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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School is a top rated, public school located in Plainview, NY. It has 1,521 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School...
Address
50 Kennedy Dr
Plainview, NY 11803
Telephone
(516) 434-3125

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
254 responses
Average ACT
30
180 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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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
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$131,172
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,614
National
$949
Median Home Value
$503,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Senior Spirit Week
    27%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Home coming
    14%
  • A Cappella Night
    11%
  • Sing
    11%
  • Battle of the Classes
    10%
  • Spring Musical
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,521
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,032
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$27,310/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Reviews

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POBJFKHS is an excellent academic school. As a student frequently on the honors and AP track, I feel as though I was never held back by the school and always encouraged to maximize my potential. That said, the guidance department and administration, although full of kind and wonderful people, has its pitfalls. These groups often make decisions that backfire at the expense of students and parents, from poor communication and involvement to an alteration of the schoolwide testing schedule on which students were not consulted. Overall, however, this is an excellent school.
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Throughout my four years at POBJFKHS I can attest that the teachers are amazing and scholarly people striving to better the community and provide the best materials for their students. The majority of students here are focused individuals. This can make the student body quite competitive, however this does not seem like a detriment to me. I believe it only enhances the schools atmosphere to include knowable and worldly students who are most defiantly prepared for college.
I believe the teachers at my school are some of the highest quality! Throughout my four years at this high school, I have been able to receive an amazing education to benefit me as I transition to college. The teaching styles are very modern, with incorporation of technology and real-world examples in business classes especially. The staff are very knowledgeable, and hold many remedial sessions and after school opportunities. Teachers in the history department are some of the most passionate teachers I have seen, and communicate with students very well through their effort in engaging interest through teaching techniques.