School Details

John F. Kennedy Middle School

2087 Hobson Pike, Nashville, TN 37013
(615) 501-7900
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 869 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. 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 2014
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
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50%
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46%
55%
26%
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87%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. 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 2014
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
42%
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33%
41%
50%
54%
51%
65%
71%
73%
84%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. 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 2014
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
28%
40%
31%
36%
47%
37%
48%
66%
72%
71%
83%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. 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 2014
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
43%
50%
34%
41%
50%
39%
48%
64%
72%
76%
85%

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. 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.
97%
58%
67%

Gateway/End-of-Course (GT/EOC)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Davidson County School District average
  • Tennessee 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 Nashville. The principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School is Dr. Sam Braden, whose e-mail is sam.braden@mnps.org. 869 students go to John F. Kennedy Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 70% of the 869 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Ezell-Harding Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 46%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 32%
Hispanic 23% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started 5th grade at JFK last August. I was very hesitant to send her to this school based on its reputation as not being a great school. However I have been pleasantly surprised. There are some teachers who teach more effectively than others but they are all engaged and obviously interested in the development of their students. My daughter is a very driven child anyway and has always required little involvement from me to get her homework done but I would encourage you to be very involved if your child goes to this school. Another reviewer mentioned the teachers being unorganized and that is true in some cases. My daughter had a project and she wasn't sure of the due date. The deadline and requirements were changed multiple times it was almost like the teacher was making it up as she went along. Other than that our experience at JFK has been a good one and provided you are willing to back up your child's education in the home rather than depend solely on teachers I would recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    If your child has to attend this school I would suggest that you are very involved in your child's day to day school activity. The school staff is very unorganized and ill informed about almost everything. School information and activity details can get lost in translation. My children would come home telling me about an upcoming activity but no details and the teachers don't know much either. My children didn't like going there because the unruly children would often disrupt the teacher and cause the entire class to be punished. I've always hated homework but I hate it even more now because my honor roll children spent most of their time at home doing homework. They only had time for dinner and a shower then bedtime. Because the main focus is about TCAP it's relevant that you teach them what the teachers are not allowed to teach them. I'm very glad that my children will not be attending Davidson County schools anymore.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers here do care about their students though. I'm the same 8th grader from below. My teachers work their butts off for all students In the class. However most of them don't care which creates a bad environment. Antioch isn't a bad place it's the people that give this place a bad reputation .

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to this school. Im in 8th grade and I seriously cannot wait to leave. I will admit I have had some good years here I did learn some good things but the kids here are constantely getting into fights and are disrespectful and im sorry to say but ghetto. I have been raised around a white community I went to Ezell Harding but I wouldnt recommend coming here.

  • (8 years ago)

    I personally liked john f Kennedy. I moved here my 5th grade year I didn't know anyone here. but I fit in very well. all the kids are very nice they don't worry about your skin tone your background they just look at the personality. if you are a parent that's is looking for a school you should pick JFK middle school. it will be one of the best choices you made for your child. take this from a person who started out there in 5th grade and till this day hasn't got into a fight or in trouble.... because the principle rocks }

  • (9 years ago)

    The previous review is clearly not from a parent. JFK has been a very positive experience for my two sons. We moved here from Atlanta GA. My boys had been in the same school district since Kindergarten and the adjustment to JFK was seamless. The teachers have all been super! The entire experience has been positive!

  • (9 years ago)

    John F. Kennedy. I was there when it first opened. My 5th grade year through my 6th grade year. There were many fights at that school portables etc. The friends I made there where the best though. The teachers were pretty cool too. I moved after my 6th grade year thats been about four or so years and I am still good friends with the kids I met. The band program was awsome too. I miss my years of JFK and often think back to those days. I wouldn't really recomend it as that great of a school though. One time my whole bus got in a fight. I was in the second row and the rest of the bus behind me fought. In the 5th grade and 8th grader slapped me really hard because she thought I had threw something at her. According to kids I know. It's worse.

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