John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Public K-5

 1310 Ratzer Road
       Wayne, NJ  07470-5652


(973) 633-3160

District: Wayne Township Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
299th of 1,345 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,918 Help

Students who attend John F. Kennedy Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Anthony Wayne Middle School
High:    Wayne Hills High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  366

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.5%
Asian:
22.1%
Hispanic:
19.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.3%

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Compare Details John F. Kennedy Elementary School ranks better than 77.8% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 3rd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Wayne Township Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.5%), Asian (22.1%), Hispanic (19.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is 13.5. 4 elementary schools in the Wayne Township Public 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 $14,918. 7 elementary schools in the Wayne Township Public School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

John F. Kennedy Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John F. Kennedy Elementary School 299th of 1345 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Wayne Township Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wayne Township Public School District 168th 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 82.11 177th 1204 85.3%
2004 80.33 178th 1298 86.3%
2005 82.38 102nd 1303 92.2%
2006 80.52 151st 1314 88.5%
2007 73.86 339th 1329 74.5%
2008 72.08 422nd 1338 68.5%
2009 70.58 455th 1346 66.2%
2010 61.34 636th 1354 53.0%
2011 75.69 340th 1360 75.0%
2012 79.53 234th 1363 82.8%
2013 73.15 418th 1367 69.4%
2014 72.42 426th 1363 68.7%
2015 81.19 255th 1357 81.2%
2016 81.08 246th 1346 81.7%
2017 64.50 538th 1352 60.2%
2018 61.57 561st 1353 58.5%
2019 54.28 668th 1360 50.9%
2021 67.07 390th 1317 70.4%
2022 79.27 299th 1345 77.8%

Rank History for 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 91.78 33rd 434 92.4%

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 38.73 551st 1001 45.0%
2019 40.14 532nd 1007 47.2%
2021 23.41 668th 868 23.0%
2022 70.49 208th 949 78.1%

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
2018 51.14 446th 942 52.7%
2019 41.71 533rd 948 43.8%

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 66.18 484th 1333 63.7%
2019 54.27 641st 1331 51.8%
2021 66.07 384th 1290 70.2%
2022 72.67 377th 1326 71.6%

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 58.83 566th 1334 57.6%
2019 55.23 619th 1335 53.6%
2021 65.50 395th 1297 69.5%
2022 82.51 228th 1324 82.8%

Rank History for Asian students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.89 227th 370 38.6%
2019 40.42 230th 370 37.8%
2021 59.94 147th 339 56.6%
2022 65.14 117th 348 66.4%

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 70.64 196th 870 77.5%
2019 67.69 235th 899 73.9%
2021 45.61 430th 896 52.0%
2022 74.87 181st 953 81.0%

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 32.03 735th 1022 28.1%
2019 23.30 828th 1023 19.1%
2021 33.32 684th 964 29.0%
2022 60.55 367th 976 62.4%

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

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by a parent
Monday, April 24, 2017

Open Quote they have to build a road around their school for parking Otherwise they can provide paid bus programming Close Quote



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 244 5 19 6 0 n/a n/a 0 274
1989 276 5 18 13 0 n/a n/a 0 312
1990 244 5 20 20 0 n/a n/a 0 289
1991 250 11 23 18 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1992 266 15 27 27 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1993 283 12 27 18 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1994 289 16 41 17 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1995 309 10 52 30 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1996 309 10 52 30 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1998 352 5 59 21 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1999 353 7 62 26 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2000 370 4 71 27 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 348 1 79 28 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2002 331 4 80 39 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2003 331 4 80 39 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2004 355 5 75 41 0 n/a n/a 0 476
2005 344 5 72 43 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2006 348 7 69 32 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2007 347 7 71 36 0 n/a n/a 0 461
2008 334 10 61 43 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2009 329 11 61 47 0 2 0 0 450
2010 315 11 73 49 0 0 0 0 448
2011 305 12 81 58 1 1 1 0 459
2012 287 10 91 56 1 1 3 0 449
2013 276 9 88 50 1 1 7 0 432
2014 279 5 116 49 1 0 5 0 455
2015 277 7 101 45 2 0 3 0 435
2016 260 7 113 57 1 0 4 0 442
2017 227 8 109 57 0 0 6 0 407
2018 220 9 119 57 0 0 9 0 414
2019 213 10 115 66 1 0 11 0 416
2020 199 5 111 66 1 0 16 0 398
2021 161 8 97 65 3 0 14 0 348
2022 192 5 81 71 3 0 14 0 366

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 274 17.0 16.1 n/a
1989 312 17.0 18.3 n/a
1990 289 18.0 16.0 2.4
1991 302 20.0 15.1 3
1992 335 22.0 15.2 4.5
1993 340 24.0 14.2 3.2
1994 363 24.0 15.1 5
1995 401 24.0 16.7 8.5
1996 401 24.0 16.7 8.5
1998 437 25.0 17.5 6.9
1999 448 24.0 18.7 4
2000 472 28.0 16.9 8.3
2001 456 28.2 16.2 7.5
2002 454 27.8 16.3 5.9
2003 454 27.8 16.3 5.9
2004 476 28.0 17.0 8
2005 464 25.0 18.6 n/a
2006 456 28.5 16.0 5.3
2007 461 28.0 16.5 5.4
2008 448 23.0 19.5 9.2
2009 450 35.1 11.3 8.4
2010 448 27.0 16.5 9.6
2011 459 25.3 18.1 10.5
2012 449 29.6 15.1 13.8
2013 432 33.0 13.0 11.6
2014 455 30.0 15.1 14.3
2015 435 29.0 15.0 18.9
2016 442 31.0 14.2 17.2
2017 407 30.4 13.3 14.5
2018 414 30.1 13.7 14.3
2019 416 29.9 13.8 12.5
2020 398 30.5 13.0 9.5
2021 348 27.4 12.6 6
2022 366 27.1 13.5 9.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 274 17.0 16.1 n/a
1989 312 17.0 18.3 n/a
1990 289 18.0 16.0 2.4
1991 302 20.0 15.1 3
1992 335 22.0 15.2 4.5
1993 340 24.0 14.2 3.2
1994 363 24.0 15.1 5
1995 401 24.0 16.7 8.5
1996 401 24.0 16.7 8.5
1998 437 25.0 17.5 6.9
1999 448 24.0 18.7 4
2000 472 28.0 16.9 8.3
2001 456 28.2 16.2 7.5
2002 454 27.8 16.3 5.9
2003 454 27.8 16.3 5.9
2004 476 28.0 17.0 8
2005 464 25.0 18.6 n/a
2006 456 28.5 16.0 5.3
2007 461 28.0 16.5 5.4
2008 448 23.0 19.5 9.2
2009 450 35.1 11.3 8.4
2010 448 27.0 16.5 9.6
2011 459 25.3 18.1 10.5
2012 449 29.6 15.1 13.8
2013 432 33.0 13.0 11.6
2014 455 30.0 15.1 14.3
2015 435 29.0 15.0 18.9
2016 442 31.0 14.2 17.2
2017 407 30.4 13.3 14.5
2018 414 30.1 13.7 14.3
2019 416 29.9 13.8 12.5
2020 398 30.5 13.0 9.5
2021 348 27.4 12.6 6
2022 366 27.1 13.5 9.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $353 (2.4%) $14,565 (97.6%) $14,918

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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 668th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 299th of 1345 Elementary schools
 26.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John F. Kennedy Elementary School)38.750
 11.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wayne Township Public School District)5651.9
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242.4
 7.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John F. Kennedy Elementary School)66.757.7
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wayne Township Public School District)69.261.8
 7.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.4
 9.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John F. Kennedy Elementary School)50.769.3
 18.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wayne Township Public School District)59.761.4
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.449.4
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (John F. Kennedy Elementary School)53.160
 6.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wayne Township Public School District)59.856.3
 3.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5139.4
 11.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (John F. Kennedy Elementary School)64.673.5
 8.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wayne Township Public School District)68.263.8
 4.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.949.6
 8.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (John F. Kennedy Elementary School)58.852.9
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wayne Township Public School District)63.752.8
 10.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.836
 10.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students416348
 16.3%
African American108
 20%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian11597
 15.7%
Hispanic6665
 1.5%
Pacific Islander00
White213161
 24.4%
Two or More Races1114
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.5%6%
 6.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about John F. Kennedy Elementary School

John F. Kennedy Elementary School ranks 299th of 1345 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 366 students attended John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

Students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School are 52% White, 22% Asian, 19% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.

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

Middle : Anthony Wayne Middle School
High : Wayne Hills High School


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