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Kennedy Elementary School

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Posted June 11, 2009

I have 2 sons who go to JFK. One receives special education. My experience at this school has been outstanding. I could not ask for a better special education program or teacher! My kids love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

My son has been attending JFK in the last few years and we are very happy about the school. While JFK is the older school in Lakeville, the principal and teachers are great and JFK feels like a family. I believe JFK, led by the principal, is genuinely interested in providing the best to all students. JFK is also very flexible in providing the need for individuals. For example, my son is rated very high on all tests and has been allowed to participate in many enrichment programs. While he meets the requirement to jump to higher grade, we had good meetings with his teachers to figure out the best mixed plan for him to cover both academic and social needs. When the principal and teachers always make themselves available and listen to/discuss children's need, you know this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students91%
Female98%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female81%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students78%
Female71%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students74%
Female69%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 17%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mary Jo Hanson
Fax number
  • (952) 469-7248

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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21240 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 232-2800

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