Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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Kennedy (John F.) Elementary is a public elementary school in Artesia, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the ABC Unified School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic and Asian representation, and a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Academically, Kennedy (John F.) Elementary's performance is generally above the state average but below the district average in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with a strong ranking for English Language Learners but a relatively lower ranking for White students. The school has also experienced fluctuations in chronic absenteeism rates, with the current rate of 9.8% still higher than the pre-pandemic level.

When compared to other nearby schools within the ABC Unified School District, Kennedy (John F.) Elementary generally performs below the district average in academic assessments, with some exceptions, such as its 3rd-grade ELA/Literacy performance being higher than the district average. The school's performance for specific subgroups, like Hispanic students and students with disabilities, is relatively stronger compared to the overall school performance. However, the high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch suggests that socioeconomic factors may contribute to the school's academic performance challenges.


Detail:

Public K-6

 17500 Belshire Ave.
       Artesia, CA  90701-4352


(562) 229-7875

District: ABC Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1883rd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,004 Help


Students who attend Kennedy (John F.) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ross (Faye) Middle
High:    Cerritos High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.5 Help
Number of students:  387

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.9%
Asian:
25.8%
White:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.3% Help


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Compare Details Kennedy (John F.) Elementary ranks better than 67.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 10th among 19 ranked elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.2. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.9%), Asian (25.8%), White (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary is 21.5, which is the 5th best among 19 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary is $6,004, which is the 9th highest among 19 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kennedy (John F.) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Kennedy (John F.) Elementary 1883rd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Kennedy (John F.) Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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ABC Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks ABC Unified 380th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.68 1311th 4809 72.7%
2005 66.45 1493rd 4822 69.0%
2006 51.33 2124th 4818 55.9%
2007 62.87 1693rd 5113 66.9%
2008 63.85 1694th 5113 66.9%
2009 57.51 2052nd 5193 60.5%
2010 53.96 2330th 5314 56.2%
2011 60.65 1982nd 5377 63.1%
2012 66.74 1689th 5390 68.7%
2013 76.58 1238th 5530 77.6%
2015 66.21 1644th 5611 70.7%
2016 70.46 1507th 5614 73.2%
2017 60.72 1978th 5692 65.2%
2018 61.80 1964th 5662 65.3%
2019 72.30 1500th 5789 74.1%
2022 58.65 2095th 5883 64.4%
2023 63.20 1883rd 5874 67.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.98 65th 3246 98.0%
2019 95.63 90th 3275 97.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.69 1993rd 5084 60.8%
2019 73.48 1001st 5173 80.6%
2022 67.60 1285th 5264 75.6%
2023 66.93 1398th 5374 74.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.47 2153rd 5413 60.2%
2019 68.59 1568th 5492 71.4%
2022 60.13 1926th 5635 65.8%
2023 62.58 1824th 5617 67.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.48 715th 2585 72.3%
2022 67.35 460th 2227 79.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.08 1712th 5431 68.5%
2019 73.32 1371st 5510 75.1%
2022 55.52 2166th 5663 61.8%
2023 61.58 1880th 5650 66.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.10 1669th 4830 65.4%
2019 65.77 1374th 4963 72.3%
2022 56.97 1781st 5084 65.0%
2023 63.47 1472nd 5098 71.1%
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Rank History for White students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 42.39 1672nd 2726 38.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 211 24 122 131 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1989 183 32 150 103 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1990 179 30 146 110 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1991 166 36 151 113 0 n/a n/a 0 466
1992 131 34 143 114 1 n/a n/a 0 423
1993 121 45 146 120 1 n/a n/a 0 433
1994 108 60 152 129 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1995 97 59 175 124 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1996 97 59 175 124 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1997 87 46 167 118 1 n/a n/a 0 419
1998 84 52 192 126 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1999 83 57 200 119 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2000 89 55 199 143 2 n/a n/a 0 488
2001 79 53 233 154 3 n/a n/a 0 522
2002 75 45 230 135 3 n/a n/a 1 489
2003 75 45 230 135 3 n/a n/a 1 489
2004 64 40 229 146 3 n/a n/a 2 484
2005 56 30 210 140 2 n/a n/a 10 448
2006 62 30 172 161 1 n/a n/a 18 444
2007 63 32 158 158 1 n/a n/a 21 433
2008 59 28 158 145 n/a n/a n/a 0 390
2009 63 43 152 140 0 1 19 0 418
2010 63 43 164 166 1 1 8 0 446
2011 61 46 151 175 1 1 16 0 451
2012 52 42 148 183 1 1 14 0 441
2013 51 48 139 186 1 1 17 0 443
2014 47 51 150 195 4 0 21 0 468
2015 46 51 154 195 2 1 20 0 469
2016 39 44 158 215 1 1 20 0 478
2017 48 42 153 209 2 1 21 0 476
2018 39 57 126 222 2 3 21 0 470
2019 41 43 120 232 2 0 21 0 459
2020 44 35 122 208 2 1 33 0 445
2021 39 26 123 211 1 4 36 0 440
2022 38 22 108 203 1 0 33 0 405
2023 34 22 100 197 1 1 32 0 387

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 488 20.0 24.4 n/a
1989 468 19.0 24.6 n/a
1990 465 21.0 22.1 n/a
1991 466 19.0 24.5 n/a
1992 423 19.3 21.9 29.8
1993 433 18.0 24.1 31.2
1994 449 18.0 24.9 35.9
1995 455 19.1 23.8 39.6
1996 455 19.1 23.8 39.6
1997 419 18.2 23.0 32.9
1998 454 22.6 20.1 35.9
1999 459 23.6 19.4 31.8
2000 488 26.0 18.8 35.7
2001 522 25.5 20.5 33.7
2002 489 23.5 20.8 32
2003 489 23.5 20.8 32
2004 484 23.5 20.6 31.7
2005 448 21.0 21.3 45.9
2006 444 20.0 22.2 42.3
2007 433 21.0 20.6 36.9
2008 390 21.0 18.6 34.9
2009 418 20.0 19.9 40.4
2010 446 20.0 22.3 45.3
2011 451 n/a n/a 50.8
2012 441 18.5 23.8 99.3
2013 443 20.0 22.1 52.4
2014 468 19.0 24.6 54.1
2015 469 19.0 24.6 50.1
2016 478 20.0 23.9 49.4
2017 476 19.5 24.4 50.2
2018 470 20.0 23.5 54.7
2019 459 19.0 24.1 54.2
2020 445 n/a n/a 58.2
2021 440 19.0 23.1 73
2022 405 18.0 22.5 67.2
2023 387 18.0 21.5 64.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 488 20.0 24.4 n/a
1989 468 19.0 24.6 n/a
1990 465 21.0 22.1 n/a
1991 466 19.0 24.5 n/a
1992 423 19.3 21.9 29.8
1993 433 18.0 24.1 31.2
1994 449 18.0 24.9 35.9
1995 455 19.1 23.8 39.6
1996 455 19.1 23.8 39.6
1997 419 18.2 23.0 32.9
1998 454 22.6 20.1 35.9
1999 459 23.6 19.4 31.8
2000 488 26.0 18.8 35.7
2001 522 25.5 20.5 33.7
2002 489 23.5 20.8 32
2003 489 23.5 20.8 32
2004 484 23.5 20.6 31.7
2005 448 21.0 21.3 45.9
2006 444 20.0 22.2 42.3
2007 433 21.0 20.6 36.9
2008 390 21.0 18.6 34.9
2009 418 20.0 19.9 40.4
2010 446 20.0 22.3 45.3
2011 451 n/a n/a 50.8
2012 441 18.5 23.8 99.3
2013 443 20.0 22.1 52.4
2014 468 19.0 24.6 54.1
2015 469 19.0 24.6 50.1
2016 478 20.0 23.9 49.4
2017 476 19.5 24.4 50.2
2018 470 20.0 23.5 54.7
2019 459 19.0 24.1 54.2
2020 445 n/a n/a 58.2
2021 440 19.0 23.1 73
2022 405 18.0 22.5 67.2
2023 387 18.0 21.5 64.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%96.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201395.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%96.0%97.0%100.0%96.0%95.0%
201496.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%96.0%
201590.0%5.0%0.0%5.0%94.0%92.0%94.0%91.0%92.0%
201699.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202096.3%1.2%0.0%96.3%96.3%
202297.3%0.0%0.0%97.3%97.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,004

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Kennedy (John F.) Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1500th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1883rd of 5874 Elementary schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)76.461.2
 15.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)62.357
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)74.759.2
 15.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)6462.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)61.453.1
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)63.261.2
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)50.944.9
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)54.559
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)53.253.1
 0.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)65.364.5
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)3445.3
 11.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)4749.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)3435.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade Science (ABC Unified)43.748.5
 4.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)68.844.6
 24.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)67.362.7
 4.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy (John F.) Elementary)45.323.2
 22.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)55.148.5
 6.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students459387
 15.7%
African American4322
 48.8%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian120100
 16.7%
Hispanic232197
 15.1%
Pacific Islander01
White4134
 17.1%
Two or More Races2132
 52.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.2%64.3%
 10.1%


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Students who attend Kennedy (John F.) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ross (Faye) Middle
High : Cerritos High

Students at Kennedy (John F.) Elementary are 51% Hispanic, 26% Asian, 9% White, 8% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Kennedy (John F.) Elementary ranks 1883rd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 387 students attended Kennedy (John F.) Elementary.


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