School Details

Kennedy Middle School

520 North Pierpont Avenue, Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 654-4880
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 717 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

19%
40%
60%
20%
38%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockford School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
39%
59%
18%
37%
59%
41%
60%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockford School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
37%
59%
22%
38%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rockford School District 205 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kennedy Middle School is a public middle school in Rockford. The principal of Kennedy Middle School is Marcus Lewis. 717 students go to Kennedy Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Kennedy Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 74% of the 717 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 94% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kennedy Middle School is 17:1. West Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 34%
Hispanic 16% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 4%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 78%
Limited English proficiency 8% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 74% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    More caring staff. And more parent involvement. Staff and recognition of how well they are doing and support on the kids who are working hard to get there education and stay out of incidents. Staff working with parents who are supported to help the school. Not talking to the adults like a child. And there are many parents who are willing to come to school to be present when the incident has happened. We did birth are children. AND WE SHOULD HAVE RIGHTS AND CHOICES ALSO. There are so many great kids in the school who try to work hard and do what they have to do but I have being seeing this problem since my first born was in middle school. The one's who LOVE ATTENTION and Disrespect a adult. The Bullies get more attention. If you go to the school and your child is not a trouble maker they do not even know your child. So Sad what has happened to this school dist.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in high school this year after spending 3 years at Kennedy. She is doing very well. The teachers at Kennedy were wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent involvement is low but Kennedy has a very diverse population of students. Teachers are very caring and help students before and after school.

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