School Details

John F Kennedy Middle School

305 Cayuga Creek Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
(716) 897-7300
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 341 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

32%
30%
29%
13%
14%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
12%
29%
15%
15%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
35%
36%
1%
1%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John F Kennedy Middle School is a public middle school in Cheektowaga. The principal of John F Kennedy Middle School is MS. GRETCHEN E. CERCONE and can be contacted at gcerone@csufsd.org. 341 children attend John F Kennedy Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the John F Kennedy Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 54% of the 341 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John F Kennedy Middle School is 13:1. Fourteen Holy Helpers School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 1% 0.9%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 50%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is an ok school but it has a lot of bulling in it. Don't get me wrong the teachers try their hardest and they do take time out of their day to help the students but they do nothing about the bullying and there's a lot of fists fights in this school. I do like the sports and the clubs they have but I stopped going and doing afterschool activities because of all the bulling there is. But its a great school. And I made a lot of friends and I learned to stand up for what I believe in speak my mind don't let people get to me and the bullying slowly stopped for me. When I was a 7th grader mr. Lester was an awesome teacher along with mr.clark I give all my credit to them. They weren't only English teachers but they were your best friend and your counselor. I am Now a 10th grader and I love all my teachers! I give credit to Ms. J because she was an amazing teacher. She was for special education but she always went out of her way to help talk and even sit down and make someone happy! JFK is great and I would recommend this school to everyone!!

  • (2 years ago)

    A small school with dedicated teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty. The new principal is excellent as well. The lone drawback is the lack of community support which has definitely trickled down into the students. The students who work hard will succeed at JFK while the ones who are lazy or don't care will struggle immensely. If more parents and taxpayers backed the district and stressed to their children the importance of school JFK could be a wonderful environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't believe this school is as great as it seems. The teachers and principle are very rude and don't really care about the students. Unfair consequences and horrible environment. Too much bullying in this school and nothing is done about it. I would not reccommend this school to ANYBODY.

  • (6 years ago)

    JFK Middle is a wonderful school. All the teachers and staff care so much about our community and our children!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my school it has the best teachers ever! ) and its a great learning environment!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has many after school activities avaliable for all students. This school has a very prosocial enviorment and many learning possibilities.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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