John F. Kennedy Elementary School

BPS/DistrictK1-5th
7 Bolster Street, Jamaica Plain
School Tier:
Tier 1

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COVID-19 Reopening

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Start Date* September 21, 2020
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Reopening Model Hybrid, with remote option
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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 347 Students
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Student/Teacher 15:1
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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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Virtual Tour N/A

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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 29, 2021
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 5, 2021
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School Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Classrooms have Smartboards to allow teachers to record their instruction and post the material for review by students at a later time.
  • Full-time instructors in science, engineering, computer, and physical education.
  • Weekly parent breakfast group and informational sessions about educational issues.
  • Fundamental programs, focusing on increasing the amount and quality of our students’ reading.
  • Spacious gymnasium and auditorium.

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.

Pathway

Guaranteed assignment to grade 6 at the Curley K-8 School.

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School Data

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.

Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
77.8%
District
79%
State
85%
347
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
38.10
FTE Count

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 29, 2021
Priority Registration Deadline for K2 and other grades
April 5, 2021
Register Now

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