Here are my concerns. As a parent of a child with special needs I have had bare minimal support from the school. The principal talks the talk but cannot and will not support you. I am extremely disappointed in the way the school handles any kind of concerns. There are a few exceptions. From the secretaries who made you uncomfortable from the moment you walk in and continue to talk personal talk while you wait for them to finish and then wait while they give you an attitude to the lack of involvement from the principal. I would NEVER recommend this school. The few good staff members are wonderful but the rest ruin it for them.
John F Kennedy Middle School is a public middle school in Waltham. The principal of John F Kennedy Middle School is John Cawley. 554 students attend John F Kennedy Middle School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 554 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John F Kennedy Middle School is 10:1. John W. McDevitt Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Rock climbing
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.2%||0%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||37%||40%|
Honestly the school it's self needs improvement. The bathrooms have writing on them and they are not taken off within the same week. Principals do not follow student handbook when dealing with issues. Teachers do not explain homeworks etc. These are just some reasons why the Kennedy Middle School is unsatisfactory and should plan on improving immediately. (NOTICE the studens do NOT use the outside field and the school isn't monitored as well as it should be and this is a safety concern!!!)
JFKennedy Middle School has a great team of teachers who work hard to insure students are well prepared for MCAS and beyond.
Because that is where I met my best friend and also I didn't know english that much and my teacher at the time took her time to teach me and others the english as a send language
Clean school. They do not spend any time outside which is concerning. There is no recess for 6th grade. Furthermore they have zero clue about after-school care. Parents seem to be left in the lurch without assistance from the school. There are no programs at the school itself and when I asked for assistance they had no idea where to send me or even a phone number of anyone else who could help. I found this very odd. Beyond that the school seems to be a good one.
It is a very neat and clean school. Teachers can actually teach better than other teachers in MA. Excellent school!