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John F Kennedy Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 962 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2014

JFK- school deer park ny this is a good school but lacks great leadership. Has the potential to be one of the best because of talent is there , but the not doing enough when it come to bulling, the have been unsuccessful achieving that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

The teachers are nice but the kids are not either supervised well or the school have a very week disciplinary system. kids flooding the bathrooms ,,other kids getting hurt. etc.. Too many kids on crutches !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

My daughter has attended the school for 2 years and she loves it. I think the teachers are terrific. However, I have heard many complaints about discipline and children's behavior. From what I see in some of my daughter's classmates, kids are not disciplined and the problem lies at home. The school offers the resources to provide a wonderful education to all our children, but we need to be aware that education starts at home. I personally feel the Administration should be stricter with discipline and consequences, so the school can thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Tthe teachers are extremely great. They care about the students. They believe it takes a village to raise a child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Friendly staff wonderful students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is a caring and fun school. The teachers, principals and staff all are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I went here and now my daughter attends school here and she loves it just as much as I did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

We have the greatest teachers. They are so well rounded!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

I think this is a good school. They have changed the higher-ups in recent years, and the teachers seem to really work with the kids. Unfortunately, the state puts a lot of emphasis on testing, which the teachers have to work with. The ages of the kids (surging hormones) makes them a challenge, but I think all in all it's well supervised and the teachers are attentive. I'm very happy- with 2 kids going through it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

it is one of the best schools i've known .the teachers are excellent .especially Mrs teidemann and MR Maffei. Thanks to all who have been so good to us
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

In the last few years principals have changed 3-4 times. All the teachers are worried about is NEW YORK STATE TESTING! They are forgetting about the basics that the children need! Spelling Tests - NO WE DON'T HAVE TIME is the response I have received for the past 3 years! We have to prepare for the NEW YORK STATE TESTS! Well you know what the kids are the ones losing out and will not have the skills they need in the future. It is time for Deer Park to be accountable and teach our children what they need! I can help my children at home but they need those skills for everyday life and that is more important than tests. The staff is nice but always worried about how the children are going to do on the test because it would reflect upon them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

JFK need to hold on to their staff. Having a different principal & constantly expendable staff is hurting staff & student moral. The extra prep for ELA is nice, but why cant this be accomplished during normal school hours? After school programs are chaos as parents have no control over their kids. Discipline and safety is a big concern at this school as well as on the buses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

There are a lot of dedicated teachers. There are many activities. Parent involvement is good, but not with homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

This school has many resources for your childs success. There are several prep afterschool help classes for major testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

JFK is a great school with dedicated teachers. The children all seem to like the school and the environment. However, the district needs to stop changing principals every year in this school. We would like some stability. Each time a new principal is appointed, the parents and students need to readjust and reaquaint themselves to the new 'regime'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

The JFK Intermediate School is a good transitional school from second grade to third through fifth grade. Not only does the school do exceptionally well in preparing students for the fourth grade ELA tests but they begin preparing students in fifth grade for the difficult transition into sixth grade at the junior high school. The staff and the administration are qualified and the quality of teaching is excellent. Students have a wide array of extracurricular activities and clubs to join and the school has a wonderful music program. The parents, faculty and the PTA are very involved in making this school enjoyable and memorable for all students.
—Submitted by a student


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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 32% in 2014.

240 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
68%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 2014.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 30% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
79%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

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 1 54% 48%
Hispanic 1 19% 23%
Black 2 15% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%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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  • MS. SUSAN BONNER

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Deer Park, NY 11729
Phone: (631) 274-4310

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