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John F. Kennedy Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 848 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

This school has a problem with staff bullying to a child with disabilities and the school not doing anything about it. On top of this they make choices about your child without you involved. I would not recommend this whole town for any special needs child. They lie about what goes on behind closed doors and because your child is a special needs child they seem to be able to get away with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

john f. kennedy middle school in enfield connecticut 06082 it is a great school most of the time


Posted June 4, 2013

JFK has just been selected for a national award...one of the top six nationwide for middle school! On June 24th six of our students will accompany teachers and administrators to the Bonstingl National Conference to be awarded this prestigious award. JFK has a dedicated staff who are succeeding in presenting solid, creative, and technologically advanced lessons to prepare each student for their success in the high school as a lifelong learner and compassionate citizen. We rock and are always looking for ways to improve!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2011

Kennedy Middle School is the community's rising star. Teachers exhibit quality and care for the students. Parents are encouraged to take part in their child's experiences in such a critical stage of adolescence. HOWEVER, I do feel that the town does an injustice to its students and children in cramming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in a small, outdated facility. Ideally, this this town should have TWO middle schools and one high school, not the opposite, current dynamic). Our school system is the only one with its current unusual setup, though it seems that this situation is changing with reorganization. Anyway, my children had a wonderful experience at Kennedy and became great scholars! Like many of our school facilities, Kennedy also needs a total gut and renovation (or addition if the town chooses to remain with one middle school). Principal leadership was strong and with direction. Like many middle schools, there are instances of cliques and social class standing within the student body. Overall, I can only talk about my experiences with this school, but keep in mind that the community is going through lots of changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

First of all there is alot of rascism at this school. Students are always making rascist jokes about certain groups or religions Also, we don't really see alot of our principal which means he isn't that involved with us directly. I was a new student and came during half of the seventh grade and it took me a year and a half to finally meet him. Also, the school is lacking in funding which means that we don't really get to go on field trips and we're pretty behind in technology. The teaching is okay, it isn't horrible but it definetely isn't great. It seems like some of the teachers are just there to get paid and don't really care about us. The lunch is good though. There's been alot of bad incidents such as people bringing knives and bebe guns to school. People smoke pot and do drugs on campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2010

John F. Kennedy Middle School is one academic community that won't disappoint! I had two children go through the school and through Enfield High School, one of which is now at Brown University. The learning environment is highly professional and the teachers all work together for the benefit of forming a highly concentrated, comprehensive, and advanced curriculum for the students. It's PSAT and CMT scores show that the school works hard to make sure the children obtain a top notch education superior to those in neighboring communities. It also fosters an integrative sports program and a huge variety of extracurricular activities fit for all types of personalities! I can't stop raving about this school. My children, now adults, have benefited greatly from the Enfield School System and its public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

Great School! My daughter had a good experience both years. I think all the talk your hear about JFK is just talk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

This school is great! you wanna get the barnes team.... Mr barnes rox. Mr martin is soso... Dont kno abut the others... But other than that, its great!!! after skool is great too! enjoy jfk, the jail for kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

i go there. i should know. please. you guys rated way to low. they have alot of get teacers and great affter school programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

I think that the school is an amazing experience for all middle school students. I highly recommend this school to all of the concerned parents out there.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

355 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

412 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

422 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

421 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial64%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial67%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students66%
Female79%
Male54%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial64%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial60%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students68%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial70%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 62%
Hispanic 8% 19%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Enfield, CT 06082
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