PROFICIENCY 60% 58% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
40%Anaheim Union High
39%La Palma

John F. Kennedy High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Anaheim Union High" in La Palma, CA. There are a total of 2,373 students and 82 teachers at John F. Kennedy High, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 873 free lunch students and 273 reduced lunch students.

John F. Kennedy High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 60.0%, which is 58% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch873
Reduced lunch273


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment528
Taking some courses522
Taking some courses (not tests)15
Passing some courses375
Passing no courses141

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At John F. Kennedy High, there are a total of 528 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 522 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School45%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School75%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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John F. Kennedy High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 21.0% 12.2% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 3.8% 2.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 32.2% 15.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 35.5% 64.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.8% 3.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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La Palma demographics profile

StatisticLa PalmaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)7,86823291
Median age36.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%52%55%
Speak English45%56%79%
Speak Spanish29%29%13%

Education level achieved in La Palma

IndexLa PalmaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade80.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school79.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
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