John F. Kennedy High School is a highly rated, public school located in La Palma, CA. It has 2,471 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 154 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.65 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.65 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.65 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.79 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.79 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.79 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
John F. Kennedy High School Reviews
John F. Kennedy High School is a wonderful high school that I attend. The teachers, students, and the overall environment of the school allow me to learn well. There are many interesting classes to take and allows me to have diverse opportunities to open me to new experiences. The school prepares students for college by offering many college level courses and has an International Baccalaureate program which challenges students!
Kennedy offers many programs that provide for a wide range of students. There are many opportunities for students to advance their learning and be involved. The different sports and clubs allow students to meet new people and make friends. The school offers a variety of academic classes from special needs to regulars to Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). The staff are all very supportive and work hard to provide the best for students. The campus is decent and workable, but it could use a few more updates in bathrooms and classrooms. Overall, I enjoyed my time and Kennedy and I think it was a great place to prepare me for college.
One thing I liked about John F. Kennedy High School were the teachers. They are very supportive of their student's future, and will go out of their way to make sure they are striving. When students are struggling in a certain area, teachers set aside time to help students gain knowledge in the struggling area. Another thing I liked about this high school was the diversity. Everywhere you look, there is another nationality walking by. Because of how diverse Kennedy High School is, it creates a bigger community for students to connect with one another. This is something that made my high school experience much better than some of my friends who were placed in other schools. One thing I would change about Kennedy is the school culture. Spirit weeks were just "another week" with no school spirit or involvement. If I could go back, I would find more ideas to try and get the student's involved in Kennedy's activities and school culture.