About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See John F. Kennedy High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
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 866 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 834 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, John F. Kennedy High School had 24 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'm not sure what the current student means about "they charge you for book damage even if you didn't do it", and I am a current student as well. They hardly charge for any damages, but if there is, you should be a responsible student and report them so you won't be charged. :)
But it is an amazing school. Amazing, wonderful teachers who are willing to help. Almost everyone is understanding, loving and sweet. You attend college classes while being in high school. Our state testing scores is the highest for CNUSD high schools. It is always clean. It is home. I am very sad to be graduating next week...
This school is very clean but they charge you for book damage even if you didn't do it.
Never have i felt so accepted from a school. Coming from a school where the student body's main concern was in popularity and being invited to the next "Social Gathering", This school was a Haven for which we can enjoy what is to be the best four years of our lives. The students of JFK established a family where clicks do not exist. In other words it is not just the opportunity to acquire early college credits, but also a comfort zone that brings out ones potential to be better then the person they were yesterday. Graduating from this school I still have dreams of such an astounding school. everyone running around so exuberantly just makes your day. JFKMCHS is not just a school. It's a home in which it cares for all who is bright enough to make it his or her home.
I think JFK is an awsome school everyone is so friendly, and helpful. i am looking forward having my daughter there for 3 years . All I have heard is good things about JFK. It's a beautiful school. i know my daughter is in good hands.
I think it doesn't live up to the hype. I don't feel the teachers are so involved in the student's lives, the homework was not as promised (less busy-work I was told), etc.