John F. Kennedy Middle School

600 South Boardman Dr,

Gallup, NM, 87301-4710

Tel: (505)721-1051
Grades: 6-8

676 students

John F. Kennedy Middle School serves 676 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NM average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the state average of 74%.
John F. Kennedy Middle School operates within the Gallup-mckinley City s School District.

Overview

The student population of 676 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 676 students
John F. Kennedy Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
John F. Kennedy Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade John F. Kennedy Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NM) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
John F. Kennedy Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
72%
10%
John F. Kennedy Middle School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
1%
1%
John F. Kennedy Middle School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
20%
59%
John F. Kennedy Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
n/a
2%
John F. Kennedy Middle School Black (1991-2008)
White
5%
26%
John F. Kennedy Middle School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups John F. Kennedy Middle School Sch Ethnicity John F. Kennedy Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.57
John F. Kennedy Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
67%
61%
John F. Kennedy Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
John F. Kennedy Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,969 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Gallup-mckinley City s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
3
Number of Students Managed 12,969 385
Gallup-mckinley City s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $150 MM $10 MM
Gallup-mckinley City s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $144 MM $10 MM
Gallup-mckinley City s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,910 $16,127
Gallup-mckinley City s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,445 $16,153
Gallup-mckinley City s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Miyamura High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Gallup Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Red Rock Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gallup Miyamura High School
    680 South Boardman
    Gallup , NM , 87301
    (505)721-1051
    0.2  mi  |  1141  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Gallup Middle College High School
    Charter School
    200 College Rd 9
    Gallup , NM , 87301
    (505)721-1051
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  63  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Gallup Red Rock Elementary School
    1305 Red Rock Dr
    Gallup , NM , 87301
    (505)721-1051
    1.1  mi  |  389  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Vanderwagen David Skeet Elementary School
    Rt. 45 Jones Ranch Rd
    Vanderwagen , NM , 87326
    (505)721-1051
    1.2  mi  |  219  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gallup Jefferson Elementary School
    300 Mollica Dr
    Gallup , NM , 87301
    (505)721-1051
    1.5  mi  |  295  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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