John F. Kennedy High School

8281 Walker St.
La Palma, CA 90623
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
John F. Kennedy High School serves 2,162 students in grades 9-12.
John F. Kennedy High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,162 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John F. Kennedy High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

John F. Kennedy High School's student population of 2,162 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,162 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
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School Rankings

John F. Kennedy High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of John F. Kennedy High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#343 out of 3649 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
33%
12%
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Hispanic
44%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
15%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John F. Kennedy High School's ranking?
John F. Kennedy High School is ranked #343 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in California.
What schools are John F. Kennedy High School often compared to?
John F. Kennedy High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cypress High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 81% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of John F. Kennedy High School?
The graduation rate of John F. Kennedy High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend John F. Kennedy High School?
2,162 students attend John F. Kennedy High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of John F. Kennedy High School students are Hispanic, 33% of students are Asian, 15% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John F. Kennedy High School?
John F. Kennedy High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does John F. Kennedy High School offer ?
John F. Kennedy High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is John F. Kennedy High School part of?
John F. Kennedy High School is part of Anaheim Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,162 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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