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John F. Kennedy School

No Limits to What WE Can Do!

About Our School

John F. Kennedy provides students ages 13-21 who have multiple disabilities with a specialized program that will give them the tools needed to navigate their communities upon graduation. Our functional curriculum is data-based and used to meet the diverse needs of all learners. Students take part in co-curricular activities such as the arts, swimming, Special Olympics as well as inclusion activities with other comprehensive High Schools.

Unique Fact

In our “Transition Academy Program” students ages 18-21, receive intense instruction on life skills, job training, and other areas.

School Information

  • Principal

    Jill Summers-Phillips

  • Address

    311 South 10th Street
    Newark, NJ 07103

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  • Parent Liaison

    Aretta Bush

  • School Hours

    8:10 am - 2:40 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Gray, Navy Blue
    Bottom: Navy Blue

  • Before School Options

    None offered at this school

  • After School Options

    None offered at this school

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More Information

School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
91% 33%
School Data
Student to Teacher Ratio Percentage of Highly Effective and Effective Teachers Retained
5 to 1 95%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data