John F. Kennedy Elementary School

BPS/DistrictK0-6th
7 Bolster Street, Jamaica Plain
School Tier:
Tier 1

BPS measures school quality using a ranked tier system for all district schools. Tier 1 is the highest quality score (Green); Tier 4 (Red) is the lowest quality score.

Because of pandemic disruptions to data collection in 2020 and 2021,
this tier reflects the school data/quality evaluation from Fall 2019.

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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 334 Students
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Student/Teacher 13:1
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Uniform Yes
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 8:30am-3:10pm
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Phone Number 617-635-8127
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Email Address Contact School
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New grades being added next year

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Enrollment

Enrollment in this Boston Public School (BPS) is determined by lottery based on your home address. Click Register Now to check availability.
Priority Registration Deadline for K0, K1, 6th, 7th, and 9th grades
January 28, 2022
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 1, 2022
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About the School

The John F. Kennedy School aspires to prepare its students to meet the high demands of 21st Century standards. Thus, John F. Kennedy students will be sociable, creative thinkers, skilled problem solvers, effective communicators, and technology versed. They will also be Active, Confident, Disciplined, Respectful, Kind and Honest. Our curriculum supports strong literacy and math skills.

School Performance

Student performance data displayed below is from Next Generation MCAS results. For more data on schools, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. For schools with multiple campuses, the data below represents all schools in that network, not just the single school. If data is not shown, it is not available for that school. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: DESE did not issue school, district, or state accountability determinations for the 2019-2020 school year due to the cancellation of state assessments and school closures related to COVID-19. As a result, there is no student performance data available from the state for school year 2019-2020.

School Comparative Performance

How does this school compare?

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Reading: District

Performing better than BPS district average

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Reading: State

Performing worse than state average

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Math: District

Performing worse than BPS district average

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Math: State

Performing worse than state average

How many students passed the MCAS?

English
Math

Demographics & Diversity

334
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
43.70
FTE Count
Staff Diversity

Additional Information

Before School Program

BOKS before school, YMCA before school program 

After School Program

Simmons College (America Learns) Tutoring grades 1-2,; America SCORES soccer and writing grades 3-5. City Year grades 3-5; After School enrichment in robotics, engineering, and science.

Uniform Description

Navy blue slacks/skirt/jumper with white blouse or polo shirt.

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Enrollment

Enrollment in this Boston Public School (BPS) is determined by lottery based on your home address. Click Register Now to check availability.
Priority Registration Deadline for K0, K1, 6th, 7th, and 9th grades
January 28, 2022
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 1, 2022
Register Now

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