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John F Kennedy Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 582 students

 
 

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Posted October 4, 2007

I am so happy that my child is studying in this school where the teachers are committed and dedicated. I am glad that reasonable homework is assigned on most days. I see my child read everyday for about twenty minutes. This is THE place to learn.
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Posted April 26, 2003

one of the best run schools i have ever seen.always clean, people are very friendly.has been called a big family for many years , and now i know why. these people all know how to work together to make a school a place to learn and enjoy.


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
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 71% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
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 78% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students77%
Female89%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female71%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
African American82%
Asian90%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
African American58%
Asian80%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
White 80% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 4% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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