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About This School

John F. Kennedy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Daly City. The principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School is Carolyn Casey, whose e-mail is ccasey@jsd.k12.ca.us. 481 children attend John F. Kennedy Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian, Filipino, and Hispanic. 48% of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 481 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is 19:1. Hilldale School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 50% 12%
Filipino 44% 36%
Hispanic 41% 30%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 10%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Unspecified 1% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 7432%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 50%
Limited English proficiency 48% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I appreciate the fact that they dont let anyone on campus before and during school. I also love that when the kids are let out of school they walk them out to a designated area where all the parents are waiting and they make the kids raise their hands if they see a parent. Very clean school and lots of room for them to run at recess.

  • (11 months ago)

    My grandson attends This school for the first time this year and has made many new friends and comes home happy. He loves his teacher Mrs. Draper and she is very nice! Love the structure and I loved parent night the first time they had it very educational and great food!! Thanks to all the staff!

  • (11 months ago)

    My grandson is in K. I was so excited to hear him read. He is learning so much and loving it. Thanks to the teachers

  • (3 years ago)

    Yes I totally agree they do have really bizzare disciplinary actions. I do not agree with the fact that the children get benched during recess for being tardy. This school is not what it use to be. I am having to re-teach my daughter EVERYTHING. I don't feel they have been doing a good job. I will definitely be changing her school to Susan B. Anthony. What I also don't understand is why they must eat outside for breakfast and not in the cafeteria what if it's freezing outside???? They even let you know that because academically the children's scores have been so low compared to other schools you are able to transfer to another school. I'm done with this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great public school! Beautiful murals organic gardens and a very loving staff. The principal is kind to the students and the teachers are fantastic!

  • (3 years ago)

    I think JFK is a great school however I don't agree with their uniform policy. Did parents vote on that because I don't recall voting? If I wanted my child to wear a uniform I would have sent her to a private school. I also resent the face that Mrs Casey insists on uniforms for school pictures. The parents pay for the pictures not Mrs Casey so we should decide on what our child will wear. I also don't like that only children dressed in uniform are allowed to get a ball at recess. That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

  • (4 years ago)

    JFK is a wonderful school full of teachers and staff that are dedicated to the students' personal and academic growth. Despite so many challenges the kids come to school with the teachers never give up and they keep fighting for their students. No school is perfect but JFK is as close to it as you can get. The only thing is that more parents need to be involved. Teachers are inviting parents in but parents seem to be afraid to help out. Don't be afraid! You can do a lot and the teachers want you to be there working with your children! We all have to be a community helping to raise our kids because teachers can't do it all and we can't do it all. We all have to work together. I've had 4 kids in JFK & the last one is in 3rd grade. They have all loved it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I totally love this school! All the staff is very nice and helpful; especially Mrs. Reilly. we moved to South San Francisco and my kids still kept going to school there. This is my daughter's last year there and she is already sad just thinking of leaving this school. Thanks Mrs. Padilla

  • (6 years ago)

    Our experience with JFK is a new since this is our first year . I really see the hardwork and care that is put into my childs early education. I truly appreciate all of the kindergarten's staff all their dedication.

  • (7 years ago)

    JFK has caring and dedicated teachers and three wonderful and dedicated secretaries. But the teachers can't do it all parents need to get involve with their children's education. Overall I think that JFK is a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    J.F.K. has excellent teachers who have for years worked under tight budgets and cut in programs throughout the district. However this has not stopped them from working even harder to overcome these obstacles and to create a 'rich' teaching environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the school lacks as far as education. My son has not had any homework for 4 weeks and he was tested at another school and i was told that this school is not up to speed. I am pulling my son out of this school. They only focus on money not the children. The parents are not involved and don't seem to care. They have all these announcements for parent involvment and PTA meetings yet I have not been to one yet where it really is a PTA Meeting! Oh and if your kid gets hurt don't expect the school to notify you.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two daughters going to JFK and I have to say I am very impressed with all the teachers there and also the principal. I have a third daughter ready to start kindergarten and she will also be going to jfk.

  • (8 years ago)

    If you want an elementary school with incredibly kind children and dedicated teachers then this is the place for you. It would be great if parents could help out more around school but they are too busy working. Still they are very supportive of the school in whatever ways they can. Check it out before you rule it out.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are excellent but they are lacking budget and parents support.

  • (10 years ago)

    Over crowded and now that they're adding 5th who knows how it will be. There are some very dedicated and excellent teachers but there are also many who are horrid. The administration and the parents are not supportive... The lack of funding and parental participation leads to the overall lackluster performance of this school. My kids attended JFK for 2 years and now we have moved to provide them with better educational opportunities. Perhaps the new principal and the fact that Daly City is downsizing the schools will help but I doubt it.

  • (10 years ago)

    The principal always seems to have a smile on her face and takes the time to be at functions and to talk with parents. My daughter's teachers have been very communicative and as a teacher myself come across as being the cream of the crop with their dedication and efforts. If there is one negative I wish that there would be more parent involvement as I believe their children would soar more. Too bad this school doesn't go all the way to 8th grade. In all this school does its best.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended this school from K-3rd grade until we moved. I was very happy with the school. I was disappointed with the parents involvement with school activities. I was most pleased about the experience we had with the teachers there. We always had great communication and they always made time for us. We surely miss the school for the teachers.

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