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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
    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 1,541 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School...
Address
50 Kennedy Dr
Plainview, NY 11803
Telephone
(516) 434-3125
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Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
300 responses
Average ACT
30
202 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
$132,635
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,678
National
$949
Median Home Value
$536,600
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
1,541
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
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,036
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
$27,921/ 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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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
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JFK provided me with a lot of opportunities. I felt like it was really easy for me to pursue my interests and enroll in classes that were fit for me. There are so many clubs and sports to get involved in, and there's something for everyone. I learned a lot academically and was provided with resources that I needed to succeed. I felt sufficiently prepared for college, and had the opportunity to take challenging courses. Some of the teachers are really fantastic. The food is good and people are generally pretty friendly.
Academics- unfortunately allows students to opt in to AP classes even when they aren't qualified to take the class
School Culture- no dances, homecoming or otherwise; I'm pretty sure most of the people at the Homecoming Game are only there out of obligation (e.g. the marching band, cheerleading squad, student council, etc)
Food- cannot comment on the food as I literally never had a meal in the cafeteria; lunch is optional and most teachers will let you eat in class so you have room for more electives
Safety- have seriously upped their protocol due to current events