Congratulations John F. Kennedy Elementary!
Kennedy Elementary has earned a Texas Honors Circle designation in the Comptroller's Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) ratings. We are among the 317 campuses in Texas to earn the highest rating of five stars, demonstrating both academic and financial effectiveness. Kennedy is now rated among the best campuses in Texas for academic progress while spending less than most of our fiscally comparable campuses. GO EAGLES!
John F. Kennedy Elementary is located in the North Region of the Houston Independent School District in Houston, Texas. Kennedy is approximately four miles from Downtown Houston and sits in the middle of Independence Heights, which was the first Black City in Texas.
John F. Kennedy Elementary is one of seven elementary schools that make up the Booker T. Washington High School Feeder Pattern. Like the other six elementary schools in the feeder pattern, Kennedy is a School-Wide Title I school. Kennedy has, as of the 2012-2013 school year, a student population of 750 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade with the pre-kindergarten students attending full-day. Kennedy Elementary offers a variety of academic programs including, Neighborhood Gifted and Talented, Speech, Life skills, and Inclusion for resource students. In addition to these programs, Kennedy offers Bilingual Education in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and English as a Second Language in kindergarten through fifth grades.
The Kennedy Family believes that 100% of our students will achieve at high levels - with No Excuses!
Erik and Jade's Letters from the White House!
Congratulations to Jocelyn Guel!
Jocelyn, a Fifth-Grader, is Secretary of Dare to Dream, and a Module One Mission Specialist Excellence Award Winner. Jocelyn was the only Elementary School student chosen. Says her teacher Ms. Chantee Kazeem, "Jocelyn is one of the most responsible students I have ever had in Dare to Dream. She is always on time to each meeting and ready to work. She does not have to be reminded of her job and she is respectful of each of the students in the program." Jocelyn is responsible even when she doesn't think she is being watched and she shows how much she cares for others by helping both students and staff on campus. She also played an integral role in preparing and hanging posters for the "No Place for Hate" campaign at her school.
We are very proud of Jocelyn!