John F. Kennedy High School

  • John F. Kennedy High School serves 1,273 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • John F. Kennedy High School's student population of 1,273 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,273 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John F. Kennedy High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of John F. Kennedy High School is 0.64, which is equal to 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 (CT)
Overall Testing Rank#895 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:1n/a
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
53%
25%
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Black
20%
13%
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White
22%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.640.64
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Graduation Rate
82%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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