Kennedy Middle School

520 N Pierpont Ave
Rockford, IL 61101
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Kennedy Middle School serves 463 students in grades 6-8.
Kennedy Middle 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 2% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 2% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Kennedy Middle School's student population of 463 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
463 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Kennedy Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Kennedy Middle School is 0.56, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3646 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
3%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
15%
27%
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Black
63%
17%
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White
15%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kennedy Middle School's ranking?
Kennedy Middle School is ranked #3646 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Kennedy Middle School often compared to?
Kennedy Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thurgood Marshall School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
3% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 2% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Kennedy Middle School?
463 students attend Kennedy Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Kennedy Middle School students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Kennedy Middle School?
Kennedy Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Kennedy Middle School offer ?
Kennedy Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Kennedy Middle School part of?
Kennedy Middle School is part of Rockford SD 205 School District.

School Reviews

1   1/6/2020
This has to be the one worst school in Rockford I'll fight everyday authorities are afraid to do anything about this kid go to school In case fear daily school district 205 does nothing acts as if who cares.
- Posted by Parent - Coffee

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 2% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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