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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
John F. Kennedy High School is an above average, public school located in Sacramento, CA. It has 2,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
6715 Gloria Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95831
Telephone
(916) 395-5090
Website

John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
250 responses
Average ACT
25
74 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$63,753
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,166
National
$949
Median Home Value
$352,827
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 204 responses
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  • Food Fair
    20%
  • Rally
    15%
  • Sports Games
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Every 15 Minutes Assembly
    10%
  • CKM vs JFK Football Game
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,658
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,878/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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One thing that i like about John F. Kennedy highschool is their counslers and sports. Like many others schools couslers played a huge role in pushing me foward as my academics is concerned. Taking to my Assigned cousler opened up many doors for me and also gave me a clear veiw on my future, the options I have and how they would effect my future for the better or worse. So if nothing else talk to a counsler any counsler! Ask questions, bug them! Thats what they are there for. Outside academics sports at John F kennedy highschool gave me a good sense of community and complimented my determination to keep going. Track can be active sport. Nonetheless there were some times were I was in my own way but i also had a supporting group of freinds to help me through it. So with that i say, Go Kennedy!
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My experience at John F. Kennedy High School has been very supportive, positive, and rewarding. More specifically, the PACE program was extremely helpful and ensured that i was prepared for college. There are a variety of teachers at Kennedy, ranging from some of the best to not so helpful. Despite the latter type of teacher, there are always other resources Kennedy provides to their students to make sure they are getting the education they deserve. I definitely enjoyed my time at John F. Kennedy and will miss many of the teachers that made learning engaging and fun while i was there!
Cleanliness need to improve, some teachers need to be re-evaluated and reminded not to share their views (mainly political) with the students. Some teachers were great, however, but that’s because I was fortunate enough to be in the PACE Program. Counselors were helpful and field trips were the best!