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John F. Kennedy Middle School

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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do feel that the town does an injustice to its students and children in cramming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in a small, outdated facility.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


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About these ratings

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 86% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
84%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
85%

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students89%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black93%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black94%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 61%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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155 Raffia Rd
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860) 763-8855

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