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John F. Kennedy Middle School4
Posted September 25, 2013
- a parent
Kennedy Middle School is a very good school for every kind of learner! There are classes for Advanced Students (such as Geometry), English Learners, Special Needs and so on. Every student learns in this school. The principal is doing a fantastic job hiring and keeping quality staff that have a sincere love of teaching. Kennedy has many extracurricular activities including sports, art, dance, drama, and a fantastic instrumental music program that has received many awards.
This school is the last remaining true "middle school" in this district. This school offers opportunities for students this age to interact with students from all over the district. The neighborhood is very watchful and welcoming to students attending this middle school. I am a home owner in the community and have sent my 3 students to this school and hope my grandchildren attend school here someday. I believe in neighborhood schools and passed up offers to send all 3 of my own students to North Star, so that they could walk to school and attend the middle school that my successful brother attended. It is a privilege to be in my second year at this hard working school! Parent and community involvement is key, as it is at all school campuses.
Kennedy is a good 6-8 grade school with a fantastic music program, art and dance classes, and after-school sports and drama. There are many wonderful teachers, and a range of class levels from advanced to special education. The new principal is bringing the school much-deserved good attention for bringing test scores up and improving school spirit. Kennedy prepared my oldest child for high school (including AP classes). Check it out!
As a parent I wanted to know why the same group of teachers are chosen for the Grand Canyon and DC trips. It isn't experience as they like to say because one year a new hottie was allowed to go over a more qualified outdoor environmentalist expert who wasn't attractive. Makes me wonder what is going on. Perhaps the new principal can break this cycle.
I have had 2 children at this school. The teachers are dedicated and really care about the kids. The principal and vice principal have created a great learning environment and safety is not an issue. There are advanced classes as well as extra support classes available to best meet your child's learning needs. They also offer real PE, music, and art, unlike the K-8 schools. One of my children is now at a big comprehensive high school and feels well prepared by his experience at Kennedy Middle School. The school gets a bad rap in the community but it is not at all deserved. The majority of parents I know think Kennedy was a great place to send their child for middle school.
WORST SCHOOL! The principal is a joke! My daughter has been bullied twice by the same girl. I have had meetings with the principal and they will not do anything about it! I want to go to the media and I plan to post and hand out flyers to get a response from other parents. Don't these morons watch the NEWS?! Do they want to end up on the news? Terrible, terrible job! I don't know how the Principal sleeps at night!
I am so happy my son is now a Freshman and out of there. If I had to choose a middle school all over again, he certainly would not have gone there. They do call the cops for every little thing. Just ridiculous. Good ridden Mr. Sedar. Now they need to get rid of Ms. Vance. Some teachers just don't have the passion anymore. They are more interested in discipline then teaching.
The administration should ask the police to patrol this school continually. The liberal teachers are not at all qualified, and are protected the unions that are directly responsible for the dumbing down of our students. These liberal teachers fight the administration and support the students who believe anything goes. The teachers bend to a society that thinks that anything goes, and they think that they are supposed to support the students illegal behavior while slandering the administration. Change the name of the school because all of the students know the story of JFK's escapades, and are apparently using him as their role model