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John F. Kennedy High School
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  • Public
  • CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade B+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B minus
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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John F. Kennedy High School is a highly rated, public school located in CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. It has 1,790 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1310
41 responses
Average ACT
27
355 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$58,511
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$767
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$141,800
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 26 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
  • Pep assemblies
    24%
  • Football games
    21%
  • School dances
    16%
  • Showchoir competitions
    8%
  • Choir concerts
    7%
  • Plays and Musicals
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,790
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 28 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,031 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 53 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 53 responses

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