John F. Kennedy High School opened in 1964; it was named for John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963. John F. Kennedy was the youngest man ever to be 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."
John F. Kennedy High School originally housed grades seven through ten when it first opened. However, by 1966, a typical grade nine through twelve high school was established. John F. Kennedy High School went through a school renovation, which was completed in 1999.
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The John F. Kennedy High School Community empowers all to think critically, excel academically and become extraordinary citizens in a global society.
All John F. Kennedy students will achieve at their highest levels through collaboration, consistent literacy instruction, and effective communication.
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 soldier or knight on a horse.
Our school colors are green and gold.