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John F. Kennedy School

Public | 1-5 | 324 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.
—Submitted by a teacher


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


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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 67% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
77%
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 68% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
85%
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 72% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male50%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students56%
Female64%
Male46%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students48%
Female58%
Male35%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Writing

All Students50%
Female71%
Male27%
Black52%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students54%
Female63%
Male46%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 53% 13%
Hispanic 24% 19%
White 13% 62%
Asian 5% 4%
Two or more races 5% 1%
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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