School Details

Kennedy Elementary School

1500 Woodland Av, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-2700
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 340 students 12 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
71%
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59%
49%
77%
80%
67%
82%
91%
84%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kingsport School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
60%
49%
41%
56%
48%
59%
67%
56%
82%
93%
88%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kingsport School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
73%
57%
65%
69%
55%
62%
72%
63%
94%
95%
87%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Kingsport School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kennedy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Kingsport. The principal of Kennedy Elementary School is Janet Faulk and can be contacted at JFAULK@K12K.COM. 340 children attend Kennedy Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 76% of the 340 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kennedy Elementary School is 12:1. Cedar View Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 8%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Worst kindergarten program ever. They shun parent involvement and haven't a clue about pick-up and drop off procedures.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had 3 children go to Kennedy elementary school over the last 20 years. I have had the opportunity to have had my children taught under the following principals Mr. Dixon Ms. Faulk and now Mr. Edwards. Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet both good and in my opinion not so good teachers. Overall this is one of the best schools here in Kingsport because we are a small community based parent involved school with dedicated teachers parents and of course a dedicated principal.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 3 kids at this school. In recent years I have had my kids enrolled in 3 other school systems. I can say without a doubt that Kennedy has the best teachers the best leadership and the best overall educational experience my kids could get out of a public school. I am very excited about the new year beginning. My kids walk out of the school with a smile on their faces and they enjoy sharing the details of their school day. When you are visiting the school teachers principal and staff welcome you and encourage parent/teacher cooperation. One review does not a school make so I encourage parents to visit the school and see for themselves all that Kennedy Elementary has to offer. I am certainly glad I did.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 kids at this school. I am amazed at the things they are learning. My youngest is in 2nd grade and learning to count in Spanish. i think it is a great School. Mrs Faulk seems to be very understanding in every situation. I also think the guidence part is a great way for the kids to tell a undrstanding Adult things it may not talk about with parents. My oldest is in 4th grade and can now count to 100 or higher in Spanish. Way to go teachers!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the worst run school I have ever seen in my life. My child is finishing up 5th grade at Kennedy and has had the worst fifth grade teachers. It is an all male 5th grade. They watch March madness basketball tournament in class when they should be teaching. They stand around in the hall and talk all the time instead of teaching. The principal is fairly supportive and often sides with parents.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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