John F. Kennedy High School

61 127 Preakness Ave, Paterson, NJ 07522 | (973) 321-0500
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,035
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5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 61 127 Preakness Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07522
  • Principal or Admin: Irby Miller
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Paterson City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $21,101
  • Graduation Rate: 51.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 6.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 12.3
  • Enrolled Students: 24,080

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,035
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 234.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 8.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,055 (51.8%)
  • Females: 980 (48.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 81 (4.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,280 (62.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,361 (66.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
John F. Kennedy High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.10%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For John F. Kennedy High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade59129.0%
10th Grade62830.9%
11th Grade28313.9%
12th Grade39219.3%
Source: NJ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 5

5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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6 reviews for John F. Kennedy High School

  • Reviewed by Student on October 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • there is two students that transfer to Kennedy from Eastside and they actually said that Kennedy was better than Eastside
  • Reviewed by Student on October 23, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • the student are not bullies at all
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • my son may go but we hear about the school been good but the students are bullies. is that right?
  • Reviewed by Student on October 01, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • good school but i like eastside better no offense
  • Reviewed by Student on September 25, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This high school is AWESOME

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that John F. Kennedy High School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on HSPA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Language Arts
  • Math

HSPA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

Language Arts Test
Math Test
Source: NJ Department of Education 2009-2010

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