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John F. Kennedy Jr. School

Grades: 9-12
57-12 94th Street
Elmhurst NY 11373
Phone: 718-760-1083

Our Insights

What’s Special

Teachers respect principal at special needs school

The Downside

Little information available

The John F. Kennedy Jr. School is a safe and orderly school where teachers respect the principal, surveys say.

The school, which serves around 500 students age 14-21, is located in Elmhurst, Queens. The student body mainly consists of learners on the autism spectrum, those with cognitive challenges, and those with multiple disabilities. The attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year was 84.8 percent, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan. Also key to note is that the quality of teaching at the school is good, based on the 2015 Quality Review.

[Photo from school website]

ADMISSIONS: Citywide. The John F. Kennedy Jr. School is part of District 75, a network of 69 schools dedicated to New York Citys students with disabilities who require increased attention. District 75 provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support programs for students who are on the autism spectrum, have significant cognitive delays, are significantly emotionally challenged, have a sensory impairment or have multiple disabilities. (Katie Safter & Hugo Segal, web reports, August 2017)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
93%
86% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
93%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
31%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
87%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
94%
85% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
0% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86%
0% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.9

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
474
Asian
16%
Black
20%
Hispanic
45%
White
16%
Other
3%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
100%
English language learners
43%

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.
This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Elmhurst (District 24)
Trains: M Line, R Line to Woodhaven Blvd
Buses: Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38, Q52, Q53, Q59, Q60, Q72, Q88

Contact

Principal
Henry Renelus
Parent Coordinator
Sara Byas

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?
No

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