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John F. Kennedy Middle School6

Rockledge, FL | Brevard County

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January 9, 2015


Kennedy Middle School has been an excellent choice for my son. We had other good options, such as Viera Charter School and Edgewood. After careful consideration of each school, we chose the Cambridge program at Kennedy. The Cambridge teachers are enthusiastic, dynamic and truly interested in every student s progress. The teachers engage and challenge students while pushing them to reach their capacity. I know at least 15 students at Kennedy Middle School, all with positive experiences. My son has elective classes outside of Cambridge. He has benefited from the experience of being outside the bubble of certain schools of choice, while still having teachers who create a safe, effective learning environment. Mr. Sperr, the Band teacher is amazing. The AVID program is another option at Kennedy for college bound students who need extra help. Communication between teachers and parents has been smooth and responsive. The principal is committed to the students and the staff, including the front desk, knows how to deal with this special age group. Kennedy has been an ideal environment for my son, both academically and socially. This is truly an A school.

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2013


Where do I start? From the unprofessional staff to the run down old building, this school should be carefully investigated and overhauled. I had two children go through this school and both came out with miserable grades and where not prepared for high school. At first we thought it was our kids, but later realized the problem was with the school. Friends and neighbors experienced exactly the same problems. Countless visits to the school and meetings with the staff and teachers, resulted in nothing but wasted time. Teachers should stop complaining about their poor paying jobs and start doing some honest work. They should be ashamed complaining about a lack of time and limited resources. Get off your break and do some work. Put some love into your work. If you can't then you are in the wrong career field. Oh, and given none of the staff know how to reply to emails or offer meeting times longer than 15 minutes, this certainly adds to the free time you currently use for breaks and screwing off. Parents, send your kids to private or charter schools if Kennedy is your only public school option. Don't gamble with your children's education. Check our Viera Charter School

Submitted by a parent

June 4, 2012


Student: Male, all advanced classes, AVID participant, 4.0 GPA Pros: Principle and most of staff are incredible. Lots of help available through WIMBA and other tutoring programs. Math program with Ms. Edwards and math sponsor (forgot his name) are positive, well developed experiences in part because both instructors are able to present material in a number of ways for understanding and encourage math exploration. Cons: Not many instructors encourage creative and independant thought. This could be due to FCAT requirements having to be met. Spanish instructor can be a little disconnected at times with parent so if you are monitoring student progrees, you must take the initiative to follow up. Extracurricular activities (math competition, basketball, running, science projects, etc.) abound but the parent must be proactive in obtaining information on this as it is not posted on the Kennedy website and flyers are not aways forthcoming, especially if child was out the day the flyer was distributed.

Submitted by a parent

July 20, 2011


I've got to say I loved this school for my son. They expect the best out of everyone and are always there to help those that need it. The programs offered are wonderful and the teachers are excellent. I truely felt my son would be more than ready to enter High School and meet or exceed expectations there.

Submitted by a parent

May 6, 2010


This school is the worst school. Teachers at KMS are horrible for the 2009-10 School Year.

Submitted by a parent

January 6, 2010


I may be partial in my opinion of this school because I'm employed here, but because I can post anonymously you should be assured I am being honest. Reading the comments about the rude person that answers the phone is likely true. We do have a front office employee who comes off as abrasive. I should add however that she is a hard worker otherwise. As for the teachers, administration and support, they are almost all top notch. They really do care about the students here and will work with any struggling student to bring up their grades and be successful. There are a lot of extracurricular activities and they make them accessible to everyone, including those students that can't get a ride early in the morning or after school.

November 25, 2009


I have gone to this school and so has my little sister! It's a great school and all the teachers are great! They have fun activites and everything is planned perfect! They have an AVID program that's great and there part of the cambridge program! Every teacher recomends taking notes and they do cornell style notes it's easy and helpful on test and quizes! If you live near the awesome school and have a kid going into middle school soon i'd recomend this school 100%

Submitted by a student

September 1, 2009


I have read most of these reviews and I do hope that they take these reviews seriously. I too have experienced the rudeness, more so on the phone then in person. I think they need to educate and train their customer service staff to be a bit more friendly. Come on we all have bad days but lets put on our friendly face when were dealing with others. I know they have many calls, but be thankful you have a job or if they are volunteering please tell them to stay home if they are going to treat the parents with disrespect. We teach our children dignity and respect and hope and expect our school system to teach the personnel that surrounds our children during the day to also show dignity and respect. It doesn't take much to say thank you and you're welcome. A concern parent.

Submitted by a parent

August 10, 2009


This School isnt nearly as Bad As people put it as , it reallly is a nice school .

Submitted by a parent

April 21, 2009


I have tried a number of times to contact the school counselors and teachers for various reasons and it is a challenge to say the least. Getting a return phone call or email is almost impossible. There is only one teacher from my son's team that I can say is good for the most part about responding to the emails. Following a series of phone calls and emails I finally had to go to the school in person to arrange a conference. In the conference everyone was very helpful and things happened as they should have but getting there was extremely frustrating. There is a woman that works the front office that has just been completely rude each time I have been there or called...and it's not directed at me, even when my calls are for general information and she doesnt know who I am she's rude. Frustrating school!

Submitted by a parent

February 20, 2008


We moved here from Lake Mary, Fl where we were unhappy with the middle school. Kennedy has been great. They know each child and care about each child. There is no perfection in schools or life, however I have never been more impressed with the care they do have. Our child was never noticed just passed on like the rest, here you know they know and do care.

Submitted by a parent

April 20, 2004


My child attends JFK. He enjoys his classes. His teachers are, for the most part, encouraging and helpful.

Submitted by a parent

June 18, 2003


The advanced program classes have wonderful teachers. They team teach and seem to be extremely in touch with the students. The care they demonstrate is wonderful.

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