John F. Kennedy High School opened in 1964. It was named for John F. Kennedy (JFK), the 35th President of the United States who was assassinated on November 22nd 1963. John F. Kennedy was the youngest man elected president, as well as the youngest to die. His Inaugural Address offered the memorable injunction: "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." Learn more about JFK.
John F. Kennedy High School originally housed grades seven through ten when it first opened. However, by 1966 a typical ninth through twelfth year high school was established. John F. Kennedy High School went through a school renovation, which was completed in 1999. Learn more about the school rededication.
As a result of the root-cause analysis, it was determined that students need daily opportunities to use academic
writing and structured student discourse to demonstrate mastery of objectives aligned to assessments.
John F. Kennedy High School is a multicultural community of stakeholders which provides an engaging and
rigorous academic program and promotes a growth mindset, in a respectful environment, that enables all
students to achieve to their fullest potential as global citizens.
Our mission is to collaborate with all stakeholders to achieve success for all students by participating in
professional development that builds the capacity of staff to enable them to implement and monitor a rigorous
instructional program, resulting in globally competent students prepared for college and careers, and by
regularly monitoring our school improvement action plan.
JFKHS Belief Statements
- Education is the shared responsibility of the school staff, students, families, community, and governing authority.
- Students will be provided with a variety of instructional approaches.
- All students are entitled to a quality education in a safe learning environment.
- Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
- Risk-taking and a willingness to learn are essential for ongoing personal growth.
- All JFK stakeholders will engage in courageous conversations to build positive personal relationships.
Our school mascot is a Cavalier. A Cavalier is a horse soldier or knight!
Our school colors are green and gold.