John F Kennedy

Summary:

John F Kennedy is an elementary school in Billerica, MA that serves 304 students from kindergarten to 4th grade, and consistently outperforms the district and state in academic achievement.

John F Kennedy stands out for its strong academic performance, with 48.28% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 61.21% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the district and state averages. The school also excels in supporting special education and low-income students, ranking among the top schools in Massachusetts for these subgroups. While the student population is predominantly white, John F Kennedy has a more diverse racial makeup than some nearby schools like Hajjar Elementary and Frederick J Dutile.

John F Kennedy's academic success may be attributed to its high per-student spending of $19,630 and low student-teacher ratio of 13.9, both of which are higher than nearby schools. While John F Kennedy outperforms the Billerica district and the state, other high-performing elementary schools in the area, such as West Intermediate, also demonstrate strong academic achievement, suggesting a concentration of quality elementary education in the Billerica region.


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Public K-4

 20 Kimbrough Road
       Billerica, MA  01821


(978) 528-8570

District: Billerica

SchoolDigger Rank:
270th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,630 Help


Students who attend John F Kennedy usually attend:

Middle:    Locke Middle
High:    Billerica Memorial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  304

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.5%
Asian:
5.3%
Hispanic:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.6% Help


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Compare Details John F Kennedy ranks better than 70.9% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Billerica School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.5%), Asian (5.3%), Hispanic (4.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F Kennedy is 13.9, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Billerica School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John F Kennedy is $19,630, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Billerica School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John F Kennedy:

SchoolDigger ranks John F Kennedy 270th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See John F Kennedy in the ranking list.)

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Billerica:

SchoolDigger ranks Billerica 150th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John F Kennedy

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Rank History for all students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 51.96 469th 884 46.9%
2004 71.01 284th 882 67.8%
2005 62.80 356th 887 59.9%
2006 44.97 548th 911 39.8%
2007 62.65 378th 911 58.5%
2008 50.44 495th 908 45.5%
2009 48.09 513th 909 43.6%
2010 51.99 494th 920 46.3%
2011 44.74 569th 924 38.4%
2012 53.35 490th 930 47.3%
2013 51.18 504th 928 45.7%
2014 52.66 491st 926 47.0%
2015 65.19 336th 914 63.2%
2016 66.27 307th 932 67.1%
2017 71.70 258th 938 72.5%
2018 66.69 318th 934 66.0%
2019 62.42 349th 942 63.0%
2021 73.20 245th 936 73.8%
2022 63.12 351st 932 62.3%
2023 71.61 270th 928 70.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.54 291st 886 67.2%
2019 54.65 371st 896 58.6%
2021 88.09 63rd 894 93.0%
2022 59.35 308th 905 66.0%
2023 59.99 222nd 703 68.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 65.27 205th 772 73.4%
2023 92.43 18th 757 97.6%
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Rank History for Female students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.21 178th 893 80.1%
2019 68.55 267th 902 70.4%
2021 60.95 351st 898 60.9%
2022 53.07 440th 901 51.2%
2023 67.49 293rd 887 67.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.67 67th 632 89.4%
2022 70.29 135th 672 79.9%
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Rank History for Male students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.35 455th 898 49.3%
2019 53.06 442nd 907 51.3%
2021 82.09 146th 904 83.8%
2022 71.43 243rd 908 73.2%
2023 73.21 233rd 896 74.0%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.79 196th 925 78.8%
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Rank History for White students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.59 358th 772 53.6%
2019 48.62 427th 780 45.3%
2021 57.98 307th 765 59.9%
2022 48.16 418th 764 45.3%
2023 57.04 320th 762 58.0%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 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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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for John F Kennedy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 471 5 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1989 459 3 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1990 473 2 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 484
1991 476 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1992 475 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1993 498 2 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1994 511 3 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1995 530 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1996 530 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1997 550 1 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1998 552 1 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1999 487 1 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2000 574 3 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 590
2001 556 2 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 570
2002 502 1 8 9 4 n/a n/a 0 524
2003 502 1 8 9 4 n/a n/a 0 524
2004 523 2 5 6 4 n/a n/a 0 540
2005 522 1 6 4 4 n/a n/a 0 537
2006 509 0 4 6 2 n/a n/a 1 522
2007 515 1 5 11 1 n/a n/a 1 534
2008 515 2 5 13 1 n/a n/a 0 536
2009 482 2 5 14 0 0 1 0 504
2010 438 4 6 11 0 0 2 0 461
2011 414 6 6 9 0 0 4 0 439
2012 393 3 4 10 0 0 7 0 417
2013 348 1 7 6 0 0 5 0 367
2014 350 1 9 5 0 0 4 0 369
2015 320 2 10 5 0 0 7 0 344
2016 307 5 9 8 0 0 6 0 335
2017 291 5 9 9 0 0 7 0 321
2018 278 4 11 13 0 0 7 0 313
2019 269 4 14 17 0 0 13 0 317
2020 261 7 16 22 0 0 14 0 320
2021 253 7 15 18 0 0 14 0 307
2022 265 5 17 19 0 0 12 0 318
2023 260 4 16 15 1 0 8 0 304

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 483 n/a n/a n/a
1989 468 n/a n/a n/a
1990 484 n/a n/a n/a
1991 485 n/a n/a n/a
1992 486 n/a n/a n/a
1993 509 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 520 n/a n/a n/a
1995 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 562 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 563 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 497 n/a 0.0 6.6
2000 590 n/a 0.0 4.9
2001 570 n/a 0.0 5.8
2002 524 n/a n/a 5
2003 524 n/a n/a 5
2004 540 32.2 16.8 5
2005 537 33.4 16.1 4.7
2006 522 32.7 16.0 6.3
2007 534 33.0 16.2 4.9
2008 536 32.0 16.8 3
2009 504 32.0 15.8 2.2
2010 461 29.5 15.6 1.3
2011 439 27.8 15.7 9.6
2012 417 24.1 17.2 7.4
2013 367 24.3 15.0 13.1
2014 369 22.2 16.5 13.8
2015 344 23.0 14.9 16.6
2016 335 22.0 15.2 n/a
2017 321 23.2 13.8 n/a
2018 313 22.7 13.7 n/a
2019 317 22.8 13.9 n/a
2020 320 24.4 13.0 n/a
2021 307 22.8 13.4 n/a
2022 318 21.6 14.6 n/a
2023 304 21.7 13.9 n/a

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 483 n/a n/a n/a
1989 468 n/a n/a n/a
1990 484 n/a n/a n/a
1991 485 n/a n/a n/a
1992 486 n/a n/a n/a
1993 509 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 520 n/a n/a n/a
1995 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 562 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 563 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 497 n/a 0.0 6.6
2000 590 n/a 0.0 4.9
2001 570 n/a 0.0 5.8
2002 524 n/a n/a 5
2003 524 n/a n/a 5
2004 540 32.2 16.8 5
2005 537 33.4 16.1 4.7
2006 522 32.7 16.0 6.3
2007 534 33.0 16.2 4.9
2008 536 32.0 16.8 3
2009 504 32.0 15.8 2.2
2010 461 29.5 15.6 1.3
2011 439 27.8 15.7 9.6
2012 417 24.1 17.2 7.4
2013 367 24.3 15.0 13.1
2014 369 22.2 16.5 13.8
2015 344 23.0 14.9 16.6
2016 335 22.0 15.2 n/a
2017 321 23.2 13.8 n/a
2018 313 22.7 13.7 n/a
2019 317 22.8 13.9 n/a
2020 320 24.4 13.0 n/a
2021 307 22.8 13.4 n/a
2022 318 21.6 14.6 n/a
2023 304 21.7 13.9 n/a

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $13 (0.1%) $16,630 (99.9%) $16,643
2020 $63 (0.4%) $17,770 (99.6%) $17,833
2021 $591 (3.0%) $19,038 (97.0%) $19,630

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John F Kennedy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 349th of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 270th of 928 Elementary schools
 8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)5249.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Billerica)6051.2
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy)5461
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Billerica)5651.5
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)5947.4
 11.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Billerica)5438.8
 15.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy)5961.4
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Billerica)5249.9
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
All Grades English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)5848.3
 9.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Billerica)5445.2
 8.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (John F Kennedy)5661.2
 5.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Billerica)4941.3
 7.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students317304
 4.1%
African American44
American Indian01
Asian1416
 14.3%
Hispanic1715
 11.8%
Pacific Islander00
White269260
 3.3%
Two or More Races138
 38.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 304 students attended John F Kennedy.

John F Kennedy ranks 270th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend John F Kennedy usually go on to attend:

Middle : Locke Middle
High : Billerica Memorial High School

Students at John F Kennedy are 86% White, 5% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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

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