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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
John F. Kennedy Senior High School is a public school located in Cheektowaga, NY. It has 410 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
305 Cayuga Creek Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
38 responses
Average ACT
22
6 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,002
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$820
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,500
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
  • Bonfire for homecoming
    50%
  • Jazz Band Festival
    25%
  • Participating in sports
    25%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
410
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,397
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$25,882/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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The school is similar to all of its neighboring schools. With a relatively small student body, and a recent influx of new members fulfilling administrative roles, there seems to be a disconnect between administrators and the student body that creates a wholesome environment. The school offers a selection of what are some of the more prominent AP classes. The variety of teachers that this school provides is highly varied; with some of the wisest professors that will be difficult to forget, and others whose abilities feel tired, and sometimes utterly questionable. Renovations to the auditorium, and tennis courts might be the only infrastructural improvements to the school in the past couple years. Both in athletics, and academics, there are gaps in what is provided, with classes such as AP Chemistry, or AP Calculus BC, or AP Computer Science being non-existent, as well as a lack of notable sports teams. Change here is something that doesn't occur often, even when it is of dire need.
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I loved the sense of community JFK gave its students. It really did feel like one big family at times. The teachers did an exceptional job at personally connecting and caring for each student. You could tell by walking into a classroom that it was a judgement free zone, and students respected their teachers. I had many teachers help me immensely graduate and push through my classes. Ii had a hard time in school dealing with a lot at home in my personal life. I had many teachers reach out and try to help me in any way they could. I am still personally close and talk to many teachers from my high school. If there was one thing I could change, I would change the amount of funding that went to art and music classes, rather than most of the school funding being dumped into sports.
JFK has engraved in me such memories that I will never be able to forget in this lifetime!!! Words can not express how grateful I am to JFK for the (almost) four years I have spent. The faculty is extremely l helpful and they will always go above and beyond to make sure that students are all right. No school can exist without flaws, and so is the case with JFK as well. However, your high school experience is what you make it out to be. Therefore, take advantage of all the opportunities that come to you: get involved, talk to students and teachers, make friends, study hard, prep for college, use the resources provided to you and at the end of your high school career, you will reap the profits with pride and a smile on your face, because nothing is impossible!!!