John F. Kennedy Middle School

  • John F. Kennedy Middle School serves 794 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • John F. Kennedy Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • John F. Kennedy Middle School's student population of 794 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students794 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John F. Kennedy Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John F. Kennedy Middle School is 0.37, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#3377 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
16%
32%
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Black
78%
22%
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White
4%
39%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in John F. Kennedy Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.370.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John F. Kennedy Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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