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John F. Kennedy Middle School

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Posted January 4, 2014

My daughter started 5th grade at JFK last August. I was very hesitant to send her to this school based on its reputation as not being a great school. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. There are some teachers who teach more effectively than others, but they are all engaged and obviously interested in the development of their students. My daughter is a very driven child anyway and has always required little involvement from me to get her homework done, but I would encourage you to be very involved if your child goes to this school. Another reviewer mentioned the teachers being unorganized and that is true in some cases. My daughter had a project and she wasn't sure of the due date. The deadline and requirements were changed multiple times it was almost like the teacher was making it up as she went along. Other than that, our experience at JFK has been a good one and, provided you are willing to back up your child's education in the home rather than depend solely on teachers, I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

If your child has to attend this school, I would suggest that you are very involved in your child's day to day school activity. The school staff is very unorganized and ill informed about almost everything. School information and activity details can get lost in translation. My children would come home telling me about an upcoming activity but no details and the teachers don't know much either. My children didn't like going there because the unruly children would often disrupt the teacher and cause the entire class to be punished. I've always hated homework, but I hate it even more now because my honor roll children spent most of their time at home doing homework. They only had time for dinner and a shower, then bedtime. Because the main focus is about TCAP, it's relevant that you teach them what the teachers are not allowed to teach them. I'm very glad that my children will not be attending Davidson County schools anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

The teachers here do care about their students though. I'm the same 8th grader from below. My teachers work their butts off for all students In the class. However most of them don't care which creates a bad environment. Antioch isn't a bad place it's the people that give this place a bad reputation .


Posted April 27, 2011

I go to this school. Im in 8th grade and I seriously cannot wait to leave. I will admit I have had some good years here I did learn some good things but the kids here are constantely getting into fights and are disrespectful and im sorry to say but ghetto. I have been raised around a white community I went to Ezell Harding, but I wouldnt recommend coming here.


Posted June 3, 2007

I personally liked john f Kennedy. I moved here my 5th grade year I didn't know anyone here. but I fit in very well. all the kids are very nice they don't worry about your skin tone your background they just look at the personality. if you are a parent that's is looking for a school you should pick JFK middle school. it will be one of the best choices you made for your child. take this from a person who started out there in 5th grade and till this day hasn't got into a fight or in trouble.... because the principle rocks :}
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2006

The previous review is clearly not from a parent. JFK has been a very positive experience for my two sons. We moved here from Atlanta, GA. My boys had been in the same school district since Kindergarten and the adjustment to JFK was seamless. The teachers have all been super! The entire experience has been positive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

John F. Kennedy. I was there when it first opened. My 5th grade year through my 6th grade year. There were many fights at that school, portables, etc. The friends I made there where the best, though. The teachers were pretty cool, too. I moved after my 6th grade year, thats been about four or so years, and I am still good friends with the kids I met. The band program was awsome, too. I miss my years of JFK, and often think back to those days. I wouldn't really recomend it as that great of a school, though. One time, my whole bus got in a fight. I was in the second row, and the rest of the bus behind me fought. In the 5th grade, and 8th grader slapped me really hard, because she thought I had threw something at her. According to kids I know. It's worse.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 57% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
10%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students25%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White23%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students36%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students27%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities52%
English language learners50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students30%
African American24%
Asian64%
Hispanic20%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners10%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students40%
African American34%
Asian55%
Hispanic28%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners15%

Science

All Students30%
African American26%
Asian36%
Hispanic19%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American80%
Asian91%
Hispanic70%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners15%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students24%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students68%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
White16%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners15%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students28%
African American26%
Asian50%
Hispanic23%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
African American25%
Asian60%
Hispanic36%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners8%

Social Studies

All Students75%
African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic74%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
97%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 23%
White 26% 67%
Hispanic 23% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
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2087 Hobson Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
Phone: (615) 501-7900

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