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Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School

50 Kennedy Drive, Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 434-3125

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1482 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School is a public high school in Plainview. The principal of Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. JAMES MURRAY and can be contacted at 1,482 students attend Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 0% of the Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 1,482 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School is 12:1. Bethpage Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 83%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.02%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 4%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have an interesting perspective on JFK as it became my first public school experience starting in 10th grade. This is surely not the best school on Long Island many teachers and staff members are uninspired (some I would even call unprofessional). There is a sense of apathy that seems to run through about half the adults who work there. However there are a few special teachers who truly go above and beyond to meet the needs of their students every department boasts at least one standout who has a reputation for challenging the brightest and encouraging the weakest. I would say that about half my classes felt useless and the other half I couldn t wait to attend. Extracurriculars are relatively varied and the administration is OK they relate well to students but are sometimes ineffective. The student body is very cliquey but rarely cruel. Basically a middling experience; a determined student will be able to find ways to develop and grow but those opportunities sure don t present themselves.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is appalling. Of it's staff there are a very select amount who are genuinely concerned with the education of their students. The atmosphere has changed from open and education-oriented to conservative and test-based. Education is no longer about learning at this school it's about test scores and glorifying the horrific school district it is. I honor those teachers who are brave enough to defy this atmosphere but their efforts are futile. That being said there is an absurd amount of corruption within the School District (I have on several occasions had my voice silenced by the conservative Board as a student) as well as the Teacher' s Union the teachers often being helplessly subjected by factional disputes. Lastly the conditions are sickening. The sexism is rampant boys are forced to scan their IDs every time they use the rest room creating an environment reminiscent of Orwell's dystopian vision. Sensing the inefficiency of this latest investment all boys' bathrooms have been closed save one poorly-maintained and absolutely disgusting facility. This school does not care about its students and its students and staff are generally provincial and base.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is horrendous. There's a reason the students call it JFK "jail for kids". The administration and teachers are a joke. I go to an ivy league school and will not give an ounce of credit for my achievements to any person associated with this poor excuse of a school. The teachers only care that they're making far far more than they're worth and the administration does nothing but enforce ridiculous rules. Honestly a disgrace of an institution considering how much my parents paid in tax dollars.

  • (6 years ago)

    The technology program is greatly lacking in the scheme of today's technological advances and vocational direction one can go in this field. The limited program is administered by knowledgeable teachers but most students interested in this field can leave these teachers in the dust and require greater opportunities on more updated programs and equipment--aren't there enough sports teams and programs at this school? How about using some of my tax dollars to make students more qualified to compete in the job market?

  • (7 years ago)

    Good school i personally love it.

  • (9 years ago)

    great arts and technology programs

  • (9 years ago)

    If you are looking for a full high school experience plainview is just ok I wouldnt call it exceptional. Most of the teachers do a excellent job but they could do more for school spirit and with the sports programs.

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