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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  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
    C
John F. Kennedy High School is a public school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 1,182 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 19% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
940
92 responses
Average ACT
19
12 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$32,836
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Median Home Value
$70,342
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
  • Prep rallies.
    26%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Rocket fest
    14%
  • Games
    12%
  • Putting gum on "the" tree
    8%
  • Choir concerts
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,182
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,721
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
$11,232/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Throughout all four years of my time at John F. Kennedy high school I was a part of the Band program. Being a member of the Band program has taught me so many key aspects of working well with others and how to be a proper leader when I became Drumline Captain/Section Leader during my senior year. All of the teachers that I had throughout my four years at Kennedy were some of the most dedicated, responsible, caring, educated, and well-rounded educators I have had the honor to be instructed by. All of my academic success is due to the great teaching staff that I had access to at John F. Kennedy, as it was their special ways of teaching and understanding that helped me become the class of 2020 Salutatorian. Although there are many great aspects at John F. Kennedy high school I will admit that I would love to see a more equal amount of funding and shared respect towards other club activities and organizations with their needs and achievements instead of primarily focusing on major sports.
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It was an amazing experience! Being part of the band, soccer team , and the Police Explorer program was great! I like the way the directors and the coaches motivated us to never give up. The environment around me either when I'd practice outside in the sun for band learning my drills and music, when I would practice on the field with my teammates, or learning new police tactics with my fellow police explorers, my brothers and sisters in blue, was the best feeling ever. That same environment and feeling were also in the classrooms. Even if I didn't understand, the teachers will explain the subject or problem until I'd understand it. It's just a moment you'll never forget.
Although I have ton of school pride as an alum of graduating class of 2015, I Wish this school could offer more. Going off to college, I was not prepared for anything that came my way. As a first generation student I had no idea what I was signing up for, little yet getting myself into. When individuals ask me what high school I attended, the face they make makes me feel embarrassed. Although it's not where I came from, its what I make myself out to be. If you ask me, i'm turning out to be a very complexed, bright individual. Thats the main goal.