• John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

    200 Washington Avenue

    Iselin, N.J.  08830

    (732) 602-8650    Fax (732) 634-1112

    C.E.E.B. # 310581

     

    Administration:                                                       Guidance:

    Paul Postorino, Principal                                           Bryan Wilson, Director of Guidance

    Steve Caroscio, Vice Principal                                   Tracy Blauvelt, School Counselor

    Sherry Wandras, Vice Principal                                  Alison Kirk, School Counselor

                                                                                  Beth Short, School Counselor                                                                     

                                                                                  Tara Pasquale, School Counselor                                                                                      

     

    School Profile

    School

    John F. Kennedy Memorial High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school accredited by the State of New Jersey and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. We were given the prestigious 2005 – 2006 Governor’s School of Excellence Award.  We have been honored as a New Jersey State Leader School and as a National Service-Learning Leader School, for which we have received re-certification.  We were also recognized as a Best Practice School for Citizenship/Character Education, for Language Arts Literacy. In 2011, New Jersey Monthly magazine’s annual ranking of top high schools in New Jersey ranked J.F.K. Memorial High School as 1th in the state when compared to schools with equivalent socioeconomic status.  Our school is comprised of 1345 students, and is staffed by 150 faculty members.

     

    Community

    Woodbridge Township is one of the largest communities in Middlesex County and one of the largest suburban school districts in New Jersey.  Located approximately twenty-five miles from New York City, it includes the neighborhood communities of Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, Sewaren and Woodbridge proper.

     

    There are approximately 13,500 students in sixteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and three high schools, Colonia, John F. Kennedy Memorial and Woodbridge.

     

     Curriculum                                                                            

    Classes meet for 85-minute periods                                        

    5 times per week, 20 credits per semester on a                      

    4X4 block schedule.                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                      

    Class Rank                                                                              

    Rank is calculated at the conclusion of the                              

    2nd semester of junior year, and at the                                                                   

    conclusion of 2nd semester of senior year. Final 

    rank will be computed on all subjects.  Weighting  

    factor for A.P. and accelerated classes is used.                  

     

    Grading System

    Grade   Range       Grade   Range

    A+        98-100        C+      80-82

    A          95-97          C        77-79

    A-         92-94          C-       74-76

    B          86-88          D+      71-73

    B-         83-85          D        68-70

    B+        89-91          D-       65-67

              F     64 & Below

                                                                   

    Mean S.A.T. scores 2018/2019                  

     .          ERW- 560

                Math- 597

     

                   Mean ACT scores 2018/19

     Eng.-23.4    Math-25.2    Reading 24.3    Science 23.2

     

     Track                                                                                              

    AP - Advanced Placement

    H- Honors  

    C - College Level                                                                                                                   

    R - Superior and Honors                                                         

    S - Average                                                                               

             

     

    Class of 2018 – Graduation Data                                                                                                                                          

    4-Year College - 57%

    2-Year College -31%

    Other Post-Secondary School - 2%

    Employment/Undecided - 7%

    Military - 2%

     

     Grade Point Average                                                             

     Calculated non-weighted on a 4.30 scale for all classes.           

     The highest GPA in this class is 4.16.                                           

     

                                    

     Advanced Placement Courses

    World History II, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, United States Gov’t Policy,  English Literature, English Language, Psychology, Studio 2-D, Physics, Biology (Cellular Biology and Genetics, Biology and Evolution of Organisms), Chemistry, Environmental Science, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics , Macroeconomics, and Computer Science. (19)

     

    Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)

    Introduction to Financial Accounting (4 credits), American History (5 credits), Foundation of Human Behavior (3 credits) and Practice Academic Writing (3 credits).

     

     Student Body

    Kennedy’s student body is rich with diversity. The first languages spoken at home in order of frequency are:

                     English    69%        Urdu        5%     Tagalog    1%      Portuguese    1%

                     Gujarati     6%        Hindi        3%     Polish       1%      Telagu            1%

                     Spanish     6%        Punjabi    3%     Chinese   1%       Other              3%

     

     

     Graduation Requirements – Class of 2019

    All students must complete a minimum of 125 credits (40 credits per year) which include the following:  Four years of English, four years of Physical Education and Health, three years of Math including Algebra I, Geometry or its equivalent, World History and Cultures, U.S. History I and II, three years of Science including Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Environmental Science, one year of a World Language, one year of Practical Arts, Fine or Performing Arts and Personal Finance.  Students must also pass the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment.

     

    All science classes are lab sciences.

     

     Athletics

    Baseball (B), Basketball (B&G), Bowling (B&G), Cheerleading (G), Cross Country (B&G),  Football (B), Golf (B), Soccer (B&G), Softball (G),Tennis (B&G), Track (B&G), Wrestling (B)

    Volleyball (B&G), Swimming (B&G) and Ice Hockey (B)

     

     Extra Curricular Activities

    Student Council, The Torch (newspaper), Camelot (yearbook), Pegasus (literary magazine), National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, Engineering Club, Science Club, Key Club, FCCLA, Senior Class Play, Peer Leadership, International Club, Color Guard, Chorus, Concert Choir, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, FBLA, Japanese Club, Math Academic Club, Science Honor Society, Science Olympiad  Academic Competition , Mock Trial Club, Chess Club, Cricket Club, Weightlifting Club, Environmental Club, and Peer Tutoring

     

     Special Programs

    Gifted & Talented – Academic, Visual Arts, Theater Arts, Music (Middlesex Arts High School)

    Student Advisory Committee