John F Kennedy Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 2900 Norwood Avenue
       South Plainfield, NJ  07080


(908) 754-4620

District: South Plainfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
674th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,833 Help


Students who attend John F Kennedy Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Grant Elementary School
    South Plainfield Middle School
High:    South Plainfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  287

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.3%
Hispanic:
29.3%
Asian:
15.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.4% Help


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Compare Details John F Kennedy Elementary School ranks worse than 50.2% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.56. (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 Student population at John F Kennedy Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.3%), Hispanic (29.3%), Asian (15.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F Kennedy Elementary School is 11.4, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John F Kennedy Elementary School is $5,833. 2 elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John F Kennedy Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John F Kennedy Elementary School 674th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See John F Kennedy Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


South Plainfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks South Plainfield School District 329th 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 students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 74.87 359th 1204 70.2%
2004 75.42 316th 1298 75.7%
2005 70.44 450th 1303 65.5%
2006 77.19 269th 1314 79.5%
2007 73.94 337th 1329 74.6%
2008 57.75 716th 1338 46.5%
2009 60.66 638th 1346 52.6%
2010 55.40 752nd 1354 44.5%
2011 78.18 274th 1360 79.9%
2012 76.35 327th 1363 76.0%
2013 77.54 305th 1367 77.7%
2014 73.49 399th 1363 70.7%
2015 68.30 451st 1357 66.8%
2016 82.17 228th 1346 83.1%
2017 71.89 435th 1352 67.8%
2018 80.72 253rd 1353 81.3%
2019 82.88 212th 1360 84.4%
2021 58.16 482nd 1317 63.4%
2022 72.66 396th 1345 70.6%
2023 49.56 674th 1342 49.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.34 198th 1001 80.2%
2019 82.84 123rd 1007 87.8%
2021 94.94 14th 868 98.4%
2022 98.92 9th 949 99.1%
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Rank History for 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
2019 89.84 51st 948 94.6%
2023 30.54 637th 910 30.0%
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Rank History for Female students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.47 165th 1333 87.6%
2019 86.48 134th 1331 89.9%
2021 46.60 635th 1290 50.8%
2022 67.31 449th 1326 66.1%
2023 56.49 559th 1318 57.6%
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Rank History for Male students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.78 361st 1334 72.9%
2019 74.61 334th 1335 75.0%
2021 68.25 364th 1297 71.9%
2022 76.46 304th 1324 77.0%
2023 43.06 742nd 1315 43.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.05 140th 870 83.9%
2019 85.38 90th 899 90.0%
2021 63.00 228th 896 74.6%
2022 68.20 239th 953 74.9%
2023 41.67 541st 982 44.9%
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Rank History for White students at John F Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.63 159th 1022 84.4%
2019 87.19 67th 1023 93.5%
2021 47.34 477th 964 50.5%
2022 66.02 315th 976 67.7%
2023 39.03 617th 975 36.7%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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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 276 8 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 296
1989 287 15 7 20 0 n/a n/a 0 329
1990 270 18 18 19 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1991 257 12 12 22 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1992 262 12 10 16 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1993 256 18 16 20 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1994 271 16 18 26 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1995 283 24 27 11 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1996 283 24 27 11 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1998 293 29 33 12 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1999 307 28 36 21 0 n/a n/a 0 392
2000 321 29 32 22 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2001 302 26 33 23 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2002 304 36 49 23 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2003 304 36 49 23 1 n/a n/a 0 413
2004 234 20 29 20 1 n/a n/a 0 304
2005 239 20 29 20 1 n/a n/a 0 309
2006 233 21 22 18 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2007 233 21 22 18 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2008 194 19 26 31 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2009 193 17 25 37 0 0 0 0 272
2010 182 25 22 40 0 1 0 0 270
2011 171 24 27 47 0 3 4 0 276
2012 171 30 26 46 0 3 5 0 281
2013 160 21 29 42 0 2 6 0 260
2014 166 19 26 54 0 1 4 0 270
2015 151 20 26 54 0 2 2 0 255
2016 142 17 28 50 0 1 4 0 242
2017 139 15 28 55 0 1 8 0 246
2018 153 11 32 63 0 1 13 0 273
2019 166 10 41 68 0 2 11 0 298
2020 162 9 31 65 0 2 9 0 278
2021 152 8 31 63 0 2 12 0 268
2022 144 11 44 78 2 4 10 0 293
2023 127 17 44 84 2 4 9 0 287

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 296 19.0 15.5 n/a
1989 329 22.0 14.9 n/a
1990 325 23.0 14.1 0.9
1991 303 18.0 16.8 1.3
1992 300 18.0 16.6 2
1993 310 18.3 16.9 3.5
1994 331 21.8 15.2 7.6
1995 345 23.8 14.5 3.8
1996 345 23.8 14.5 3.8
1998 367 23.0 16.0 1.6
1999 392 24.0 16.3 3.3
2000 404 26.0 15.5 7.4
2001 384 26.3 14.6 8.1
2002 413 26.0 15.9 7.3
2003 413 26.0 15.9 7.3
2004 304 23.0 13.2 8.6
2005 309 23.0 13.4 n/a
2006 295 22.0 13.4 8.8
2007 295 22.0 13.4 8.8
2008 270 17.0 15.9 13
2009 272 25.1 9.4 14
2010 270 21.0 12.8 16.7
2011 276 20.0 13.8 12.7
2012 281 21.7 12.9 15.3
2013 260 23.9 10.8 10.4
2014 270 24.5 11.0 14.4
2015 255 24.0 10.6 15.7
2016 242 24.0 10.0 17.4
2017 246 24.3 10.0 19.1
2018 273 24.5 11.1 19.4
2019 298 26.3 11.3 14.8
2020 278 23.0 12.0 10.4
2021 268 22.5 11.8 6.7
2022 293 25.2 11.6 9.9
2023 287 25.0 11.4 17.4

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 296 19.0 15.5 n/a
1989 329 22.0 14.9 n/a
1990 325 23.0 14.1 0.9
1991 303 18.0 16.8 1.3
1992 300 18.0 16.6 2
1993 310 18.3 16.9 3.5
1994 331 21.8 15.2 7.6
1995 345 23.8 14.5 3.8
1996 345 23.8 14.5 3.8
1998 367 23.0 16.0 1.6
1999 392 24.0 16.3 3.3
2000 404 26.0 15.5 7.4
2001 384 26.3 14.6 8.1
2002 413 26.0 15.9 7.3
2003 413 26.0 15.9 7.3
2004 304 23.0 13.2 8.6
2005 309 23.0 13.4 n/a
2006 295 22.0 13.4 8.8
2007 295 22.0 13.4 8.8
2008 270 17.0 15.9 13
2009 272 25.1 9.4 14
2010 270 21.0 12.8 16.7
2011 276 20.0 13.8 12.7
2012 281 21.7 12.9 15.3
2013 260 23.9 10.8 10.4
2014 270 24.5 11.0 14.4
2015 255 24.0 10.6 15.7
2016 242 24.0 10.0 17.4
2017 246 24.3 10.0 19.1
2018 273 24.5 11.1 19.4
2019 298 26.3 11.3 14.8
2020 278 23.0 12.0 10.4
2021 268 22.5 11.8 6.7
2022 293 25.2 11.6 9.9
2023 287 25.0 11.4 17.4

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 $5,833

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John F Kennedy Elementary School

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 212th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 674th of 1342 Elementary schools
 34.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)75.532
 43.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Plainfield School District)59.539.6
 19.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)75.546
 29.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Plainfield School District)7145.3
 25.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John F Kennedy Elementary School)76.454.5
 21.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Plainfield School District)7450.8
 23.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (John F Kennedy Elementary School)68.750
 18.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Plainfield School District)64.646.9
 17.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students298287
 3.7%
African American1017
 70%
American Indian02
Asian4144
 7.3%
Hispanic6884
 23.5%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White166127
 23.5%
Two or More Races119
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.8%17.4%
 2.7%


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

Middle : Grant Elementary School
Middle : South Plainfield Middle School
High : South Plainfield High School

Students at John F Kennedy Elementary School are 44% White, 29% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 6% African American, 3% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

John F Kennedy Elementary School ranks 674th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 287 students attended John F Kennedy Elementary School.


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