John F Kennedy Middle School

100 Bridge Rd
Florence, MA 01062
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
John F Kennedy Middle School serves 579 students in grades 6-8.
John F Kennedy Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 579 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

John F Kennedy Middle School's student population of 579 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
579 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

John F Kennedy Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of John F Kennedy Middle School is 0.52, which is less 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
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1148 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
23%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
67%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John F Kennedy Middle School's ranking?
John F Kennedy Middle School is ranked #1148 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend John F Kennedy Middle School?
579 students attend John F Kennedy Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of John F Kennedy Middle School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John F Kennedy Middle School?
John F Kennedy Middle School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does John F Kennedy Middle School offer ?
John F Kennedy Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John F Kennedy Middle School part of?
John F Kennedy Middle School is part of Northampton School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 579 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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