School Details

John F. Kennedy High School

1951 Third Street, Norco, CA 92860
(951) 738-2200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 624 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Corona-Norco Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John F. Kennedy High School is a public high school in Norco. The principal of John F. Kennedy High School is April Moore and can be contacted at ammoore@cnusd.k12.ca.us. 624 students go to John F. Kennedy High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the John F. Kennedy High School students have "limited English proficiency." 32% of the 624 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John F. Kennedy High School is 23:1. Norco High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 6%
Asian 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 32%
Hispanic 38% 48%
Filipino 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.8% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 40%
Limited English proficiency 2% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is such a great place to be! It's a smaller tight-knit community within itself. Because of this we as students are closer to eachother as well as get the one-on-one help from teachers if needed. We take great pride in the school and strive to reach above and beyond and occasionally stop to help those that need a little push to get that above and beyond. We remain invloved in extra activities offered by the college and in-school clubs to help plan events assembalys cleaning up the campus etc... The open enviroment and trusting staff help us mature and become more responsible for our thoughts actions and especially school work. The credits you get from teh free college courses go on your transcript and the credits you earn there contribute to your highschool credits as well. This school is for kids that want to get ahead in life and have an opportunity to finish their GED before they're in college. Regarding school coming to JFK was the best decision I had ever made!(

  • (2 years ago)

    Its grades 10th threw 12th NOT 9th threw 12th ;) & as well the children will receive there AA as well as there high school diploma upon graduating

  • (3 years ago)

    Administraters have worked out with CIF so kids can participate in sports program withing their assigned home high school within CoronaNorco School district so kids can participate in sports if logistics can be figured out. We are so excited to have such a quality program beyond standard AP and IB programs.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is such a great school! the students here are very nice and caring.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school... she went to a large HS before and hated it! She loves the smaller setting. So far I have no complaints.

  • (5 years ago)

    Nice school great teachers and good environment. But there is not many fun activities for students like me who came from a larger school and played sports etc. I would only suggest coming to JFK if you are mature and want to get ahead in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has an amazing community environment. All the students and teachers know each other and cooperate well. It is only for students who want to go to school so everyone is working towards an end. Also one can take college courses while going to high school for a boost in one's education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have more of a freedom to express myself the school is much smaller than a normal high school it allows us to take college courses while attending the High school and many of the students are always involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    John F. Kennedy is hands down the most compassionate and understanding when it comes to student-teacher relationships. I always get the help I need and I feel like my teachers really care about me. I love my school and if I could I would never go home!! It's like disneyland but with pop quizes.

  • (5 years ago)

    What's not to love about JFK? If you're into getting your GED done before you're even in college JFK is the place to be. But it doesn't end there. At JFK we're lucky to be taught by the best and brightest. At JFK you're not just another kid going through the system another cog in the machine. Here your teachers know you by name and take a vested interest in your education. And talk about close-knit; with a student body of approximately 700 JFK is more an educational family than a high school. GO TIMBERWOLVES!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My school is awesome. All of the teachers are nice and the school is a small caring environment. Everyone is willing to help out and everyone gets active and participates in school activities

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the best school ever! it has the best student in the district!

  • (5 years ago)

    JFK offers an unique educational environment where high school students take college classes and respect is exchanged freely among students and faculty.

  • (5 years ago)

    My school is the best school in all the land! I get to go to an awsome highschool while having the priviledge to take college courses. i could graduate with my AA a week after i get my high school diploma. Students from others school come here for education and want to get away from a school nationalism for sports. We here at JFK focus on the middle man not the highest nor the lowest. We want the middle 60%. As a school of about 705 students we take pride in everything we do. Due to recent budget cuts we haven't had the funding for much such as school supplies and extra inprovements toward the school but we hold strong and we pull together to get the job done. Other schools in the area may say that they are the best but i as a leader in the school role can genuinely say we are the best. TO LEGIT TO QUIT BABY!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student of John.F Kennedy High School. At this school its customary that the teachers treat their students like college students. It s a great school and its on a college campus. Students are allowed and encouranged to take college coures free of charge at the local college Riverside Community College.

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