2325 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
John F. Kennedy Middle School serves 515 students in grades 6-8.
John F. Kennedy Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia 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 73% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

John F. Kennedy Middle School's student population of 515 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
515 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

John F. Kennedy Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John F. Kennedy Middle School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1430 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
8%
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Hispanic
3%
18%
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Black
77%
22%
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White
15%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   2/10/2020
Very boring, hard to pay attention, getting a depression.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mustufa
2   5/12/2015
the school is pretty bad. i dont recommend it. i am petitioning for my child to go elsehwere. they also dont tell you that this school hosts the secep program for the area. I will put it to you this way.... the school is so bad that they have a party at the end of every nine weeks for the children who did not get a referral that grading period.
- Posted by Parent - lknva

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 515 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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