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About This School

John F. Kennedy Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School is Mrs. Karen L Robinson, whose e-mail is 1,292 students attend John F. Kennedy Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 13% of the John F. Kennedy Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 1,292 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John F. Kennedy Middle School is 21:1. Toras Emes Academy Of Miami is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 8%
Hispanic 22% 67%
Asian 2% 1%
Multiracial 1% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 73%
Limited English proficiency 13% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Soooo I'm a 7th grader currently and let me just tell you this school is better than your typical down the street home school with ghetto kids. It's a better school than Andover Highland Oaks etc. I think the BEAT (I'm in the BEAT) is pretty cool I guess like it's not just a random title; they actually have a Technology class Agriscience Sports Med and Anatomy and Physiology that take the place of electives in the BEAT. On the "regular" side(aka general population but at school its called regular) you can choose your electives but in the BEAT it's laid out for you as soon as you walk in so you don't get to choose but it's not entirely bad. The BEAT is about 300-400 kids so everyone kinda knows each other and nobody bullies or is mean. I don't know how it's like on the other side for sure but I know that our new principal is improving things and instead of wasting time and money punishing bad kids she rewards good kids. (She is so sweet omg) The clubs are great too. I'm in Robotics and I recommend everyone join bc it's really fun!! We compete in competitions and all that other stuff. All in all it's a good school and if you're at a dead end but want to be safe go there.

  • (11 months ago)

    All my kids went to this middle school. The school offers lots of services and helpful programs. The college prep program is great and I have met bad good great teachers. It's a A school and has shown improvement every year. Like any school a students and parent participation in their education and success will determine how well they do. I think it's a great school.

  • (11 months ago)

    this school is no good lot of bullying teachers do not care that much i hope the principal that thought that he was still in the army is gone that was another bully and teachers behavior has improved my grand daughter is coming to this school and is going to be me grading them now. and is just because i have no money for private schools

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from this school last year as a BEAT student. In my opinion during my sixth grade year I flourished but as a seventh grader my teachers gave up and didn't care about our education. During my seventh grade year they had the nerve to judge who was smarter and not as smart and put half of the classes in Algebra 1 for two years and Geometry in eighth grade. I unfortunately was put Algebra 1 for two years. This was unfair considering others who made it into Geometry didn't even pay attention. The teacher was simply picking favorites. There was no diversity between lower achieving students and higher achieving students at all. The choice made in this school are biased and unfair. I do no recommend anyone to consider going to the BEAT program when looking for a magnet program.

  • (2 years ago)

    Im not sure if i would recommend anyone to go to this school. Im an 8th grader in the BEAT and thank god its my last year here. The school is full of children that are overly to grown for their age students have even gotten pregnant at this school they also do drugs here. But opps they foget to mention this to students and parents for the obvious reasoons they hide this from people going to the schools parent. The BEAT is an good program but trust me your child can and will find better then this magnet school. You have to be at least making all A's to get honor roll here and other awards. Oh and the so call tutors here dont even know how to do Algebra probably dont know how to do geometry either. They are also quit unfair in this program giving others chances after they keep making probation more 2 times every year but yet they still keep them here for what i dont not know. We the students have to money for ffa dues even if were not in it if you dont pay you have to leave. Truly all the money we put out in this school they should have the most advanced equipment not old things from 2003. Dont send your child here they deserve better and trust me you will find better.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is wonderful I was in the BEAT Program. Its alot of work but it is worth it. They care for your education.

  • (4 years ago)

    well this i my second year in jfk middle and i think that this is a good school but the problem is that theres alot of bullyn which i think it should stop imediately because i been in these problems before and i think that the principal should do somethn about it.the teachers are wondeful except some can be a pain in the butt but its worth it i have signed up for the application of the B.E.A.T magnet and im lookfn forward to get accpeted for next year. im determined that my teachers will give me the knowledge and skills to go to hih school well prepared.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that this school is very good this is my child second year here and shes very excited about it so if your looking for a school try to get your child there i mean they meet new friends my neighbor is the assistant principal

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that the Magnet Program is the best not only are you in some really interesting advanced classes but they have like a ton of cool field trips especially the end of the year field trips. You feel really priveleged in the magnet program it can be tough but it's worth it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student in JFK middle in the 8th grade and honestly this is probably one of the best middle schools in the state you could possibly go to. The teachers are very friendly and are available to help you if you have any trouble and the school makes it easy to transition from elementary school into middle school and eventually to high school. The BEAT program is tough but it's taught me a lot- giving me skills i need to stay organized in high school not to mention the courses beyond the grade level that will be interesting for those advanced students. There are some drawbacks- not being able to have PE or choose your own electives. But you get so much more back academically. Also i've met some amazing friends and i believe it's made me into a better person.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a former student in the JFK magnet program and currently a freshman in high school. The 3 years I spent in the B.E.A.T program were the best and I am positive if I had not attended that school I would not be in anyway prepared for high school. The teachers in the B.E.A.T program are the most amazing teachers ever. They take it upon them selves to make sure that every student comprehends the material and they don't give up until the students do. The school it self is wonderful the staff and administration try to maintain a clean and healthy environment for the students. If you are looking for a great magnet school in the North Miami Beach area i really recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best ever! the Beat Magnet Program is outstanding and recieved 5 stars from me!

  • (6 years ago)

    i am currently a 6th grader @ JFK BEAT.idk about you guys but i think this skool is the bomb! the field trips rock. the teachers are amazing and i met alot of new friends here.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is an extremely good school. I am currenlty an eighth grader in the BEAT Program who is still attending the school getting kicked out is if the the student is constanlty fighting and is not keeping up the grade point average which is a 3.0 (which is a 'B'). In the first marking period if you have lower that a 3.0 grade point average you are put on probation. You have 3 probations for the whole year. If you get 3 the student is required to fill out a paper where either all or any recognizing that the student should stay. But if the student keeps their grades up they'll be fine. In 8th is pretty hard beacuase thats when the teachers prepare the student for highschool but it's fun. You also get to do dissections in 7th & 8th grade. And so are the field trips.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child started at the school and I think it is great. Just I don't think it is fair that BEAT students can get kicked out if they have a C in any of their electives. There is lots of pressure on the kids. But my child is making lots of progress and is keeping up his grades and has gained interest in reading.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an 8th grade student at John F. Kennedy's Magnet program and i have to say that this progrom is one of the best! the teachers make sure you will understand something the new BEAT building is amazing and the staff try to keep it clean 24/7... i highly recomend this school

  • (6 years ago)

    To me the school is okay. THe only thinbg wrong about it is that the BEAT students have no interesting Electives. Well the 8th graders don't. They should be able to choose what they want. The gifted kids have way better electives than BEAT. To me it seem that BEAT is carrying most of the weight and they get no reward. And also the Field trips are not to good also the only good things about the fieldtrips are tat you get to wander around. We should go on better feild trips.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in her last year in the Beat Magnet Program at JFK. I have found that she has learned so much over the last 2 1/2 years. I am very glad that I made the choice to send her here. I believe that she will be well prepared for the high school curriculm since she is already taken advanced courses at JFL.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a student at J.F.K middle and i am attending the BEAT magnet program. I must say that during my 3rd year here I have seen improvement however overall this school was always the best. The security is the best and the teachers help out the students when in need. There is always a solution to any probelm here at J.F.K. Being that I am taking higher advanced cources this year I am being prpaired for when I attend high school and that is exactly what you want when you send you child to a middle school. JFK has had some bad words spoken about it years ago but with new staff and the new BEAT magnet building we have it all.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is the best middle school I have been to. Especially the BEAT Magnet Program. I am defenitely telling the truth. I went to that school for 6th and 7th grade. Before 8th grade I moved to Polk county and went ot what was thought to be the 'best middle school' in that county. Well let's just say that all the stuff I learned during my eight grade year was the exact same stuff I learned in my 6th and 7th grade year at JFK Middle. So sending your child to JFK is defenitely a great choice!!!

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