John F. Kennedy Middle School

2325 E Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 511 students in grades 6-8, John F. Kennedy Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : Bottom 50% in VA
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

John F. Kennedy Middle School's student population of 511 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
511 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

John F. Kennedy Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John F. Kennedy Middle School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
#1484 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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22%
54%
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61%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
18%
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Black
70%
22%
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White
18%
46%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
6%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.48
This chart display the diversity score of John F. Kennedy Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
5%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John F. Kennedy Middle School's ranking?
John F. Kennedy Middle School is ranked #1484 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are John F. Kennedy Middle School often compared to?
John F. Kennedy Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Forest Glen Middle School, King's Fork Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend John F. Kennedy Middle School?
511 students attend John F. Kennedy Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of John F. Kennedy Middle School students are Black, 18% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John F. Kennedy Middle School?
John F. Kennedy Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
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 Suffolk City PBLC Schs School District.

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 (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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