2900 Norwood Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
John F Kennedy Elementary School serves 268 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
John F Kennedy Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John F Kennedy Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

John F Kennedy Elementary School's student population of 268 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

John F Kennedy Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John F Kennedy Elementary School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#268 out of 2221 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
10%
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Hispanic
23%
31%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
57%
41%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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