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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
John F. Kennedy High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bellmore, NY. It has 1,118 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
3000 Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
Telephone
(516) 992-1400

John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1240
137 responses
Average ACT
29
108 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$124,048
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,909
National
$949
Median Home Value
$459,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Class night
    38%
  • Dancing with the Teachers and Class Night
    31%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Teacher Olympics
    6%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,118
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$131,863
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,649/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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John F. Kennedy High School Reviews

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John F. Kennedy high school has welcoming teachers and guidance counselors who are always willing to help. The courses are challenging but are worthwhile and interesting. Additionally, they help to shape students for college. There is an abundance of school spirit present within the students who are in clubs or sports. The faculty is very kind. The library is filled with many new novels, and the librarians are very helpful. The only issue is the school's new heating and cooling system which is not properly functioning, but I'm positive the hardworking custodians will fix that very soon.
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JFK has prepared me with the academic knowledge and skill set I need to go off to college. I have truly enjoyed my four years there. I was a member of the football and lacrosse teams where I learned how to be a good player, but even more importantly, a team member. We were provided with caring, nurturing teacher who went above and beyond their duties to help us. Overall, I had a great high school experience at JFK Bellmore.
The overall experience here is positive. I do wish that this school focused more on expanding interests and guiding students to choose careers and passions at an early age. This can be fixed by the incorporation of technology, immersion programs, effective and healthy habits of communication by appreciating different views on current events. I would also love for there to be useful interaction between the students and higher faculty for the most productive use of finances and potential for the student body to grow.