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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
John F. Kennedy High School is a public school located in Silver Spring, MD. It has 1,593 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
Address
1901 Randolph Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone
(301) 929-2100
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John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1050
277 responses
Average ACT
21
61 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$79,369
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,790
National
$949
Median Home Value
$348,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    25%
  • Pep Rally.
    24%
  • Clubs
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Theater
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,593
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 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
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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Something that I Love about John F. Kennedy high school is their Academies that give you a head start on potential future careers, they have programs that teach you about business, health careers, teaching and much more! Kennedy also has a Very good AP and IB program which helps prepare you for college. Staff and teachers at Kennedy are very nice and polite and love working with their students to help them succeed. Something that Kennedy should work on is raising college prep awarness to its students so that they will be college ready. overall John F. Kennedy is an outstanding school.
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John F. Kennedy High is like the typical high school yet it does have many rigourous classes. The school has practically every sport, like swimming or lacrosse so whichever you want to try, go for it! The cafeteria food isn't the healthiest but it does feed your grumbling stomach. Indians, ethiopians, asians, very few whites, blacks, and hispanics all go to school here and you can meet more friends along the way.
Kennedy is honestly a good school! Kennedy has various academies, satisfying different interests. They also offer the IB program, which is very good. The community is fun too. As long as you find what you want to be in the future, Kennedy will be fun.