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Kennedy K-5 Elementary School

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Posted November 1, 2010

This is my son's 1st year at the Kennedy and he is doing remarkably well. The atomosphere is so embracing by the teachers, administration and even the students. Last year he went to a different public school and it was so hard to even have a conversation with your child's teacher, the administration kept the school so locked off from the parents. It seemed almost like he was going to a military school. I'm just relieved to know that my son is attending one of the best Elementary schools in Brockton, MA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Teachers and Principles care about the children and what they learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love the Jophn F. Kennedy because of the dedicated staff. Every staff member has the best interest of the children in mind.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

Getting up every morning is worth it to me because I know I am making a difference at the John F. Kennedy Elem. School. I am very lucky to have supportive staff and wonderful SEI students to work with. What great joy to be greeted daily with a smile and enthusiastic students who are willing and interested in learning and achieving.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2010

The Kennedy School is a place where every child feels valued, respected, and successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I look forward to going to work every single day because of the supportive staff and all of the super students at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The culture of the building is a positive place for all involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

My son has been attending Kennedy since first grade. He is now entering grade 5. We have had nothing but positive experiences here. The teachers are wonderful, as well as the administration. I really love the strong programming after school, as well as the after school care program for parent who work. It is a neighborhood school that is well run.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
20%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Female55%
Male39%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students46%
Female58%
Male35%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners19%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female42%
Male28%
African American24%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners23%

Math

All Students27%
Female14%
Male36%
African American23%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners16%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Female54%
Male49%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners24%

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male52%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners21%

Science

All Students31%
Female33%
Male30%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners10%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 8%
White 35% 67%
Hispanic 11% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brockton, MA 02301
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