John F. Kennedy School

107 Gross St, Kingston, NY 12401 | (845) 331-3174
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 207
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Clark Waters
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Kingston City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $17,624
  • Graduation Rate: 68.5%
  • Dropout Rate: 8.1%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.1
  • Enrolled Students: 7,120

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 207
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 18.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 104 (50.2%)
  • Females: 96 (46.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 20 (9.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 138 (66.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 158 (76.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
John F. Kennedy School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.5%
Black8440.6%
Asian--
Hispanic2914.0%
White8641.5%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For John F. Kennedy School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten2512.1%
1st Grade2311.1%
2nd Grade4320.8%
3rd Grade4421.3%
4th Grade4019.3%
5th Grade3215.5%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 71-80%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
92.0%
District:
93.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
12.0%
District:
8.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
14.0%
District:
13.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
50.0%
District:
20.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
School:
5.0%
District:
1.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
3.0%
District:
1.0%
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers: 5.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
30.0%
District:
24.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that John F. Kennedy School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on NYSTP state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

NYSTP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201032.7%44.7%54.7%
200951.1%77.8%75.8%
200858.4%73.5%70.1%
 
Math Test
201052.0%53.3%59.1%
200988.4%93.9%92.9%
200883.8%91.4%89.9%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201025.0%51.7%56.7%
200958.8%78.2%76.9%
200867.7%75.6%71.1%
 
Math Test
201037.8%61.6%63.8%
200970.6%86.3%87.2%
200881.8%81.6%83.8%
 
Science Test
201082.0%93.0%89.0%
2009100.0%96.0%88.0%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201054.6%46.6%52.5%
200983.3%85.5%82.2%
200882.0%85.5%77.6%
 
Math Test
201059.4%56.1%64.6%
200993.4%89.1%88.1%
200882.0%86.6%83.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201081.0%91.0%86.0%
200997.0%91.0%86.0%
 
Source: NY Department of Education 2009-2010

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