Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
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Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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J F Kennedy High School

Winston Salem, NC


J F Kennedy High School
890 E 11th Street
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Phone: 336-703-4143
Forsyth County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 1 out of 10 stars
1

Grades Served: 6-12
Enrollment: 318
Type: Regular School    
J F Kennedy High School

J F Kennedy High School


Metro Area Ranking

#29
Metro Area Middle School Ranking: J F Kennedy High School is ranked #29 of 34 of the best middle schools in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas (15th percentile). Cick the link to see all 34 middle schools.


#26
Metro Area High School Ranking: J F Kennedy High School is ranked #26 out of 27 of the best high schools in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas (4th percentile). Cick the link to see all 27 high schools.


State Ranking

#634
Statewide Middle School Ranking: J F Kennedy High School is ranked #634 out of 700 of the best middle schools in North Carolina (9th percentile). Click the link to see all 700 middle schools.


#493
Statewide High School Ranking: J F Kennedy High School is ranked #493 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (4th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, J F Kennedy High School is a 1-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Forsyth County, NC. J F Kennedy High School has an enrollment of approximately 318 students and serves grades 6-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

90.1
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: J F Kennedy High School had a Student Growth Score of 90.1. This placed J F Kennedy High School in the 81st percentile of 2423 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

  North Carolina Math Letter Grade

  North Carolina Reading Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 11.9 6th 17.2
Math 15.5 7th 18.8
Reading 16 19th 19.1
Science 16.2 18th 18.9
Writing 10.3 9th 14.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at J F Kennedy High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Grade Tests

EOG Math Grade 6

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 13% - Level 4 (Solid)
 13% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 42% - Level 2
 42% - Level 2
 42% - Level 1
 42% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 7

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 68% - Level 1
 68% - Level 1

EOG Math Grade 8

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 16% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 38% - Level 2
 38% - Level 2
 44% - Level 1
 44% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 6

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 21% - Level 4 (Solid)
 21% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 42% - Level 2
 42% - Level 2
 33% - Level 1
 33% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 7

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 4 (Solid)
 7% - Level 4 (Solid)
 < 5% - Level 3
 < 5% - Level 3
 32% - Level 2
 32% - Level 2
 58% - Level 1
 58% - Level 1

EOG Reading Grade 8

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 34% - Level 2
 34% - Level 2
 46% - Level 1
 46% - Level 1

EOG Science Grade 8

 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 6% - Level 5 (Superior)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 34% - Level 4 (Solid)
 24% - Level 3
 24% - Level 3
 16% - Level 2
 16% - Level 2
 20% - Level 1
 20% - Level 1

End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 10% - Level 5 (Superior)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 37% - Level 4 (Solid)
 8% - Level 3
 8% - Level 3
 22% - Level 2
 22% - Level 2
 23% - Level 1
 23% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 38% - Level 4 (Solid)
 18% - Level 3
 18% - Level 3
 14% - Level 2
 14% - Level 2
 29% - Level 1
 29% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 4 (Solid)
 17% - Level 3
 17% - Level 3
 21% - Level 2
 21% - Level 2
 47% - Level 1
 47% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 345
Math 376
Composite Score 721
SAT Participation Rate 51 %

J F Kennedy High had an average SAT score of 721 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #258 out of 490 NC high schools (47th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at J F Kennedy High was 51% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 89% - J F Kennedy High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 89% - J F Kennedy High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 30%
 Black - 30%
 Hispanic - 58%
 Hispanic - 58%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 Two or More Races - 3%
 White - 7%
 White - 7%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at J F Kennedy High School for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2015-2016 school year. Rankings for J F Kennedy High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy 1 0.8 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 6-12
The Downtown School 10 0.8 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-8
Ashley Elementary, Winston-Salem School 1 1.0 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Paisley IB Magnet School 5 1.5 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-10
Wiley Middle School 3 1.8 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8
Brunson Elementary School 9 2.0 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Atkins Academic & Tech High School 9 2.2 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 9-12
Diggs-Latham Elementary School 1 2.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Carver High School 1 2.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 9-12
Petree Elementary School 1 2.4 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Forest Park Elementary, Winston-Salem School 1 2.7 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Whitaker Elementary School 10 2.9 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
North Hills Elementary School 2 3.0 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Moore Magnet Elementary School 4 3.1 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Main Street Academy 1 3.2 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 6-12
Mineral Springs Elementary, Winston-Salem School 3 3.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Hanes Middle School 9 3.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8
Early College of Forsyth County 10 3.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 9-12
Forsyth Middle College 8 3.4 miles Winston-Salem, NC Regular 11-12
Mineral Springs Middle School 1 3.4 miles Winston Salem, NC Regular 6-8