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Robert F. Kennedy Middle

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Posted December 2, 2013

My school is Kennedy middle school. I really like this school I went here in 6th and left in 7th but now I am back in 8th. This school has a great deal of people who actually care for you. There is some bullying but every school has bullying. The new principal Mr.Sudimack is very strict when it comes to learning. It is kind of stupid how the spilt us up in 2 schools like Duke and Unc. But overall i really love this school. WHAT SCHOOL YOU FROM K-DUB, K-DUB. Wapiti pride all day.


Posted May 15, 2013

Great School!!! Moved here recently from Orlando, FL. and have been very impressed by Charllotte, especially the schools. We live in the Streele Creek area, and my daughter is currently in Honors classes at Kennedy Middle School. She has had the opportunity to be in the Academic Scholars program the first year that she started, which is something that was not easy to be recognized for in a large city like Orlando. She has told us how much she enjoys her school and friends. She loves her Art & PE classes, and enjoys other extra-curriculum activity's such as Drama Club. We have been very pleased on how challenging her classes are, and the fact that the school has a Uniform Policy. The new Principle, Mr. Sudimack, has done a terrific job in implementing new school policy's and procedures. We have seen our daughter thrive in school since the beginning of the school year, and highly recommend this school to anyone who is also joining us from out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

Kennedy is an awesome school. I am in the 8th grade, and I have had a great time at KMS. We got a new principle this year and he has made a lot of positive changes to the school. There are hardly any fights anymore, because Mr. Sudimack doesn't play. There is a lot more clubs and a new art elective which I can't wait to take next year. I can be more focused on learning than last year because there is not so much trouble makers anymore, and it has helped my grades get better too.


Posted February 21, 2012

My son is sixth grader at KMS and absolutely loves his school. The teachers, administration, and support staff have done a terrific job in helping kids feel safe and secure. The school has a uniform policy which I think is great!!! KMS also has a zero tolerance policy for bullying and the teachers and counselors have an open door policy. The school has academically challenged our son to succeed everyday in school, and teachers willingly provide extra tutoring before and after school, and even on weekends for those who commute by bus! The school offers the opportunity for students to enjoy various clubs, sports and PTA sponsored events. The transition to middle school has been a very smooth and enjoyable one for our son and we are very happy to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

I have worked at KMS for a number of years and I am proud of how far we have come. We are hardworking, dedicated professionals who truly care about the success of our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2011

Robert Kennedy Middle School, is a school that is going upwards every year. The leadership is supportive and understanding of not only the students but also of the teachers. The students show a desire to learn which is specially due to the warmth and care of the teachers, shown in their interaction with them. This school is very safe and the students will attest to this. Overall, this is a great place to work as well as educate our children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2011

Kennedy Middle school is a great school. The school continues to meet growth targets each year and are striving to become a "School of Distinction".
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2011

KMS is a fantastic middle school. The teachers and staff are dedicated to their students and aim to see that all their students achieve. We are here early in the morning and afterschool to work with students by tutoring, running clubs or sports, or other activities to help students grow and succeed. KMS continues to achieve higher scores and that is because of the hard work and dedication of its teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2011

Kennedy Middle is a great school to send your child to. My son came out of Kennedy as a A-B honor student. He known attends Phillip O Berry. But his years spent at Kennedy helphim and his acheivements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

I enjoy the opportunity to work with a group of individuals that have a genuine concern for the students. The take pride in producing quality work and generating the best results possible from our students. Through the budget cuts, inability to receive annual increases and or incentives regardless of performance success, we still do our very best in honoring our mission. "Teaching our students with excellence!"
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2011

Kennedy middle school is by far a great school. It is has a wonderful staff and students are held accountable for their behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

This by far is the worst school my daughter has attended. It's the last 2 months of school and I've had to pull her to put her into a school where the child's safety comes first. I would not recommend this school to anyone who has other options. However if this is your only options, please pray, pray, pray everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

i graduated from Kennedy last year. And to all of parent who talk about lack of safety, and fights, and other stupid crap...they are completely oblivious. I had the greatest three years of my life there. I made many memories, and many friends. Words cant convey at how sad I was to leave. Even though its school, I love it. The staff is phenomenal. They always do the best the can to ensure a quality education. I am now attending Myers Park High School...the 23 best high school in the nation. Yes, THAT IS GREAT. k-Dub has prepared me, and I have been able to deal with student diversity, teamwork, and education well. So to all of the parents who miht send there child to K-Dub. It is a great thing to do.THEY WILL LOVE IT.......GO K-DUB!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

I am a first grade teacher at Kennedy Charter School and I love it! We have a small number of children in our classrooms, which allow a lot of one-on-one time with the children. It also allows me to teach fun and elaborate lessons. The children really enjoy coming to school to learn new and exciting things! The students also love the brand new play ground that the school put in for them this year! Our location is very convenient too! So, come in and visit us sometime!!!! We also have a kindergarten class and plan to expand next year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2009

i agree with the mother saying there are so many fights because of teachers bouncing students out of class and it is true that they will wander around the halls because ive myslef did it for talking when told not to....
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

This is by far the worst school my daughter has been to! She is in the 6th grade this year, and will not be attending this school next year. Apparently when a child 'acts up' in class the teachers are instructed to 'bounce' them from the classroom. Most students then wander the halls for the rest of the class period...can you say saftey issue?? There are far too many fights going on also, and I since the beginning of the school year, the school has been put on 'lock-down' for violence far too many times for my liking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Robert F. Kennedy Middle School is quite impressive. As a parent I am extremely pleased at the quality of education my son in 6th grade is receiving. His teachers know their material very well and do an outstanding job keeping us informed. The Principal and administrative staff go beyond the call of duty to provide answers. Most importantly, my son feels safe at the school. He feels good about his teachers and his classes in general; as any parent knows, this is crucial to an open mind about learning. I would highly recommend Kennedy Middle to any parent looking for a strong academic environment. Mrs. S. Powers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

There is a lack of concern for the education and overall wellbeing of the children in this school. I am taking my child out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

School is extremely overcrowded. Many teachers are unhelpful and not willing to help children. Discipline is an ongoing problems with student and children feel unsafe.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Black17%
Asian25%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students23%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
Black23%
Asian35%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiency9%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students18%
Female21%
Male17%
Black12%
Asian70%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
Black36%
Asian60%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students45%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students16%
Female12%
Male21%
Black10%
Asian50%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students18%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female23%
Male23%
Black22%
Asian30%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students25%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female42%
Male55%
Black36%
Asian80%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiency45%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students76%
Female65%
Male84%
Black64%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

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

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 26%
Hispanic 32% 14%
White 12% 52%
Asian 8% 3%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kevin Sudimack
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-5412

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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