JOHN F KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL

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2855 S LAMAR ST
DENVER, CO 80227
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Phone: 720-423-4300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Denver Public Schools No. 1
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 307.5
  • Number Students: 1230
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4785
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Jeannie Peppel
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (18 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (10 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-08-28
    "JFK's one of Denver's best kept secrets. Academics are challenging but not overwhelming. The social environment is the most accepting and most involved community I have seen in a HS, the sports programs allow kids to be involved on many levels from novice to scholarship-bound, and it is a small-town school in a large urban district. The MYP program for grades 9 & 10 is a great way for students to prepare for a variety of upper level options and gives students a lot of different experiences through the wide variety of required and optional courses and cuminating MYP project. Both of my kids have/are doing well with it. My son, a junior, has enrolled in the IB diploma programme and is getting a fantastic education -well beyond the typical. I really couldn't ask for a much better HS."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-07-16
    "I am a parent and our daughter and incoming freshman son will be attending JFK. JFK is a very good school my daughter has done well in academics and sports, she loves the school, the teachers and her classmates. She is pretty popular and alot of other students look to her as a leader. We know our son will excell because he knows what he wants and what he is striving for. We tell our children to be leaders not followers they have done that all of their lives, so we know they will accomplish alot at Kennedy. We tell our children that they are going to Kennedy to make the school a better place, they dont need to attend another school in the area just because some of their classmates are going.........they are leaders not followers!! Excell and Achieve and you shall Exceed in Life. Dont watch make things happen!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-02-05
    "JFK is a great school to send your child to. I was worried that it wasn't going to be a good time for my child, but now he really enjoys it. the parents are really involved and there are so many activities to choose from. The academics are just getting better, and JFK will become a great school because of the new IB program. The teachers are really involved with the students, and they really do care about their lives and their problems. i strongly believe that John F Kennedy High School is the bes high school in the Southwest Denver Area!"
    Former Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2007-03-21
    "I went to John F. Kennedy for all four years of high school. I feel Kennedy provided exceptional academic programs and more. The teachers were involved in the students life and truly wanted to see all students succeed. Extracurricular activities were a great part of JFK. There are so many to choose from. These programs not only are fun, but they teach the student discipline, responsibility, team work, leadership skills, and much more. I would recommend this high school to any one in search of a great school to attend."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2006-10-10
    "We currently have 3 children enrolled at JFK. Until recently, we have felt that Kennedy is a great high school. We have argued with other parents stating children get out of school what they put into it. Our oldest is now a Senior and in the very top of her class. We feel she has plenty of opportunity here at JFK since she is in the top 5%. If you are not in the top, you are in Big trouble! Our son is new to Kennedy as a Freshman. He has struggled from day one with academics & his sports. I do not see Teachers & Coaches in the same light as I did-to me they seem very disinterested in their job & the kids. How sad. Never before had we contemplated moving our family due academics & a football program. Now we are considering it. JFK could've been great :O(."
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