John F Kennedy High School

Public 9-12

 2855 South Lamar Street
       Denver, CO  80227-3809


 (720) 423-4300

 School Website

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
212th of 256 Colorado High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.1
Number of students:  1,203

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
73.7%
White:
12.2%
Asian:
8.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.1%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 17, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, John F Kennedy High School ranked worse than 82.8% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranked 11th among 17 ranked high schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.41. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (73.7%), White (12.2%), Asian (8.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 75.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F Kennedy High School is 17.1. 20 high schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare John F Kennedy High School employs 70 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

John F Kennedy High School:

SchoolDigger ranks John F Kennedy High School 212th of 256 Colorado public high schools. (See John F Kennedy High School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 74th of 108 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John F Kennedy High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 12.77 251st 279 10.0%
2005 9.11 254th 280 9.3%
2006 13.06 255th 286 10.8%
2007 11.56 264th 298 11.4%
2008 18.96 249th 301 17.3%
2009 26.63 241st 310 22.3%
2010 26.71 247th 327 24.5%
2011 26.30 255th 337 24.3%
2012 19.30 267th 334 20.1%
2013 22.88 265th 349 24.1%
2014 26.28 281st 369 23.8%
2015 24.05 222nd 292 24.0%
2016 10.28 241st 255 5.5%
2017 16.41 212th 256 17.2%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Friday, April 30, 2010

Open Quote John F Kennedy has made some minor improvements over the last few years. It has implemented several higher education programs such as IB and Avid. Sadly the morals and ethics of students within the school have declined over the years. The name John F Kennedy stands for something completely different than what is portrayed by the student body at this school. What happened to honesty, integrity, pride, morals and ethics? This is something that the staff really BOASTS about during student orientations right? Maybe that is something just to get the enrollment numbers up to get that good old funding from Uncle Sam. As a citizen in the area I have found it disheartening to see how much toxicity has been bred in the school. Students tagging on the walls inside and outside the school, homes in the neighborhood being vandalized, theft of high priced items from student lockers, theft of money from athletic fundraisers....need you hear more? I don't know what is more frustrating, the fact that the school has this "wonderful" security system with security cameras, school resource officers, and deans that administer discipline. Wow with all that money going out for this where is the security really at? Could it be in the steady paycheck that comes home at the end of the month? To make a long story short...your child can succeed at Kennedy with a lot of parental guidance and involvement, just make sure to send them to school looking like they are from a very low income family so those whom the staff deem as "less fortunate" will find someone else to steal from and prey on. Less fortunate individuals would be those whose parents did not take the time to teach them morals, ethics,values, honor, integrity, and self worth.
Sincerely,
Disappointed tax payer who sees where our future is headed. Close Quote


Enrollment information for John F Kennedy High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 568 147 38 587 11 n/a n/a 0 1351
1989 524 138 38 562 7 n/a n/a 0 1269
1990 511 127 36 582 13 n/a n/a 0 1269
1991 487 115 42 584 15 n/a n/a 0 1243
1992 498 92 34 623 8 n/a n/a 0 1255
1993 494 89 35 693 17 n/a n/a 0 1328
1994 479 75 39 726 21 n/a n/a 0 1340
1995 517 79 56 773 16 n/a n/a 0 1441
1996 517 79 56 773 16 n/a n/a 0 1441
1997 583 60 62 871 16 n/a n/a 0 1592
1998 676 49 86 806 16 n/a n/a 0 1633
1999 662 47 114 835 21 n/a n/a 0 1679
2000 647 44 122 811 28 n/a n/a 0 1652
2001 635 52 132 811 30 n/a n/a 0 1660
2002 609 34 108 834 23 n/a n/a 0 1608
2003 609 34 108 834 23 n/a n/a 0 1608
2004 533 41 97 867 26 n/a n/a 0 1564
2005 471 27 88 947 23 n/a n/a 0 1556
2006 394 34 77 981 24 n/a n/a 0 1510
2007 332 42 74 989 30 n/a n/a 0 1467
2008 318 27 72 927 29 n/a n/a 0 1373
2009 288 29 74 835 26 n/a n/a 0 1252
2010 267 18 78 735 23 n/a n/a 0 1121
2011 231 21 85 745 16 6 21 0 1125
2012 213 28 93 826 15 3 19 0 1197
2013 188 30 105 865 16 5 18 0 1227
2014 182 32 114 897 12 5 18 0 1260
2015 166 35 110 913 9 7 17 0 1257
2016 147 30 106 887 11 5 17 0 1203

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 John F Kennedy High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1351 82.8 16.3 n/a
1989 1269 88.7 14.3 26.1
1990 1269 90.1 14.0 28.1
1991 1243 95.8 12.9 25.3
1992 1255 87.5 14.3 27.1
1993 1328 79.6 16.7 32.5
1994 1340 81.1 16.5 32.9
1995 1441 71.0 20.3 26.9
1996 1441 71.0 20.3 26.9
1997 1592 79.3 20.1 36.3
1998 1633 84.3 19.4 29.4
1999 1679 81.7 20.6 25.3
2000 1652 86.3 19.1 33.3
2001 1660 88.5 18.8 32.4
2002 1608 87.7 18.3 30.9
2003 1608 87.7 18.3 30.9
2004 1564 80.0 19.6 37.5
2005 1556 76.0 20.5 37.6
2006 1510 77.7 19.4 45.9
2007 1467 74.4 19.7 52.7
2008 1373 72.6 18.9 45.6
2009 1252 72.8 17.2 48.7
2010 1121 65.0 17.2 61.5
2011 1125 58.6 19.1 66.3
2012 1197 61.0 19.6 68.9
2013 1227 69.7 17.5 71.6
2014 1260 66.7 18.8 73.0
2015 1257 68.0 18.4 76.7
2016 1203 70.0 17.1 75.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio John F Kennedy High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1351 82.8 16.3 n/a
1989 1269 88.7 14.3 26.1
1990 1269 90.1 14.0 28.1
1991 1243 95.8 12.9 25.3
1992 1255 87.5 14.3 27.1
1993 1328 79.6 16.7 32.5
1994 1340 81.1 16.5 32.9
1995 1441 71.0 20.3 26.9
1996 1441 71.0 20.3 26.9
1997 1592 79.3 20.1 36.3
1998 1633 84.3 19.4 29.4
1999 1679 81.7 20.6 25.3
2000 1652 86.3 19.1 33.3
2001 1660 88.5 18.8 32.4
2002 1608 87.7 18.3 30.9
2003 1608 87.7 18.3 30.9
2004 1564 80.0 19.6 37.5
2005 1556 76.0 20.5 37.6
2006 1510 77.7 19.4 45.9
2007 1467 74.4 19.7 52.7
2008 1373 72.6 18.9 45.6
2009 1252 72.8 17.2 48.7
2010 1121 65.0 17.2 61.5
2011 1125 58.6 19.1 66.3
2012 1197 61.0 19.6 68.9
2013 1227 69.7 17.5 71.6
2014 1260 66.7 18.8 73.0
2015 1257 68.0 18.4 76.7
2016 1203 70.0 17.1 75.1

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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