John F. Kennedy Middle School

2325 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
John F. Kennedy Middle School serves 528 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

John F. Kennedy Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

John F. Kennedy Middle School's student population of 528 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students528 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

John F. Kennedy Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of John F. Kennedy Middle School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1621 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
57%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
78%
22%
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White
14%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.370.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSuffolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John F. Kennedy Middle School is King's Fork High School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is King's Fork Middle School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Booker T. Washington Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Suffolk Booker T. Washington Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 422 students
    1.3 miles
    204 Walnut Street
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6226
    1.3 PK-5 422
  • Suffolk Mack Benn Junior Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 662 students
    1.4 miles
    1253 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6224
    1.4 PK-5 662
  • Suffolk Elephant's Fork Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
    2.7 miles
    2316 William Reid Dr
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-5250
    2.7 PK-5 594
  • Suffolk Hillpoint Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 762 students
    3.0 miles
    1101 Hillpoint Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-6750
    3 PK-5 762
  • Suffolk Kilby Shores Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
    4.1 miles
    111 Kilby Shores Dr
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 934-6214
    4.1 PK-5 530

School Reviews

  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Very boring, hard to pay attention, getting a depression.
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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.
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