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About This School

John F. Kennedy Middle School is a public middle school in Redwood City. The principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School is Eleanor Tyldesley, who can be contacted at 818 students attend John F. Kennedy Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 39% of the John F. Kennedy Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 818 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John F. Kennedy Middle School is 16:1. St. Pius Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 74% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian 4% 3%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 9258%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 21%
Filipino 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Unspecified 0.4% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 61%
Limited English proficiency 39% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    You call this a school My science teacher ms Khan is the worst teacher ever she doesent care about the studants and she calls is the dumbest people ever I want her fired

  • (11 months ago)

    Kennedy Middle School is a very good school for every kind of learner! There are classes for Advanced Students (such as Geometry) English Learners Special Needs and so on. Every student learns in this school. The principal is doing a fantastic job hiring and keeping quality staff that have a sincere love of teaching. Kennedy has many extracurricular activities including sports art dance drama and a fantastic instrumental music program that has received many awards.

  • (12 months ago)

    This school is the last remaining true "middle school" in this district. This school offers opportunities for students this age to interact with students from all over the district. The neighborhood is very watchful and welcoming to students attending this middle school. I am a home owner in the community and have sent my 3 students to this school and hope my grandchildren attend school here someday. I believe in neighborhood schools and passed up offers to send all 3 of my own students to North Star so that they could walk to school and attend the middle school that my successful brother attended. It is a privilege to be in my second year at this hard working school! Parent and community involvement is key as it is at all school campuses.

  • (12 months ago)

    Kennedy is a good 6-8 grade school with a fantastic music program art and dance classes and after-school sports and drama. There are many wonderful teachers and a range of class levels from advanced to special education. The new principal is bringing the school much-deserved good attention for bringing test scores up and improving school spirit. Kennedy prepared my oldest child for high school (including AP classes). Check it out!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent I wanted to know why the same group of teachers are chosen for the Grand Canyon and DC trips. It isn't experience as they like to say because one year a new hottie was allowed to go over a more qualified outdoor environmentalist expert who wasn't attractive. Makes me wonder what is going on. Perhaps the new principal can break this cycle.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had 2 children at this school. The teachers are dedicated and really care about the kids. The principal and vice principal have created a great learning environment and safety is not an issue. There are advanced classes as well as extra support classes available to best meet your child's learning needs. They also offer real PE music and art unlike the K-8 schools. One of my children is now at a big comprehensive high school and feels well prepared by his experience at Kennedy Middle School. The school gets a bad rap in the community but it is not at all deserved. The majority of parents I know think Kennedy was a great place to send their child for middle school.

  • (2 years ago)

    oh whoops wrong school with same name... D I go the the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino. please ignore that; I don't have actual experience at this particular school.. sorry

  • (2 years ago)

    Please call the school office at 650.365.4611. Your daughter will be helped immediately. No student should be bullied and it will not be tolerated at Kennedy.

  • (2 years ago)

    WORST SCHOOL! The principal is a joke! My daughter has been bullied twice by the same girl. I have had meetings with the principal and they will not do anything about it! I want to go to the media and I plan to post and hand out flyers to get a response from other parents. Don't these morons watch the NEWS?! Do they want to end up on the news? Terrible terrible job! I don't know how the Principal sleeps at night!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so happy my son is now a Freshman and out of there. If I had to choose a middle school all over again he certainly would not have gone there. They do call the cops for every little thing. Just ridiculous. Good ridden Mr. Sedar. Now they need to get rid of Ms. Vance. Some teachers just don't have the passion anymore. They are more interested in discipline then teaching.

  • (3 years ago)

    The administration should ask the police to patrol this school continually. The liberal teachers are not at all qualified and are protected the unions that are directly responsible for the dumbing down of our students. These liberal teachers fight the administration and support the students who believe anything goes. The teachers bend to a society that thinks that anything goes and they think that they are supposed to support the students illegal behavior while slandering the administration. Change the name of the school because all of the students know the story of JFK's escapades and are apparently using him as their role model

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers really care about the students but get no support from the administration. It's time for a change - from the top down.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am not happy with this school. The principal and vice principal call the police on students EVERYday. The staff and administration are awful. "Waiting for Superman" begins here. The teachers are so overwhelmed they are not interested in teaching and helping.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from john f kennedy middle schol in 2005. i had great teachers and some of my best memories are from that school

  • (4 years ago)

    Some teachers are overworked and discipline in some classes is marginal. Administration is not responsive.

  • (5 years ago)

    hi so father is a teacher at Kennedy and this was my last year at Kennedy. Kennedy had so many different activities and so many choices for a kid. safety is not a problem at all all kids of campus are always safe i have never heard of any safety issues in the many years my father has been there. it has classes for every level of students the administration is amazing! each student develop a bound with a few staff members who can advocate for them!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter graduates this year with honors from this school we are so happy with the administration and teachers of the school and the family community center its great.

  • (5 years ago)

    My sister loves Kennedy she is so happy with it. She says that her science teacher Mrs.Grant is the best teacher she ever had. she changed the way my sister looked at science she made it funner. At Kennedy the teachers are supportive and helpful. If you are looking for a middle school I recommend Kennedy.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is in 6th grade at Kennedy. The teachers are very involved and deeply care about every students' sucess. The administration is also very involved and good role models for the kids. (Also very much involved with every student being successful.)

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year and I have to admit that I was 'scared to send her here'. I even had her enrolled into a K-8th school and she was excepted. I took a tour of the school that everyone says is so great. Sorry I didn't see it. Kennedy offered so much more than the K-8th schools could. The principle of Kennedy personally called me and talked to me on the phone for over a half hour answering any concerns I had. My daughter is learning and excelling here more than I could ever imagine. She feels safe and I have no doubt her education here will give her a great start at a great future. My son will definitaly be attending here as well in two years. I have done the comparisons personally (all schools in the district) Kennedy is the one.

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