Kennedy Elementary

Summary:

Kennedy Elementary is a public elementary school in Lindsay, California, serving 359 students from kindergarten to 8th grade. The school is part of the Lindsay Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Kennedy Elementary faces several challenges, including a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (94.71%) compared to the state average and nearby schools like Reagan Elementary and Washington Elementary. Academically, the school's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 17.31% to 55.88% in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to the district's 26.69% to 45.99% and the state's 42.96% to 47.44%. Additionally, Kennedy Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 4.8% in 2017-2018 to 18.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average and nearby schools.

Despite these challenges, Kennedy Elementary's Hispanic students and English Language Learner students perform better than the overall student population, ranking higher in the state compared to their peers. However, the school's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the years, from 4,046 out of 5,789 California elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 4,618 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023, with a consistent 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. Addressing the high percentage of economically disadvantaged students and the increasing chronic absenteeism rate could be crucial in improving the school's overall outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-8

 1701 East Tulare Rd.
       Lindsay, CA  93247-2262


(559) 562-5466

District: Lindsay Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4638th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,238 Help


Students who attend Kennedy Elementary usually attend:

High:    Lindsay Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.9 Help
Number of students:  359

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.7%
White:
3.6%
Two or more races:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88% Help


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Compare Details Kennedy Elementary ranks worse than 79% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lindsay Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.17. (See more...)
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Compare Details Kennedy Elementary ranks better than 53% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.84. (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 Kennedy Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Lindsay Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (94.7%), White (3.6%), two or more races (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kennedy Elementary is 19.9, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Lindsay Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kennedy Elementary is $8,238, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Lindsay Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kennedy Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Kennedy Elementary 4638th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Kennedy Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Kennedy Elementary 1317th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Kennedy Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Lindsay Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Lindsay Unified 931st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kennedy Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 10.99 5251st 5530 5.0%
2015 9.84 5484th 5611 2.3%
2016 13.31 5186th 5614 7.6%
2017 15.96 5039th 5692 11.5%
2018 17.73 4870th 5662 14.0%
2019 28.66 4046th 5789 30.1%
2022 22.20 4633rd 5883 21.2%
2023 22.17 4638th 5874 21.0%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.48 2218th 3246 31.7%
2019 43.51 1578th 3275 51.8%
2022 49.45 1223rd 3311 63.1%
2023 29.23 2586th 3250 20.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.05 4187th 5084 17.6%
2019 39.00 3197th 5173 38.2%
2022 29.60 3881st 5264 26.3%
2023 29.64 3926th 5374 26.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Migrant students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.05 68th 68 0.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.70 4478th 5413 17.3%
2019 29.29 3878th 5492 29.4%
2022 27.48 3977th 5635 29.4%
2023 17.61 4924th 5617 12.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.21 5139th 5431 5.4%
2019 28.74 3881st 5510 29.6%
2022 21.84 4525th 5663 20.1%
2023 27.09 4031st 5650 28.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.30 4085th 4830 15.4%
2019 40.10 2957th 4963 40.4%
2022 30.43 3664th 5084 27.9%
2023 29.73 3735th 5098 26.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Kennedy Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 16.38 2096th 2379 11.9%
2015 19.39 2036th 2477 17.8%
2016 18.62 2075th 2497 16.9%
2017 17.89 2112th 2508 15.8%
2018 27.41 1739th 2480 29.9%
2019 28.38 1853rd 2715 31.7%
2022 35.59 1599th 2740 41.6%
2023 44.84 1317th 2802 53.0%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.44 585th 1364 57.1%
2019 42.78 589th 1442 59.2%
2022 46.05 572nd 1540 62.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.96 1291st 2230 42.1%
2019 40.78 1306th 2369 44.9%
2022 49.21 1041st 2458 57.6%
2023 53.52 916th 2549 64.1%
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Rank History for middle school Homeless students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.41 156th 336 53.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.60 1625th 2262 28.2%
2019 34.51 1462nd 2380 38.6%
2022 37.50 1420th 2509 43.4%
2023 59.09 834th 2547 67.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.78 1597th 2273 29.7%
2019 21.70 1918th 2407 20.3%
2022 34.16 1501st 2527 40.6%
2023 36.83 1447th 2558 43.4%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Kennedy Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.02 1263rd 2072 39.0%
2019 36.26 1361st 2213 38.5%
2022 50.76 973rd 2359 58.8%
2023 59.80 730th 2391 69.5%
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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.

Kennedy Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Kennedy Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 30 0 9 422 2 0 0 0 463
2013 32 0 10 436 0 0 0 0 478
2014 37 0 7 450 0 0 2 0 496
2015 26 1 4 439 2 0 4 0 476
2016 23 0 7 442 2 2 8 0 484
2017 20 0 6 446 2 0 7 0 481
2018 10 0 4 422 1 0 6 0 443
2019 13 2 2 423 1 0 6 0 447
2020 17 0 3 398 0 0 10 0 428
2021 20 0 2 372 0 0 10 0 404
2022 12 0 2 343 0 0 7 0 364
2023 13 0 1 340 0 0 5 0 359

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 463 20.0 23.1 n/a
2013 478 18.5 25.8 99.4
2014 496 19.0 26.1 85.5
2015 476 19.0 25.0 83.4
2016 484 17.0 28.4 90.9
2017 481 18.0 26.7 88.6
2018 443 17.0 26.0 95.5
2019 447 16.0 27.9 89.5
2020 428 n/a n/a 88.1
2021 404 16.0 25.2 84.2
2022 364 17.0 21.4 89.6
2023 359 18.0 19.9 88

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 463 20.0 23.1 n/a
2013 478 18.5 25.8 99.4
2014 496 19.0 26.1 85.5
2015 476 19.0 25.0 83.4
2016 484 17.0 28.4 90.9
2017 481 18.0 26.7 88.6
2018 443 17.0 26.0 95.5
2019 447 16.0 27.9 89.5
2020 428 n/a n/a 88.1
2021 404 16.0 25.2 84.2
2022 364 17.0 21.4 89.6
2023 359 18.0 19.9 88

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 Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%100.0%100.0%96.0%96.0%
201398.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%
201598.0%0.0%2.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201696.0%0.0%2.0%2.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kennedy Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,238

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kennedy 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 4046th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4638th of 5874 Elementary schools
 9.1%
Ranks 1853rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1317th of 2802 Middle schools
 21.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy Elementary)35.731.6
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)3526.7
 8.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Kennedy Elementary)48.212.8
 35.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)37.130.5
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy Elementary)48.530.6
 17.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)43.529.1
 14.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy Elementary)45.536.1
 9.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)35.127.8
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy Elementary)16.317.3
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)4129.5
 11.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy Elementary)1413.2
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)21.819.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Kennedy Elementary)2224.5
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (Lindsay Unified)2723.9
 3.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy Elementary)32.718.8
 13.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)33.939.7
 5.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy Elementary)15.16.3
 8.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)23.627.9
 4.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy Elementary)45.350
 4.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)6144.5
 16.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy Elementary)2526.9
 1.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)32.830
 2.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kennedy Elementary)44.455.9
 11.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)55.146
 9.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Kennedy Elementary)23.228.6
 5.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)33.920.7
 13.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Kennedy Elementary)12.728.6
 15.8%
   8th Grade Science (Lindsay Unified)23.419.9
 3.4%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students447359
 19.7%
African American20
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic423340
 19.6%
Pacific Islander00
White1313
Two or More Races65
 16.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.5%88%
 1.5%


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Kennedy Elementary ranks in the bottom 21.0% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 359 students attended Kennedy Elementary.

Students who attend Kennedy Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Lindsay Senior High

Students at Kennedy Elementary are 95% Hispanic, 4% White, 1% Two or more races.


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