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John F Kennedy Learning Center

Public | PK-5 | 643 students

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Posted April 17, 2006

Great school a lot of involvement but teachers are not well respected.
—Submitted by a 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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female75%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black or African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education71%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students91%
Female88%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female50%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)51%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented94%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingual66%

Writing

All Students54%
Female78%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female44%
Male36%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted31%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingual45%

Science

All Students59%
Female45%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingual65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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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 93% 50%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 13%
White 2% 31%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Recognized by TEA (2008)
  • Recognized by TEA (2009)
  • Recognized by TEA (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jon Rice
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (972) 794-7101

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Other health impairments
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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