John F Kennedy High School

4545 Wenig Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 1,741 students in grades 9-12, John F Kennedy High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 92% (Top 30% in IA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • : 77% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

John F Kennedy High School's student population of 1,741 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,741 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
97 teachers
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School Rankings

John F Kennedy High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John F Kennedy High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
#473 out of 1221 schools
(Top 50%)
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63%
64%
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77%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
12%
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Black
9%
7%
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White
75%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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0.42
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92%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John F Kennedy High School's ranking?
John F Kennedy High School is ranked #473 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are John F Kennedy High School often compared to?
John F Kennedy High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thomas Jefferson High School, George Washington High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
63% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 77% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of John F Kennedy High School?
The graduation rate of John F Kennedy High School is 92%, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend John F Kennedy High School?
1,741 students attend John F Kennedy High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of John F Kennedy High School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 3% 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 18:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
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 Cedar Rapids Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • : 92% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • : 77% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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