John F Kennedy Elementary School

Summary:

John F Kennedy Elementary School is a public school serving grades 1-8 in North Bergen, New Jersey, with a total enrollment of 601 students. The school is part of the North Bergen School District, which is ranked 512 out of 615 districts in the state and has a rating of 1 out of 5 stars.

John F Kennedy Elementary School has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of New Jersey elementary schools, with a 1 or 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's performance on standardized tests is generally below state and district averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 27.1% to 55.2% in English Language Arts and 2% to 44% in Mathematics. The school also has a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 66.06% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Interestingly, the school's Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) student subgroups perform relatively better compared to the school's overall ranking, and the low-socioeconomic status (SES) student subgroup performed exceptionally well, ranking 68 out of 910 New Jersey elementary schools.

When comparing John F Kennedy Elementary School to nearby schools, it becomes evident that the school is underperforming compared to its peers. For example, Colin Powell Elementary School, located just 0.51 miles away, has significantly higher test scores in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as a higher school ranking and lower chronic absenteeism rate. This highlights the need for John F Kennedy Elementary to implement more effective instructional strategies and interventions to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 1-8

 1210 Eleventh St
       North Bergen, NJ  07047-1810


(201) 974-7000

District: North Bergen School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
900th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,067 Help


Students who attend John F Kennedy Elementary School usually attend:

High:    North Bergen High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  601

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
88.5%
White:
6.0%
Asian:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.1% Help


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Compare Details John F Kennedy Elementary School ranks worse than 67.1% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the North Bergen School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.35. (See more...)
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Compare Details John F Kennedy Elementary School ranks worse than 79% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.46. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (88.5%), White (6%), Asian (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F Kennedy Elementary School is 11.9. 3 elementary schools in the North Bergen School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John F Kennedy Elementary School is $6,067, which is the 3rd highest among 6 elementary schools in the North Bergen School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John F Kennedy Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John F Kennedy Elementary School 900th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See John F Kennedy Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:

SchoolDigger ranks John F Kennedy Elementary School 591st of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See John F Kennedy Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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North Bergen School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Bergen School District 512th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John F Kennedy Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 27.38 932nd 1204 22.6%
2004 60.40 653rd 1298 49.7%
2005 32.29 1016th 1303 22.0%
2006 45.28 898th 1314 31.7%
2007 46.46 913th 1329 31.3%
2008 33.13 1038th 1338 22.4%
2009 42.65 916th 1346 31.9%
2010 43.45 922nd 1354 31.9%
2011 37.15 993rd 1360 27.0%
2012 27.47 1079th 1363 20.8%
2013 24.54 1102nd 1367 19.4%
2014 24.97 1102nd 1363 19.1%
2015 19.75 1118th 1357 17.6%
2016 14.66 1173rd 1346 12.9%
2017 15.35 1151st 1352 14.9%
2018 18.72 1133rd 1353 16.3%
2019 27.86 1014th 1360 25.4%
2021 21.54 996th 1317 24.4%
2022 22.78 1037th 1345 22.9%
2023 33.35 900th 1342 32.9%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.21 286th 434 34.1%
2019 42.74 237th 463 48.8%
2022 21.18 428th 489 12.5%
2023 47.58 203rd 499 59.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.67 576th 1007 42.8%
2021 37.89 494th 868 43.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.60 715th 942 24.1%
2019 23.84 724th 948 23.6%
2021 45.26 422nd 839 49.7%
2022 46.41 418th 863 51.6%
2023 87.12 68th 910 92.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.44 1214th 1333 8.9%
2019 24.78 1041st 1331 21.8%
2021 24.41 955th 1290 26.0%
2022 28.27 935th 1326 29.5%
2023 31.36 900th 1318 31.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.80 921st 1334 31.0%
2019 28.52 980th 1335 26.6%
2021 22.47 947th 1297 27.0%
2022 25.25 974th 1324 26.4%
2023 39.48 784th 1315 40.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.11 615th 870 29.3%
2019 25.93 673rd 899 25.1%
2021 38.44 537th 896 40.1%
2022 45.05 469th 953 50.8%
2023 53.32 399th 982 59.4%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for John F Kennedy Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 47.73 382nd 574 33.4%
2004 36.94 424th 588 27.9%
2005 36.19 437th 599 27.0%
2006 66.17 285th 615 53.7%
2007 52.79 396th 631 37.2%
2008 50.29 400th 640 37.5%
2009 54.42 391st 664 41.1%
2010 55.64 387th 677 42.8%
2011 55.32 380th 684 44.4%
2012 42.69 462nd 677 31.8%
2013 49.98 420th 704 40.3%
2014 27.41 540th 717 24.7%
2015 22.65 557th 713 21.9%
2016 23.94 556th 713 22.0%
2017 15.20 604th 712 15.2%
2018 30.82 519th 716 27.5%
2019 23.15 575th 745 22.8%
2021 29.26 430th 652 34.0%
2022 30.01 509th 745 31.7%
2023 20.46 591st 748 21.0%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.00 152nd 227 33.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.20 230th 522 55.9%
2019 48.91 255th 541 52.9%
2021 59.27 113th 467 75.8%
2022 59.05 136th 549 75.2%
2023 21.76 458th 568 19.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.80 564th 680 17.1%
2019 8.73 647th 703 8.0%
2021 24.42 459th 625 26.6%
2022 38.88 429th 726 40.9%
2023 21.94 561st 720 22.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.70 375th 675 44.4%
2019 42.83 399th 697 42.8%
2021 35.55 366th 635 42.4%
2022 33.64 459th 730 37.1%
2023 16.04 623rd 718 13.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.19 298th 504 40.9%
2019 26.92 395th 524 24.6%
2021 46.97 215th 480 55.2%
2022 41.97 323rd 591 45.3%
2023 22.78 486th 587 17.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey 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.

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Enrollment information for John F Kennedy Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 137 0 28 196 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1989 136 1 29 215 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1990 117 4 36 245 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1991 120 9 36 265 1 n/a n/a 0 431
1992 132 10 50 340 5 n/a n/a 0 537
1993 112 12 55 390 4 n/a n/a 0 573
1994 101 10 53 422 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1995 90 8 75 453 1 n/a n/a 0 627
1996 90 8 75 453 1 n/a n/a 0 627
1998 82 11 60 429 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1999 98 16 67 425 0 n/a n/a 0 606
2000 96 22 73 419 0 n/a n/a 0 610
2001 85 19 70 433 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2002 108 14 71 447 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2003 108 14 71 447 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2004 110 17 75 486 0 n/a n/a 0 688
2005 68 18 68 466 0 n/a n/a 0 620
2006 43 16 62 426 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2007 29 11 59 440 1 n/a n/a 0 540
2008 39 9 53 465 0 n/a n/a 0 566
2009 32 8 43 428 0 0 0 0 511
2010 34 8 42 438 0 0 0 0 522
2011 36 7 46 439 1 1 0 0 530
2012 40 8 42 437 0 1 0 0 528
2013 38 5 47 436 0 1 0 0 527
2014 42 8 48 468 0 2 1 0 569
2015 46 11 40 448 0 4 1 0 550
2016 50 11 46 441 0 3 1 0 552
2017 46 7 40 417 0 3 1 0 514
2018 39 9 39 448 0 2 2 0 539
2019 39 10 34 443 0 1 2 0 529
2020 31 9 33 397 0 1 1 0 472
2021 29 7 29 388 0 0 1 0 454
2022 34 8 28 448 0 0 1 0 519
2023 36 7 23 532 0 1 2 0 601

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 25.0 14.4 n/a
1989 381 26.0 14.6 n/a
1990 402 26.0 15.4 25.6
1991 431 31.0 13.9 31.1
1992 537 34.0 15.7 46.7
1993 573 36.6 15.7 49.4
1994 586 38.0 15.4 52.4
1995 627 35.0 17.9 50.1
1996 627 35.0 17.9 50.1
1998 582 36.0 16.2 49
1999 606 35.5 17.1 49.5
2000 610 37.5 16.3 59
2001 607 38.3 15.8 62.9
2002 640 46.5 13.8 60.2
2003 640 46.5 13.8 60.2
2004 688 45.5 15.1 59.2
2005 620 46.0 13.5 n/a
2006 547 46.0 11.9 76.1
2007 540 45.0 12.0 66.9
2008 566 37.0 15.3 66.4
2009 511 44.1 9.2 69.9
2010 522 45.0 11.6 71.6
2011 530 42.0 12.6 73
2012 528 50.0 10.5 73.3
2013 527 53.6 9.8 74.4
2014 569 49.9 11.3 78.9
2015 550 53.0 10.3 83.1
2016 552 52.0 10.6 72.5
2017 514 50.3 10.2 76.8
2018 539 53.5 10.0 64.6
2019 529 48.4 10.9 72
2020 472 48.0 9.8 77.1
2021 454 46.1 9.8 56.8
2022 519 51.2 10.1 60.1
2023 601 50.2 11.9 66.1

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 25.0 14.4 n/a
1989 381 26.0 14.6 n/a
1990 402 26.0 15.4 25.6
1991 431 31.0 13.9 31.1
1992 537 34.0 15.7 46.7
1993 573 36.6 15.7 49.4
1994 586 38.0 15.4 52.4
1995 627 35.0 17.9 50.1
1996 627 35.0 17.9 50.1
1998 582 36.0 16.2 49
1999 606 35.5 17.1 49.5
2000 610 37.5 16.3 59
2001 607 38.3 15.8 62.9
2002 640 46.5 13.8 60.2
2003 640 46.5 13.8 60.2
2004 688 45.5 15.1 59.2
2005 620 46.0 13.5 n/a
2006 547 46.0 11.9 76.1
2007 540 45.0 12.0 66.9
2008 566 37.0 15.3 66.4
2009 511 44.1 9.2 69.9
2010 522 45.0 11.6 71.6
2011 530 42.0 12.6 73
2012 528 50.0 10.5 73.3
2013 527 53.6 9.8 74.4
2014 569 49.9 11.3 78.9
2015 550 53.0 10.3 83.1
2016 552 52.0 10.6 72.5
2017 514 50.3 10.2 76.8
2018 539 53.5 10.0 64.6
2019 529 48.4 10.9 72
2020 472 48.0 9.8 77.1
2021 454 46.1 9.8 56.8
2022 519 51.2 10.1 60.1
2023 601 50.2 11.9 66.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for John F Kennedy Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $6,067

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on John F Kennedy Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1014th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 900th of 1342 Elementary schools
 7.5%
Ranks 575th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 591st of 748 Middle schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)57.134
 23.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)38.327.1
 11.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)48.444
 4.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)3929.6
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)59.647.6
 12%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)50.641.6
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)53.617.4
 36.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)38.731.5
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)37.932.3
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)53.644.3
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)17.25.8
 11.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)26.922.9
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)2827.1
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)48.730
 18.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)11.818.3
 6.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)27.914.1
 13.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)47.355.2
 7.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)6048.3
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)41.512.9
 28.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)31.920.2
 11.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)43.634.6
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)6056.7
 3.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)15.72
 13.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)29.216.5
 12.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students529601
 13.6%
African American107
 30%
American Indian00
Asian3423
 32.4%
Hispanic443532
 20.1%
Pacific Islander11
White3936
 7.7%
Two or More Races22
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72%66.1%
 6%


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John F Kennedy Elementary School ranks 900th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at John F Kennedy Elementary School are 89% Hispanic, 6% White, 4% Asian, 1% African American.

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

High : North Bergen High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 601 students attended John F Kennedy Elementary School.


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