elective choices thru MROP,great Baseball coaches , teaching staff so far are great .I have no complaints and wish the School continues with more competitive Programs for the kids in the near future, so that Kennedy is not down played.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2014
Walters Jr High - I am the first to admit what a posative experience this school has been for my son. I received mixed comments prior to my son attending for 7th grade. Now that he is at the end of his 8th grade yr; the experience has definately been a 100% turn around. Stay in communication w/your child, the teachers/principal and you will be surprised what a positive experience your child has at any school.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2014
Kennedy is the worst school is the area,its only rival is walters Jr.High. It's sad because there are some really good elementary schools in the area but by the time the kids get through JFK they are lost.I have a daughter at JFK and a son at walters and I actually feel bad that I cant move.These schools need to be smitted.If you have any hope of playing sports dont go here unless you like to get crushed every game. Your only win of the year will be against Mission.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
We love the block system! less stress on our kids with homework and more time in the class room to learn!!

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2012
Kennedy has good opportunities for those who want to learn. There are plenty of AP classes to choose from.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2011
I am proud that my daughter is studying in this Great School, where she got Spanish AP 3.0 and now taking AP Biology and I met with Teachers they are so helpful and want to change the world. I wish every student a great success in life.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2011
I transferred to Kennedy in my Sophomore year from Homestead High in Cupertino. I graduated in 2004, so it's been awhile and my review is only for my time at Kennedy. Students here don't seem to care much about their future. Although I still graduated with an above 3.0 average, I know I could have done much better. I had a 4.0 GPA before I transferred here. I'm not saying everything is the school's fault, of course a lot of it has to do with myself. Like many teenagers, I didn't know any better. I only cared enough to get grades better than my friends. At my old school, everyone was competitive, it would look bad if I didn't get a 4.0. Believe it or not, my previous high school was MUCH harder than Kennedy. Students here just don't care. It brings down the environment of other students. As for the teachers, I didn't have many that were very authoritative. Like some of the other reviews said, the students ran the class rooms. By the way, there's a location across the street from the school where students openly smoked weed. I hope they have taken care of that problem, but for the 3 years I was there, nothing was done & I'm sure the school knew about it. It was hard to miss.

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2011
I am a junior at Kennedy High School and have a 4.0 GPA. We accept every student for who they are. I highly disagree with any parent or student that thinks poorly of our school. The teachers here are very understanding and if we need help they're always willing to take their time to help us.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2011
You have to have been going to this school for a long time to think highly of it. I was the new kid and was by myself most the time at lunch and never talked to anyone in class because they seemed so snotty. The counselor that I had was really awkward. It just overall made me uncomfortable.

- submitted by a student

June 26, 2010
I would like to see more involvement between the school/teachers and parents. I would also like to see the school doing more projects to help the community.

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2010
I transferred to this school for my sophomore year, and then I went back to my old school. I learned virtually nothing here; the teachers were scared of the kids, and the kids KNEW it. The teachers sat back and let the kids run the room. Sure, it was fun, but I'll pay for it later when I have to go to college!

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2010
I hate this school, it seems that they have some sort of idea to jump or pick on or make the new student feel un-wanted. If you were to put your child in this school dont put them in the middle of the year.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2010
It's not necessarily the teachers that are bad, it's the environment. You're surrounded by kids who generally don't care about their grades or about where they'll go after high school. And sports? We get last or next to last place in almost every single sport. I have friends in Walters, they do not want to play sports at Kennedy because most of our teams do not have winning records.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2010
I have to disagree with the parent that thinks Kennedy H S influenced in her son's thinking. I went to Kennedy in the 70's; graduated with 3.4 gpa. My sons graduated 1999,2000 also with a gpa above 3.0. Now my daughters are graduating this year with a gpa above 3.2 they all have been honors students, We all have participated in sports. Above all this. I just want to say that Kennedy is been a great school for my family and friends. Kennedy is a small school with a great diversity of choices that prepares you for College. You just have to get involved.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2010
Speaking for the many students living in this attendance area who transferred to Irvington, I can definitely say that this isn't the place to be if you can help it. I left after my freshman year and am currently a sophomore at Irvington.

- submitted by a student

January 01, 2010
i have to disagree with the parent below me, 2 of my grandchildren graduated from kennedy and are playing college basketball and are getting 3.00 gpa in college my grandson is graduating this year, since my grandchildren have been there they have done sports up to there ears, both my granddaughters have been in leadership and its non stop SAT talk to prep the students and aslo they promoted shirts for STAR testing, i think you need to open up and get invovled a little to see how great this school is

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2009
The school environment has influensed my son's thinking more or less. He was USA Swimming Champion. Since the time he moved to Fremont and enrolled Kennedy High, he stopped swimming, did very poorly in school. The school does not promote sport, SAT test, and STAR test. Couselor does not help students to select appropriate courses. I hope the best for my son.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 02, 2009
its the best we have no clicks not fights very spirted school.

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2009
I love the diversity of Kennedy. It's not like many other schools where it's practically the same people wherever you look. Everyone can fit in with anyone. And the teachers are really awesome too.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 01, 2009
This is the best high school to have ever been established. Students get a premier academic education, but most importantly they grow up to be people. These students are not machines that simply recite memorized text book entries. The pupils of John F. Kennedy High School encounter normal problems and develop normal and casual social relationships with among others. Despite common misconceptions, the environment is incomparable to that of other schools. Kennedy has a very receptive atmosphere and there is a place for everyone, regardless of ones interests. I am here to affirm that this is a great high school that allows its students excellent opportunities for their future.

- submitted by a community member

October 01, 2009
Kennedy is the BEST SCHOOL EVER! The reason why? The people at Kennedy High School are the least judgmental people you can ever meet. =] Almost everyone I have grown close to are from Kennedy. Not only do they have the most AP classes in the Fremont Unified School district, but also have the move pumped up rallies! Sure, other schools say that they have great rallies, but no one has school pride like Kennedy! We have an awesome campus with friendly students and teachers. I feel like people shouldn't judge a school until they get to know it. So here's MY vote for Kennedy High School. I'm proud to say that Kennedy IS America's favorite school. The spirit, the people, and the environment make school worth going to. It's going to a place that you will definitely want to be. And don't forget about how hardworking the athletes are =] They have a great volleyball team. It doesn't matter how many games you win either, but just look at the relationships that the players have with each other. It's priceless. And so, I feel like Kennedy High should be America's favorite school. I LOVE ALL OF YOU GUYS!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 01, 2009
Because jfk it has best teachers here and best school spirit wooooo

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 01, 2009
Because everyone gets along with everyone there. People say theres alot of fights at kennedy. Theres actually no fights there. Well, there hasn't been yet. And we've been at school for 1 month already. People just automatically think kennedy is a bad school when they hear the name. But thats not truee. The teachers are really helpful and suportive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 30, 2009
Kennedy is the best school in the world. It has the most diverse races in all of the school district. We rule football, soccer, basketball, and swimming.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 30, 2009
Kennedy is awesome. The teachers are chill. The students are nice. Overall, it's got a lovely atmosphere. :)

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 30, 2009
Provides multiple opportunites & activites to prepare students for college both academic & hands on!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 29, 2009
Kennedy has received negative publicity due to incidents that have happened around our campus. For the past 4 years, my daughter and I have rallied together to make those negatives into many positives. The staff, teachers, students, and parents at Kennedy work hard to keep our school personable which is what my daughter loves so much about Kennedy. Kennedy is located in the less income area of Fremont so our community is in need of more financial support from the outside. We will always look out for Kennedy High School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 25, 2009
There is so much to say about Kennedy High School, that it's nearly impossible to sum it up in just a few words. The experiences us as Titans shared from the start of our high school life, to the finish, will be something that we will never forget. The people here are so outgoing and approachable, which makes it easy for friendships to start. Kennedy Titans dedicate so much time to their academics, because we understand that with hard work comes reward. And on the field, playing the game we love, we're simply unstoppable; there's no better way to put it. Kennedy offers so many opportunities to us as students because of our diverse population. JFK and we Titans are simply amazing. There's no easier way to put it. (:

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2009
John F. Kennedy is a diverse school with many bright and creative students. We have many academic programs to help our students be prepared for college. For instance, Kennedy has AVID classes, small learning communities, and multiple extracurricular activities to promote higher education. In addition, Kennedy trains students to be responsible citizens, who will think about a sustainable environment. Kennedy has two Green academies (Green Tech and Green Ventures) that educate students about green issues and provide internship experiences in the green occupational field. Furthermore, our school has a schoolwide recycling program, where students go class to class every Wednesdays during Homeroom to collect bottles, cans, and paper. Our school promotes community service and service learning. Students are required to participate in the community and actively apply what they are learning at school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
September 25, 2009
I love JFK because this school may have its up and downs and may have a bad rep.... but there is so much good in this school whether it be the students, teachers, or parents. Kennedy has a lot to offer and i wouldnt trade it up for any other school. This school is second home for me, full of friends, teammates, and new experiences. Kennedy has made me feel accpeted and loved! Go titans!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 20, 2009
The school is extremely student-friendly with a lot of support for students academically, socially and emotinally. Teachers stay long after the school day is over and there a lot of excellent services to help students get through school. The counseling staff is excellent. That is not always true at all schools. There is an excellent peer support program called peer advocates, with students who help other students. My son got help through this program and he said it made school much better for him, It seems that a lot of people care at Kennedy HS. Academics are important but they are nothing without the emotional support our kids need, and that we needed, in high school.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
I graduated from Kennedy two years ago and had nothing but good experiences. The schools staff is great all the teachers love what they teach, and try to help each student as needed. There are a few bitter teachers who shouldn't be there but I won't mention names. The benefits and quality of the school depend on the individual-some student love it, some hate it. I loved it but that was because I was involved-in Cheer leading, swimming, tennis, Club 540, Video Club, and a good senior project class. If you are involved you see all the good not focus on the bad-which is what the bad students do. Football should not be what a school is based on-we are not a sports school-but i loved doing sports because it was a fun way to experience school activities whether good or bad, it was so much fun!

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
I recently attended back to school night, the principal and teachers at kennedy high really care about their students, the teachers are enthusiastic about teaching! I left the school that night positive, energized and looking forward to a great year!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2006
So far, so good. My child is a freshman here, and we really like the block schedule. Homework is manageable and my son seems to be able to focus on each class, rather than move from one to the next as fast as possible to just 'get it done.' Administration is responsive to questions and teachers do a good job of communicating back to parents. The custodial staff is friendly and the school grounds are well maintained.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
I was not sure if I wanted my daughter to attend Kennedy because of the poor publicity but I have come to the conclusion that it's all up to your child. My daughter continues to be on the honor roll and that's what counts. I have met all of her teachers and I am impressed. It's not easy being a teacher in California especially with Arnold cutting back. The only thing I'd like to see is maybe each semester by grade having parents meet at the school in the evening and have the principal giving an update on where the school is going. I agree that our football team is pretty bad and what I am hearing is that we need a new coach with new ideas.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2005
I believe that Kennedy High has a reputation that it does not deserve. Although it does not receive the most funds in the district or attain the highest test scores, any child can succeed here for the drive to succeed rest far more on the student and less on the school. At Kennedy a student may take any number of Honors or AP classes available as well as any of the Multimedia and Technology based courses. There are also a large number of extracurricular activities, especially clubs, which a student may join or participate. The level of parent invovlement is not as high as I may desire, however, it has a wonderful base of the most dedicated of parents.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2005
Poor leadership from peers and teachers. School is very poor they can't provide quality programs and they don't even have a football field.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
Great AP and Honors program where teachers are very helpful. Great foreign language program. Teachers are not very helpful in regular classes, huge difference between advanced placement classes and regular classes. School isn't very clean, but most public schools aren't. Overall good school.

- submitted by a student

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John F. Kennedy High School
39999 Blacow Road, Fremont, CA  94538
(510) 657-4070
Last modified John F. Kennedy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John F. Kennedy High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top