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John F Kennedy Magnet School

Public | K-5 | 815 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

My school is a friendly, forward-thinking school. All of the teachers attend professional devlopment courses that keep us up-to-date on teaching with the new mandates. We welcome all of our students with enthusiasm and work well with all the support staff to meet our students needs. It has a professional but friendly attitude toward all, students, parents, other personnel. JFK is a wonderful place to work
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2005

I'm a mother of three, and my youngest attend JFK. we use to live in the Bronx and my children attended the city schools and like all mother in the city our kids had probles in reading, writing and math. My son was below grade level by one year and a half. In only 6 months he has went up a whole year by the years end i'm sure he will be up to grade. Thank You JFK Dylan's mom Joan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

The principal and the office staff are a bit rude at this school. They are not as professional as I think they should be to visiting parents. The teachers and students are great! The school offers excellent extracurricular activities and parent involvement is encouraged. Over all I like the school, I just wish the principal and the office staff would brush up on their people skills.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
75%
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
Hispanic 2 85% 23%
Black 1 7% 19%
White 1 6% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 253%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 178%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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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  • MR. LOUIS CUGLIETTO

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40 Olivia St
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 934-7990

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