Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School
- PLAINVIEW, NY
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade B
- Teachersgrade A+
- College Prepgrade A
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade A
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade A minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade A minus
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School is a top rated, public school located in PLAINVIEW, NY. It has 1,554 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% 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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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade B
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
89%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 28 responses
71%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
- Senior Spirit Week27%
- Home coming15%
- A Cappella Night11%
- Battle of the Classes11%
- Spring Musical5%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 29 responses
79%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 29 responses
62%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 29 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
69%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 39 responses
59%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 39 responses
67%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 39 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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Expenses Per Student
$30,534 / year
88%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 41 responses
51%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 41 responses
76%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 41 responses
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Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Reviews
Rating 3.76 out of 5 263 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.
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.
Overall, the curriculum and teachers are very good at preparing you for college and learning in general. The administration genuinely feels like they want to help you. The culture is fine in that there doesn't seem to be much bullying and mostly everyone is friendly but school spirit isn't exactly major either.