About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
John F. Kennedy High School had an API growth score of 711 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. John F. Kennedy High School's 2012 base score was 702 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, John F. Kennedy High School had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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John F. Kennedy High School Reviews
I have only one issue with Kennedy High School; however, I'm certain that most high schools have a similar approach.
I’ve always had a time management issue; this resulted in many days of coming to school about 5 minutes late. The schools solution to this is to place the student in detention for an hour. During this time, you sit, quietly, with no instruction, missing out on your scheduled class, in a room with about 25 other students.
If the school is interested in helping the student, it would make more sense to find out why each student is there and offer guidance to assist with that problem, whether it’s punctuality, drug abuse or fighting and whether it’s one-on-one or group counseling.
This is a difficult age and I feel, no, I know that a few words of wisdom, in a positive, caring tone, could make a huge difference.
i attend john f. kennedy high school Im in 9th grade but for the time i have been at kennedy had a great time the teachers an administrators are great and and the negative thing people say about this school are not true, but overall its a great school
I am a past graduate student from kennedy high school. I now attend harvard law and im was not a nerd in high school i hung around the bad crowd and still made it cause my teachers cared. Despite the rumors, kennedy is a good school, i was there for all 4 years. Alot of people say that its ghetto and looks like a jail but its nothing like that its a nice school, the staff is very good at what they and they will push your student to stive in school to become something in life.