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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
John F. Kennedy High School is a public school located in Richmond, CA. It has 851 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
960
54 responses
Average ACT
17
9 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$64,575
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,400
National
$949
Median Home Value
$422,300
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
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
  • What events? -_-
    29%
  • Traditions? I don't even think we have one!
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Fights
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Students squaring up on teachers
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
851
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,561
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.6%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,065/ year
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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I liked John F. Kennedy because of it's diversity within students, students were able to get along and relate to one other because of their ethnicity and experience in life. Teachers were helpful but resources were/are very limited. If I were to make a change it'd be the financial support for new and not used text book, more paper, pencils provided to teachers. Most of the time teachers have to pick into their own pockets for class supplies on their low income because lets be fair teachers do not make enough. Teachers and students deserve help.
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In all honesty the teachers here are amazing! The only thing that makes it difficult for them is all the students who do nothing but disrupt class and disrespect the teachers, students like them make it seem like the teachers can't control their class, I've even heard some students say they got kicked out of class for "no reason" even though they actually did something. The teachers are just trying to do they're job and they've done an amazing job. These teachers actually care about you doing good, if they see you struggling they'll help no matter what. They try their best to make learning fun, TRY THEIR BEST I said. I could list a couple who would make it extremely boring... Now when it comes to their ways of grading I'd say a lot of these students get what they deserve, if you tried, great you passed, if not, too bad you failed and that's what you get for not putting any effort into it. Students tend to complain about their grades saying it was graded "unfairly" but as I said, you get what you deserve. These teachers don't BS their grades.
What I like about Kennedy is that it is a local high school that most people in Richmond goes to so it is a very small community. I would like to see a lot of changes here. First, we need better lunches because the food doesn't taste that good, and we need longer lunches because 30 minutes is not enough time. Secondly, we need more school spirit, meaning more rallies, events, and field trips. In general, we just need a better school with better things, which includes windows in our classrooms, better administration, more spirit, better food, and the list goes on and on.