John F Kennedy Elementary School

801 Hidalgo St
Mercedes, TX 78570
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
John F Kennedy Elementary School serves 726 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
John F Kennedy Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

John F Kennedy Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

John F Kennedy Elementary School's student population of 726 students has grown by 55% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students726 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

John F Kennedy Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of John F Kennedy Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#5616 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of John F Kennedy Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of John F Kennedy Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
98%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in John F Kennedy Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
13%
White
1%
28%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in John F Kennedy Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score
0.040.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in John F Kennedy Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMercedes Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John F Kennedy Elementary School is Midvalley Academy-mercedes Charter High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sgt William G Harrell Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taylor Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mercedes Taylor Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 618 students
    1.2 miles
    900 N Missouri Ave
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 514-2388
    1.2 PK-5 618
  • Mercedes Midvalley Academy-mercedes Charter High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
    2.0 miles
    103 E 2nd St
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 565-5417
    2 9-12 114
  • Mercedes Mercedes Academic Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 69 students
    2.1 miles
    720 S Mile 1 E
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 514-5076
    2.1 9-12 69
  • Mercedes Ruben Hinojosa Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 709 students
    2.2 miles
    500 S Rio Rico Rd
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 512-2227
    2.2 PK-5 709
  • Mercedes The Science Academy Of South Texas Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 801 students
    2.4 miles
    900 Med High Dr
    Mercedes, TX 78570
    (956) 565-4620
    2.4 9-12 801

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