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John F. Kennedy School

Public | 1-5 | 288 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2012

This school has made great improvements to giving kids what they need to achieve. Class rooms are inviting to parents. My daugther's first grade teacher had a presentation almost every month. This allowed parents to be appart of the magic. I love it what the staff has done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

It seems like discipline continues to be a problem at this school. Rowdy students disrupt the education process far too often and the administration is loathe to do anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

This school used to be top notch and has lost it's 'sparkle',they cater to the Top students or the Low students and the ones in the middle lose out.Vice principal is wonderful,although some of the great staff have left recently. I used to love the school but now i'm looking forward to moving on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

The level of attention to academic excellence far surpases other districts that I have been involved in. I am impressed with the level of full inclusion that is being implemented district wide and with adequate teacher student supports. It is a model that all districts should strive to mirror. The extracurricular activities are available to all students and there is a vast array of opportunities to participate in activities that are available. The home school connection is very apparaent through home-school activities as well as parent participation through the PTO.
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Posted June 23, 2004

Joh F. Kennedy School has some excellent teachers. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the administration. Last year, the principal, who was vey well liked by both parents and teachers retired. His replacement does not have the same leadership skills and often treats students, parents and teachers in an unprofessional manner. Discipline is getting worse and morale is low, and I fear many of the best teachers will leave.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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 83% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
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 84% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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 84% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black61%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students80%
Female91%
Male69%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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
Black 55% 13%
Hispanic 20% 20%
White 13% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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 38%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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530 Park Ave
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: (860) 687-2060

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