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John F Kennedy Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 341 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

This school is an ok school but it has a lot of bulling in it. Don't get me wrong the teachers try their hardest and they do take time out of their day to help the students but they do nothing about the bullying and there's a lot of fists fights in this school. I do like the sports and the clubs they have but I stopped going and doing afterschool activities because of all the bulling there is. But its a great school. And I made a lot of friends and I learned to stand up for what I believe in, speak my mind, don't let people get to me and the bullying slowly stopped for me. When I was a 7th grader mr. Lester was an awesome teacher along with mr.clark I give all my credit to them. They weren't only English teachers but they were your best friend and your counselor. I am Now a 10th grader and I love all my teachers! I give credit to Ms. J because she was an amazing teacher. She was for special education but she always went out of her way to help, talk and even sit down and make someone happy! JFK is great and I would recommend this school to everyone!!


Posted December 27, 2012

A small school with dedicated teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty. The new principal is excellent as well. The lone drawback is the lack of community support which has definitely trickled down into the students. The students who work hard will succeed at JFK, while the ones who are lazy or don't care will struggle immensely. If more parents and taxpayers backed the district and stressed to their children the importance of school, JFK could be a wonderful environment.


Posted August 9, 2011

I don't believe this school is as great as it seems. The teachers and principle are very rude and don't really care about the students. Unfair consequences and horrible environment. Too much bullying in this school and nothing is done about it. I would not reccommend this school to ANYBODY.


Posted January 14, 2009

JFK Middle is a wonderful school. All the teachers and staff care so much about our community and our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

I love my school it has the best teachers ever!:) and its a great learning environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2005

This school has many after school activities avaliable for all students. This school has a very prosocial enviorment and many learning possibilities.
—Submitted by a student


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 30% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects 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. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects 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. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects 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. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students12%
Female10%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students11%
Female10%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects 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. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students19%
Female22%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students12%
Female11%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects 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. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female28%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students11%
Female14%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Science

All Students86%
Female78%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities77%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects 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. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 93% 48%
Black 1 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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