A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
John F. Kennedy High School is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Norco, CA. It has 578 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1951 Third St.
Norco, CA 92860
Telephone
(951) 738-2200

John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
84 responses
Average ACT
24
36 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$87,067
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,811
National
$949
Median Home Value
$445,700
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Prom -- students from any class can join
    26%
  • Club Carnival
    19%
  • Middle College Day
    15%
  • Renaissance Rally
    15%
  • Minimum Day Seminars
    13%
  • March Madness
    11%
  • Dance Assemblies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
578
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$8,729/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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The main thing about JFK is that you get to take college classes at Norco College, which gives you a lot of freedom and a lot of time to hang out due to the long passing periods. The teachers are also really understanding of your schedule and don't mind if your college class makes you arrive/leave a few minutes late/early. Despite there not being any sports at JFK, there are a lot of clubs you can join. In addition, ASB and Renaissance get involved and put on school events such as a "De-stress" fest before finals week, handing out maple bars on the first day of fall, and giving out free coupons for participating in spirit days. When it comes to food, there are various places you can go to besides the school cafeteria like the cafeteria at Norco College, Crusty's Pizza, Del Taco, and In-and-Out. Overall, although nothing can really prepare you for college, JFK's dual credit system allows to take a glimpse into what it's like to be a college student.
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This is a dual-enrollment school where students have the opportunity to go to Norco College part time while attending high school. I was able to complete enough classes to earn an Associate's Degree by the time I was 18, which has allowed me to move forward and be two years ahead than many of my peers. The staff is helpful and willing to aid students in putting their college careers first, which is a huge advantage. The single high school building on the campus of Norco College, so there isn't any need to worry about commuting to the college courses. The school is small and always kept very clean, so it's a nice environment for students looking to focus on college and their futures sooner than most have the opportunity to participate in.
The full title of my school is actually "John F. Kennedy Middle College High School", a massive title I know, but it really is a great place. This school has a small population of 600, but it allows students to take community college classes while still in high school. Because it shares a campus with the community college, students are able to easily walk to and from the high school and college. JFKMCHS has an amazing family feel, and everyone will have a place there. The people are all supportive there, and someone will always care for you there.