John F Kennedy

Summary:

John F Kennedy is an elementary school in Brockton, MA that serves 513 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a predominantly African American (58.48%) and Hispanic (19.69%) student population, and is part of the Brockton school district, which is ranked 327 out of 356 districts in Massachusetts.

John F Kennedy consistently ranks in the bottom half of Massachusetts elementary schools, with below-average performance on MCAS assessments compared to the state and district. However, the school performs relatively better for certain student subgroups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners, ranking in the top 100 Massachusetts elementary schools for these populations. The school also spends more per student ($16,794) than the state average, and has a lower student-teacher ratio (13.9) compared to nearby schools like Manthala George Junior School, Downey, and Louis F Angelo Elementary, which also perform poorly on academic measures and have similar demographic profiles.

Over the past few years, John F Kennedy has seen a slight decrease in its student population and a shift in its racial composition, with a decrease in the percentage of White students and an increase in Hispanic students. These demographic changes, along with the high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and the school's location in a district with overall low performance, may be contributing factors to the academic challenges faced by John F Kennedy. Addressing these systemic issues within the Brockton school district could be key to improving the educational outcomes at the school.


Detail:

Public K-5

 900 Ash Street
       Brockton, MA  02301


(508) 580-7278

District: Brockton

SchoolDigger Rank:
664th of 928 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,794 Help


Students who attend John F Kennedy usually attend:

Middle:    Ashfield Middle School
    East Middle School
    North Middle School
    Plouffe Middle School
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High:    Brockton High
    Edison Evening Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  513

Racial breakdown:

African American:
58.5%
Hispanic:
19.7%
White:
17.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.1% Help


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Compare Details John F Kennedy ranks worse than 71.6% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 2nd among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Brockton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.57. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at John F Kennedy is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (58.5%), Hispanic (19.7%), White (17.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F Kennedy is 13.9, which is the 3rd best among 11 elementary schools in the Brockton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John F Kennedy is $16,794. 6 elementary schools in the Brockton School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John F Kennedy:

SchoolDigger ranks John F Kennedy 664th of 928 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See John F Kennedy in the ranking list.)

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Brockton:

SchoolDigger ranks Brockton 327th 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 25.38 683rd 884 22.7%
2004 22.76 702nd 882 20.4%
2005 23.62 702nd 887 20.9%
2006 35.18 635th 911 30.3%
2007 33.64 670th 911 26.5%
2008 28.07 713th 908 21.5%
2009 27.04 717th 909 21.1%
2010 25.44 728th 920 20.9%
2011 19.30 774th 924 16.2%
2012 21.76 746th 930 19.8%
2013 21.11 767th 928 17.3%
2014 20.92 770th 926 16.8%
2015 32.55 672nd 914 26.5%
2016 36.14 633rd 932 32.1%
2017 19.66 788th 938 16.0%
2018 18.08 804th 934 13.9%
2019 16.27 822nd 942 12.7%
2021 13.39 814th 936 13.0%
2022 21.07 743rd 932 20.3%
2023 28.57 664th 928 28.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.32 127th 244 48.0%
2019 49.59 93rd 258 64.0%
2021 31.99 193rd 240 19.6%
2022 49.35 87th 267 67.4%
2023 52.94 69th 264 73.9%
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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 26.74 732nd 886 17.4%
2019 23.95 766th 896 14.5%
2021 17.01 825th 894 7.7%
2022 28.70 692nd 905 23.5%
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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
2018 34.99 502nd 685 26.7%
2019 30.43 539th 700 23.0%
2021 22.13 615th 705 12.8%
2022 32.94 552nd 772 28.5%
2023 53.10 344th 757 54.6%
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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 26.02 703rd 893 21.3%
2019 18.45 776th 902 14.0%
2021 14.67 781st 898 13.0%
2022 24.30 693rd 901 23.1%
2023 27.03 656th 887 26.0%
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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
2018 18.79 606th 656 7.6%
2019 13.06 655th 665 1.5%
2021 23.24 523rd 632 17.2%
2022 24.86 543rd 672 19.2%
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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 13.62 819th 898 8.8%
2019 15.87 804th 907 11.4%
2021 15.20 778th 904 13.9%
2022 20.08 743rd 908 18.2%
2023 31.71 630th 896 29.7%
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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 13.96 802nd 925 13.3%
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Rank History for African American students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.20 119th 174 31.6%
2019 30.88 133rd 172 22.7%
2021 34.27 109th 166 34.3%
2022 42.78 98th 173 43.4%
2023 59.33 54th 167 67.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John F Kennedy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.53 101st 379 73.4%
2019 64.47 102nd 398 74.4%
2021 45.83 172nd 379 54.6%
2022 60.27 102nd 401 74.6%
2023 68.84 84th 420 80.0%
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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 19.69 674th 772 12.7%
2019 14.63 723rd 780 7.3%
2021 9.20 722nd 765 5.6%
2022 34.62 544th 764 28.8%
2023 43.10 454th 762 40.4%
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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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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 515 40 19 0 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1989 538 51 21 3 0 n/a n/a 0 613
1990 466 81 7 11 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1991 444 73 26 14 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1992 411 90 28 12 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1993 406 87 36 28 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1994 413 96 32 18 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1995 359 101 41 19 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1996 359 101 41 19 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1997 364 128 39 20 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1998 372 153 42 26 1 n/a n/a 0 594
1999 382 167 46 16 0 n/a n/a 0 611
2000 343 188 41 39 3 n/a n/a 0 614
2001 316 235 48 38 4 n/a n/a 0 641
2002 272 249 43 30 7 n/a n/a 0 601
2003 272 249 43 30 7 n/a n/a 0 601
2004 242 260 42 27 5 n/a n/a 0 576
2005 232 276 43 26 5 n/a n/a 0 582
2006 229 279 49 32 3 n/a n/a 7 599
2007 223 201 30 42 2 n/a n/a 9 507
2008 206 239 33 57 2 n/a n/a 17 554
2009 213 239 30 58 2 1 16 0 559
2010 224 239 38 61 2 2 25 0 591
2011 203 279 37 65 1 1 22 0 608
2012 209 264 41 64 0 0 22 0 600
2013 215 278 44 57 1 0 30 0 625
2014 217 282 46 54 1 0 32 0 632
2015 209 292 34 66 0 0 29 0 630
2016 201 287 40 66 1 1 46 0 642
2017 190 270 31 67 0 0 47 0 605
2018 170 286 23 62 0 0 46 0 587
2019 138 337 20 61 1 0 38 0 595
2020 126 360 18 52 0 2 35 0 593
2021 111 321 17 62 1 1 29 0 542
2022 97 342 10 85 1 1 21 0 557
2023 88 300 7 101 2 0 15 0 513

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 574 n/a n/a n/a
1989 613 n/a n/a n/a
1990 565 n/a n/a n/a
1991 557 n/a n/a n/a
1992 541 n/a n/a n/a
1993 557 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 559 n/a n/a n/a
1995 520 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 520 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 551 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 594 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 611 n/a 0.0 30.9
2000 614 n/a 0.0 30.3
2001 641 n/a 0.0 32.4
2002 601 n/a n/a 55.7
2003 601 n/a n/a 55.7
2004 576 41.9 13.7 49
2005 582 38.5 15.1 49.5
2006 599 41.2 14.5 58.3
2007 507 34.0 14.9 57
2008 554 39.1 14.2 64.6
2009 559 34.5 16.2 58.1
2010 591 35.5 16.6 60.6
2011 608 36.3 16.7 61
2012 600 36.1 16.6 56.7
2013 625 32.2 19.3 66.7
2014 632 35.3 17.8 67.1
2015 630 36.0 17.5 72.1
2016 642 37.0 17.3 n/a
2017 605 35.2 17.1 n/a
2018 587 31.5 18.6 n/a
2019 595 30.1 19.7 n/a
2020 593 31.6 18.7 n/a
2021 542 31.4 17.2 n/a
2022 557 33.7 16.5 n/a
2023 513 36.7 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 574 n/a n/a n/a
1989 613 n/a n/a n/a
1990 565 n/a n/a n/a
1991 557 n/a n/a n/a
1992 541 n/a n/a n/a
1993 557 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 559 n/a n/a n/a
1995 520 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 520 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 551 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 594 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 611 n/a 0.0 30.9
2000 614 n/a 0.0 30.3
2001 641 n/a 0.0 32.4
2002 601 n/a n/a 55.7
2003 601 n/a n/a 55.7
2004 576 41.9 13.7 49
2005 582 38.5 15.1 49.5
2006 599 41.2 14.5 58.3
2007 507 34.0 14.9 57
2008 554 39.1 14.2 64.6
2009 559 34.5 16.2 58.1
2010 591 35.5 16.6 60.6
2011 608 36.3 16.7 61
2012 600 36.1 16.6 56.7
2013 625 32.2 19.3 66.7
2014 632 35.3 17.8 67.1
2015 630 36.0 17.5 72.1
2016 642 37.0 17.3 n/a
2017 605 35.2 17.1 n/a
2018 587 31.5 18.6 n/a
2019 595 30.1 19.7 n/a
2020 593 31.6 18.7 n/a
2021 542 31.4 17.2 n/a
2022 557 33.7 16.5 n/a
2023 513 36.7 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 $782 (5.6%) $13,173 (94.4%) $13,955
2020 $765 (5.4%) $13,328 (94.6%) $14,093
2021 $1,351 (8.0%) $15,443 (92.0%) $16,794

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 822nd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 664th of 928 Elementary schools
 15.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)2740
 13%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brockton)2421.1
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5643.9
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy)2738.3
 11.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brockton)2321.3
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941
 8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)2124.6
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Brockton)2416.2
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5239.7
 12.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy)1627.7
 11.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brockton)2121.4
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4945
 4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)3434.1
 0.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brockton)2824.2
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy)5022.4
 27.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brockton)2916.6
 12.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (John F Kennedy)3528.2
 6.8%
   5th Grade Science (Brockton)2615.9
 10.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (John F Kennedy)2732.9
 5.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Brockton)2722.5
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (John F Kennedy)3128.6
 2.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Brockton)2319
 4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (John F Kennedy)3528.2
 6.8%
   All Grades Science (Brockton)2317.3
 5.7%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students595513
 13.8%
African American337300
 11%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian207
 65%
Hispanic61101
 65.6%
Pacific Islander00
White13888
 36.2%
Two or More Races3815
 60.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 513 students attended John F Kennedy.

John F Kennedy ranks 664th of 928 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at John F Kennedy are 58% African American, 20% Hispanic, 17% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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