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Kennedy Elementary School
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John F. Kennedy Elementary School is a neighborhood school with family commitment. Kennedy School offers a challenging curriculum, a safe nurturing learning environment, and an atmosphere that fosters individual responsibility and productive citizenship.
Kennedy Elementary School is a K-5 school, located near two city parks -- Heritage and Kennedy -- on the far east side of Madison.
Kennedy is a K-5 school. 2012-13 total student enrollment is 585 students; average class size is 23 students.
As a neighborhood school, most students are within walking distance to Kennedy. Only students living east of the Interstate are provided busing.
Hot Lunch Program and After School Care
Hot lunch is served daily. A before and after school day care program at the school is available through the East Branch YMCA. Also, there are several other day cares in the area that drop off and pick up children at Kennedy.
Third Grade Reading Test: Kennedy's third graders recently scored in the top quartile of all Madison elementary schools tested.
Fifth Grade District Writing Assessment: Kennedy students recently finished in the top quartile of all Madison elementary schools tested.
Computers are a strong part of the school's curriculum program. Our Computer Lab is used to support and extend learning across the curriculum. We have computers in all classrooms, the LMC, as well as the Lab.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program
The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.
Student learning experiences include a broad range of opportunities that pushes a student to their next level of challenge and allows them to develop their talents. TAG programming may occur in the classroom, or in other settings. TAG programming is determined by ongoing evaluation and assessment of individual student needs. Each school has TAG resource support for ongoing consultation.
Teacher specialists in art, music, and physical education provide regular instruction. REACH (Reinforcing and Enriching Achievement for All CHildren) extends and supports classroom curriculum through computers.
At Kennedy Elementary support services are provided by the psychologist, nurse, social worker, and language clinicians.
Safety Is Always A Priority
Ninety Six percent of students responding to a recent survey reported Kennedy being a very safe school.
Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
Conflict resolution skills are taught to all students. Training occurs in all grades. Teachers and support staff develop and promote lifelong skills for success in handling conflicts.
You Are Always Welcome At Kennedy School!
The Kennedy staff is student centered; they provide a safe and supportive learning environment which promotes self-esteem and powerful learning opportunities. The staff is committed to providing an excellent academic program within a culturally and linguistically relevant curriculum. Students are active participants in the a learning process. PTA meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. This group works to build strong links between home, school, and the District. It supports academic programming by planning special family events and fundraisers, advocating for our children, and soliciting volunteers.
School Tours are offered by calling 204-3420.
We encourage you to talk with parents of our students to learn more about our school. Please see the Principal/Parent Contact information on this web site for current names and phone numbers.
For answers to any questions, or to request materials such as curriculum standards, handbooks, lunch menus, newsletters, etc., please call our principal at 204-3428 or fax your request to 204-0431.
"The reason I like Kennedy is because the staff is nice, the teachers help you with any problems no matter what the situation is. People at Kennedy are nice and caring and the students and staff are nice and like to have fun. The staff and teachers help you outside too. Teachers are everywhere because they care for our safety. They want to know where you are and that's how you know they care. "
-- Kennedy Student
"I like Kennedy because it is a fun place to learn. I like PE, REACH & LMC, games on the computer, and recess friends. These are the reasons I like Kennedy and am very happy to be here."
-- Kennedy Student
Remember, you're "At Home At Kennedy Elementary School!"