422 Highland Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
John F. Kennedy High School serves 1,216 students in grades 9-12.
John F. Kennedy High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

John F. Kennedy High School's student population of 1,216 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,216 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

John F. Kennedy High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John F. Kennedy High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#902 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
15-19%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
35-39%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
57%
28%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
23%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
16%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of White public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score
0.60
This chart display the diversity score of John F. Kennedy High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(19-20)
87%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of John F. Kennedy High School and public school graduation rate of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John F. Kennedy High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).

What is the graduation rate of John F. Kennedy High School?

The graduation rate of John F. Kennedy High School is 87%, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 90%.

How many students attend John F. Kennedy High School?

1,216 students attend John F. Kennedy High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

57% of John F. Kennedy High School students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Black, 16% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of John F. Kennedy High School?

John F. Kennedy High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does John F. Kennedy High School offer ?

John F. Kennedy High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is John F. Kennedy High School part of?

John F. Kennedy High School is part of Waterbury School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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