1550 W Calista St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
John Kennedy Middle Grade School serves 540 students in grades 3-6.
John Kennedy Middle Grade School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois 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 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

John Kennedy Middle Grade School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

John Kennedy Middle Grade School's student population of 540 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-6
Total Students
540 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

John Kennedy Middle Grade School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John Kennedy Middle Grade School is 0.68, which is equal to 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 Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2803 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
39%
26%
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Black
34%
17%
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White
25%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Students: 540 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 10%)

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