John F. Kennedy High School challenges all students to become critical thinkers in an increasingly connected global society.  The school aims to develop students into productive, knowledgeable, active, and reflective lifelong learners who positively impact their community, country, and world.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,560

Governance

District ?

Faculty


George Z Szkapiak
Principal

Ms. Rachel Peralta
Assistant Principal

Mr. Brian Kelly
Assistant Principal

Hours


7:30 AM-2:45 PM
School Hours
7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
6:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
2:45 - 8:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
55N, 62, 62H
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.7%
Black
2.9%
Hispanic
75.2%
White
19.5%
Other
1.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
65.8%
Limited English
8.6%
Mobility Rate ?
12.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
39.5%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Polish, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
972
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
83.2%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
69.4%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
43rd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
4th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
39th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
45.1%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
43.1%
11th Grade (SAT)
40.1%
All
42.7%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 843
PSAT 10 - 882
SAT - 972
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
88.7%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
84.7%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
76.4%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
79.5%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
83.2%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
73.8%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
69.4%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
65.8%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
75.0%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
72.4%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.9 4.5 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 33.3% 70.2% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.5 days 1.9 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 87.9% 89.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.7% 94.6% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 4.5% 6.3% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 84.2% 81.4%
Teachers 87.2% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 35.6%

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

General Education

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

Attendance at an Information Session is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically. This program only accepts students who live within the school's attendance boundary. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

Attendance at an Information Session is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade GPA. Students who live within the school's attendance boundary will be given 50 additional points. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (9) 
  • CTE (Digital Media) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Business 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Community School 
  • Humanities 
  • Information Technology 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years 
  • Law and Public Safety 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Cooking Club 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Jazzercise 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Evening School 
  • History Club 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Exercise 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
  • Zumba 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017