John F Kennedy High School

2855 South Lamar Street
Denver, CO 80227
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
John F Kennedy High School serves 1,070 students in grades 9-12.
John F Kennedy High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado 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 18% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

John F Kennedy High School's student population of 1,070 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,070 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Rankings

John F Kennedy High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (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 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1557 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
77%
34%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
10%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.390.60
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Graduation Rate
87%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John F Kennedy High School is Mountview Youth Service Center (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bear Valley International School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Traylor Academy (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver Traylor Academy Math: 21% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 476 students
    0.2 miles
    2900 South Ivan Way
    Denver, CO 80227
    (720) 424-3480
    0.2 PK-5 476
  • Denver Bear Valley International School Math: 14% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-7 | 324 students
    0.5 miles
    3005 South Golden Way
    Denver, CO 80227
    (720) 423-9600
    0.5 6-7 324
  • Denver Dsst: Henry Middle School Charter School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-7 | 227 students
    0.5 miles
    3005 South Golden Way
    Denver, CO 80227
    (303) 802-4130
    0.5 6-7 227
  • Denver Henry World School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8 | 183 students
    0.5 miles
    3005 South Golden Way
    Denver, CO 80227
    (720) 423-9560
    0.5 8 183
  • Denver Addenbrooke Classical Grammar School Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 395 students
    1.0 miles
    7114 West Jefferson Avenue
    Denver, CO 80235
    (303) 986-5791
    1 PK-5 395

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