John F. Kennedy Elementary School

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35430 Blackburn Dr

Newark, CA 94560

(510) 818-3400

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 375

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for John F. Kennedy Elementary School

My nephew's teacher was positive and encouraging and helped him to be excited about school.

Posted by a other on 06/04/13

The pricipal spends her time wandering around or watering plants instead of doing her job. She is incompetent and should be replaced.This used to be a good school, when my children went there, but not any more. They do not teach phonics in kindergarten, but expect a child to be able to read when they ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/26/12

My daughter is been going to this school since Kindergarten and we absolutely love it here! Our son will be starting this coming year and we're very excited about it!

Posted by a parent on 06/01/11

Kennedy is a wonderful school and we've been so happy there. There are always improvements that can be made and as others have said, stronger leadership from the principal is needed. That being said, considering the terrible state that our schools are in and the lack of funding that seems to get worse ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/10/10

strong agree, the main reason we movedout because the Principal's poor leadership and bulling. The principal no skills, no displine for these problems.

Posted by a parent on 03/06/10

Great parent involvement and good teachers. Lots of nice kids and families in this community. Very poor leadership by Principal. No discipline program in place. Test scores are dropping every year. Big problems with bullying on playground. High teacher turnover. District needs to replace the principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/10

I love this school!!Its SOOOO cool!!All the teachers are nice especially Mrs.Valerie Smith.She always pushes her studens to do their best and never give up!!I look up to her!She is my role model!

Posted by a parent on 06/04/09

My child has attended Kennedy since the third grade and I am extremely happy with each and every teacher she has had. Her 3rd grade teacher won honors as teacher of the year from the school district. All the teachers care about the students and make them feel proud of their accomplishments. The school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/08

Excellent programs, especially for young kindergarteners. I have had 2 of my children start kindergarten at this school and it really developed them quickly to adapt to school. Great music program and lots of fun extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is great. When attending field trips, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/12/07

What I like about KE is that is very diverse in population, it has very good and professional teachers who care. The school also has a very excellent PTA. They move heaven and earth if they have to, to make things happen for the school. The school is also very safe. Has recently been upgraded and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/14/06

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Test scores for John F. Kennedy Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Newark Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Newark schools — John F. Kennedy Elementary School is located at 35430 Blackburn Dr, Newark CA 94560. 35430 Blackburn Dr is in the 94560 ZIP code in Newark, CA The school district for John F. Kennedy Elementary School is the Newark Unified School District. John F. Kennedy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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