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John F Kennedy Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 843 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

Jfk is one of the best schools I have ever been to. I love the teachers and the principal. GO JFK!


Posted February 19, 2013

Horrible. Mrs. Bender a really mean teacher by my daughter and her friends. There is only 2 teachers that I heard were actually nice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

John F. Kennedy Middle School has had significant improvements over the recent years. They have added a new track and football field along with new tennis courts. This is a school that strongly encourages student participation in after school activities, whether it be sports or clubs. The classrooms are an average size as the student body is not significantly large. This allows the teachers to get to know each student on a more personal level and assist them more easily.


Posted April 29, 2008

JFK Middle School has done wonders for my granddaughter. We moved to the suburbs from the city and she has just flourished! She is an honor roll student who is engaged in multiple extra-curricular activities, both academic and sports. She not only enjoys her teachers but respects them, and her fellow students, as well. The administrative staff does their utmost to elevate the level of education available and to keep the students well-grounded and mindful of appropriate behavior. They make time for parents and students alike. It is understandable, then, that the high school, which is fed solely from this middle school, was rated by Newsweek in the top 5% of all high schools in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This is one of the worst Jr. High's on Long Island. I am looking to move out of the district. The principle does not have the best interest for the children. Once a great school had gone down to the pits. I have four kids in the district but not for long!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2006

I am a student at John F. Kennedy, and when I first came to the building, the teachers seemed nice. I have grown academically, and I am currently a regular honor roll student. The education I have received so far is wonderful, and I actually enjoy school. Extracurricular activities are no problem. They'll be a club for your interest! Parents are involved, and the teachers really make sure to give you a strong education.
—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 30% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
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 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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students28%
Female36%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students21%
Female18%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities5%
General population23%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 Students31%
Female39%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities3%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities5%
General population31%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities9%
General population42%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
General population87%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 76% 48%
Hispanic 2 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 121%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 88%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. MICHAEL FAMA

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