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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
John F. Kennedy High School is a public school located in Denver, CO. It has 951 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.

John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1030
125 responses
Average ACT
22
130 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$68,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Median Home Value
$301,120
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    21%
  • Winter Break
    21%
  • International Baccalaureate Awards
    13%
  • School musical
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    8%
  • Hall Dances
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
951
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,273/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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In John F Kennedy it is a school that tries its best to support its students through giving free resources to families who can't afford them, or by allowing free, private conversations to experienced counselors. It is a school that values Pride above all else trying its best to improve even when they have failed. The staff can be seen as trying to connect with students and give them all a fair chance to improve in their academic situations. The students come are diverse and are always interested in participating in extracurricular activities such as sports or the arts.
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It is a great school, if you take advantage of all the resources and oppurtunities given. It is diversity, the majority making up the school are minorities. For seniors there is a future center, which is a great resource when it comes to planning your future, scholarships, and colleges. My experience here was great, since I was able to build relationships with my teachers and create close friendships. If you strive to do good, you will succeed in any circumstances.
I have gone to Kennedy since Freshman year. Since then there have been changes. There’s a weird transition between new staff and authorities so not everyone knows everyone the way they used to. The IB program is being neglected since this transition in authority, to the point where teachers are not trained for the curriculum.Furthermore, the school’s visual arts department is suffering due to late plans on budgeting and the cut on art teachers. there is also a ridiculous demand for SAT prep where even art classes have it, when there’s no way to put art into an SAT prep session without distracting from the curriculum. More students go unpunished than ever in order to keep suspensions and expulsions at a minimum. The community has gotten better at putting these problems out there, but do little more than complain. The only thing that can be done now is wait for all the new staff and admin to be more compfortable.