John F Kennedy

7 Bolster Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 334 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, John F Kennedy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : Bottom 50% in MA
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

John F Kennedy's student population of 334 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
334 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

John F Kennedy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John F Kennedy is 0.58, 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.
This School
State Level (MA)
#1306 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
37%
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35-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
61%
23%
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Black
15%
10%
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White
17%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John F Kennedy's ranking?
John F Kennedy is ranked #1306 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are John F Kennedy often compared to?
John F Kennedyis often viewed alongside schools like Curley K-8 School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
How many students attend John F Kennedy?
334 students attend John F Kennedy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of John F Kennedy students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John F Kennedy?
John F Kennedy has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does John F Kennedy offer ?
John F Kennedy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is John F Kennedy part of?
John F Kennedy is part of Boston School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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