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  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
    B+
  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 1,535 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
356 responses
Average ACT
30
245 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$143,534
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$567,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Senior Spirit Week
    27%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Home coming
    14%
  • A Cappella Night
    11%
  • Battle of the Classes
    11%
  • Sing
    11%
  • Spring Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,535
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,769
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$30,534/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Reviews

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My high school experience was amazing at POBJFK high school. Being an athlete, the athletics were very inclusive and each and every sport made you feel like you were a part of a family and something bigger than yourself. The academics are excellent and the teachers truly cared about helping the students reach their full potential by offering help almost every day after school. However, one thing that I would like to see change is the school spirit. The events that the school ran didn’t have an amazing turnout unless it was for college or an academic purpose. Saying that I hope that the school takes more pride in getting the school staff and students to participate more in all events.
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This highschool offers numerous courses of many subjects, including APs and honors classes. The teachers and faculty here are very supportive of your success and want you to do well in their classes. There are tons of clubs you can join as well (or you can start your own!) As a minority, I would say that the school isn't too diverse, but I would say it's pretty okay considering the diversity rankings in Long Island . You will definitely find your own group when attending the school, which ultimately determines how fun your HS experience will be. As a current junior, I would say that I am grateful to attend a school with many resources and extracirriculars.
Freshman year I was bullied. However, very lucky that the assistant principles and guidance councilors were so helpful when it came to helping me end the horrible bullying. Sophomore year was better but I still had a hard time in classes due to my ADHD. It began to effect my grades. Myself, along with one of my teachers, and mother, got me evaluated and I ended up getting a 504. Junior year was just difficult because of college searching and SATs. I also began again to get bullied by one of the same groups of people from Freshman year. However, I did not let them belittle me and I stood up for myself. Senior year was the best and worst year of my life. I was finally getting out of high school and getting away from people that hurt me and terrorized me for year. However, personally, I had a lot going on at home. Luckily, many of my teacher comforted me and they were always there for me even when I tried being strong. Many of them I still am in contact with after high school