John F. Kennedy High

Public 9-12

 4300 Cutting Blvd.
       Richmond, CA  94804-3399


(510) 231-1433

District: West Contra Costa Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1839th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,868 Help


Feeder schools for John F. Kennedy High:

Elementary:    Coronado Elementary
    Grant Elementary
    Lincoln Elementary
    Martin Luther King Junior Elementary
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Middle:    Lovonya DeJean Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  19.6 Help
Number of students:  823

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
73.0%
African American:
17.9%
Asian:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.5% Help


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Compare Details John F. Kennedy High ranks worse than 78.4% of high schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 8 ranked high schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.87. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of John F. Kennedy High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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 (73%), African American (17.9%), Asian (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F. Kennedy High is 19.6, which is the 3rd best among 8 high schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John F. Kennedy High is $7,868, which is the 2nd highest among 8 high schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John F. Kennedy High:

SchoolDigger ranks John F. Kennedy High 1839th of 2346 California public high schools. (See John F. Kennedy High in the ranking list.)

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West Contra Costa Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks West Contra Costa Unified 1132nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John F. Kennedy High

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Rank History for all students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.25 1456th 1653 11.9%
2005 20.15 1392nd 1901 26.8%
2006 20.56 1400th 1968 28.9%
2007 18.02 1588th 2063 23.0%
2008 21.18 1494th 2117 29.4%
2009 23.94 1675th 2238 25.2%
2010 17.50 1729th 2281 24.2%
2011 14.26 1890th 2367 20.2%
2012 13.66 1864th 2354 20.8%
2013 16.97 1793rd 2426 26.1%
2015 19.71 1497th 1994 24.9%
2016 14.40 1634th 2039 19.9%
2017 13.10 1657th 2021 18.0%
2018 15.34 1590th 2017 21.2%
2019 13.74 1821st 2133 14.6%
2022 13.41 1859th 2123 12.4%
2023 14.87 1828th 2335 21.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 739th 938 21.2%
2019 30.13 766th 941 18.6%
2022 28.04 907th 1044 13.1%
2023 29.78 815th 1315 38.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.93 1439th 1862 22.7%
2019 15.14 1621st 1937 16.3%
2022 15.27 1670th 1943 14.1%
2023 17.06 1728th 2237 22.8%
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Rank History for Female students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.71 1491st 1760 15.3%
2019 11.69 1606th 1833 12.4%
2022 13.78 1628th 1858 12.4%
2023 23.92 1487th 2106 29.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.11 847th 1052 19.5%
2019 17.04 1115th 1117 0.2%
2022 18.89 1131st 1161 2.6%
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Rank History for Male students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.59 1449th 1834 21.0%
2019 13.37 1608th 1880 14.5%
2022 11.61 1773rd 1916 7.5%
2023 8.36 2036th 2195 7.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 0.34 581st 582 0.2%
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Rank History for African American students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.60 473rd 582 18.7%
2019 23.47 455th 592 23.1%
2022 18.66 449th 522 14.0%
2023 26.99 523rd 713 26.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John F. Kennedy High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.31 1403rd 1742 19.5%
2019 13.88 1556th 1814 14.2%
2022 14.06 1618th 1861 13.1%
2023 14.37 1723rd 2132 19.2%
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Enrollment information for John F. Kennedy High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 186 818 111 141 3 n/a n/a 0 1259
1989 120 785 105 111 3 n/a n/a 0 1124
1990 72 758 101 109 1 n/a n/a 0 1041
1991 55 683 88 81 1 n/a n/a 0 908
1992 52 672 97 97 0 n/a n/a 0 918
1993 38 592 84 116 0 n/a n/a 0 830
1994 31 583 87 141 0 n/a n/a 0 842
1995 23 566 76 201 1 n/a n/a 0 867
1996 23 566 76 201 1 n/a n/a 0 867
1997 27 563 95 205 2 n/a n/a 0 892
1998 21 604 80 213 4 n/a n/a 0 922
1999 25 600 97 263 1 n/a n/a 0 986
2000 36 635 111 289 3 n/a n/a 0 1074
2001 26 630 100 347 5 n/a n/a 1 1109
2002 49 516 99 407 4 n/a n/a 1 1076
2003 49 516 99 407 4 n/a n/a 1 1076
2004 19 472 81 429 2 n/a n/a 0 1003
2005 30 404 80 382 1 n/a n/a 2 899
2006 35 349 91 378 0 n/a n/a 8 861
2007 27 361 94 415 1 n/a n/a 1 899
2008 21 334 107 428 1 n/a n/a 0 891
2009 21 333 83 471 1 7 4 0 920
2010 22 298 87 425 3 12 0 0 847
2011 15 157 51 352 1 8 92 0 676
2012 23 288 58 496 1 17 0 0 883
2013 14 249 57 480 1 15 1 0 817
2014 14 235 58 498 1 16 4 0 826
2015 19 231 50 541 0 11 13 0 865
2016 18 217 62 546 0 8 7 0 858
2017 20 235 59 579 0 9 13 0 915
2018 18 207 53 584 1 11 7 0 881
2019 17 215 53 549 1 11 5 0 851
2020 14 234 51 634 0 14 6 0 953
2021 16 188 39 585 1 9 7 1 846
2022 14 169 34 585 2 12 7 1 824
2023 15 147 37 601 3 10 9 1 823

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

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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 John F. Kennedy High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1259 63.6 19.7 n/a
1989 1124 55.2 20.3 n/a
1990 1041 59.8 17.4 n/a
1991 908 55.4 16.3 n/a
1992 918 56.3 16.3 24.5
1993 830 38.3 21.7 42.5
1994 842 39.4 21.4 53.4
1995 867 41.6 20.8 54.7
1996 867 41.6 20.8 54.7
1997 892 41.7 21.4 62.2
1998 922 44.4 20.8 50.4
1999 986 49.8 19.8 59.5
2000 1074 51.4 20.9 85
2001 1109 52.0 21.3 45.1
2002 1076 52.0 20.7 53.1
2003 1076 52.0 20.7 53.1
2004 1003 46.6 21.5 79.4
2005 899 46.4 19.4 75.3
2006 861 35.4 24.3 73
2007 899 46.9 19.2 69.3
2008 891 52.8 16.9 70
2009 920 45.1 17.6 66.8
2010 847 49.4 17.1 76
2011 676 n/a n/a 99.6
2012 883 52.6 16.7 n/a
2013 817 38.3 21.3 81
2014 826 41.6 19.8 78.1
2015 865 40.0 21.6 79.4
2016 858 41.0 20.9 80.7
2017 915 43.9 20.8 82.7
2018 881 37.8 23.3 96.5
2019 851 42.6 19.9 93.7
2020 953 n/a n/a 72.2
2021 846 39.0 21.6 81.1
2022 824 47.5 17.3 60.1
2023 823 41.9 19.6 65.5

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 John F. Kennedy High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1259 63.6 19.7 n/a
1989 1124 55.2 20.3 n/a
1990 1041 59.8 17.4 n/a
1991 908 55.4 16.3 n/a
1992 918 56.3 16.3 24.5
1993 830 38.3 21.7 42.5
1994 842 39.4 21.4 53.4
1995 867 41.6 20.8 54.7
1996 867 41.6 20.8 54.7
1997 892 41.7 21.4 62.2
1998 922 44.4 20.8 50.4
1999 986 49.8 19.8 59.5
2000 1074 51.4 20.9 85
2001 1109 52.0 21.3 45.1
2002 1076 52.0 20.7 53.1
2003 1076 52.0 20.7 53.1
2004 1003 46.6 21.5 79.4
2005 899 46.4 19.4 75.3
2006 861 35.4 24.3 73
2007 899 46.9 19.2 69.3
2008 891 52.8 16.9 70
2009 920 45.1 17.6 66.8
2010 847 49.4 17.1 76
2011 676 n/a n/a 99.6
2012 883 52.6 16.7 n/a
2013 817 38.3 21.3 81
2014 826 41.6 19.8 78.1
2015 865 40.0 21.6 79.4
2016 858 41.0 20.9 80.7
2017 915 43.9 20.8 82.7
2018 881 37.8 23.3 96.5
2019 851 42.6 19.9 93.7
2020 953 n/a n/a 72.2
2021 846 39.0 21.6 81.1
2022 824 47.5 17.3 60.1
2023 823 41.9 19.6 65.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for John F. Kennedy High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,868

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John F. Kennedy High

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 1821st of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1828th of 2335 High schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (John F. Kennedy High)14.321.1
 6.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West Contra Costa Unified)41.449.1
 7.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (John F. Kennedy High)2.24.4
 2.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Contra Costa Unified)19.417.6
 1.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (John F. Kennedy High)0.73.5
 2.8%
   12th Grade Science (West Contra Costa Unified)13.420.1
 6.6%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students851823
 3.3%
African American215147
 31.6%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian5337
 30.2%
Hispanic549601
 9.5%
Pacific Islander1110
 9.1%
White1715
 11.8%
Two or More Races59
 80%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.7%65.5%
 28.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about John F. Kennedy High

John F. Kennedy High ranks in the bottom 21.6% of California high schools.

John F. Kennedy High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Coronado Elementary
Elementary : Grant Elementary
Elementary : Lincoln Elementary
Elementary : Martin Luther King Junior Elementary
Elementary : Michelle Obama Elementary
Elementary : Nystrom Elementary
Elementary : Washington Elementary
Middle : Lovonya DeJean Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 823 students attended John F. Kennedy High.

Students at John F. Kennedy High are 73% Hispanic, 18% African American, 4% Asian, 2% White, 1% Pacific Islander, 1% Two or more races.


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