John F. Kennedy High School (New York City)
John F. Kennedy High School is a four-year comprehensive New York City public high school, located at 99 Terrace View Avenue, in the Marble Hill section of the Bronx, on the border with Manhattan. The school serves grades 9–12 and is operated by the New York City Department of Education. The school is known in New York for its football and basketball teams.
John F. Kennedy opened its doors in 1972. In the 1980s and 1990s, JFK was known as one of the most dangerous schools in New York City but that did not affect the school's popularity, as attendance reached six thousand in the mid-1990s. In New York, the school is well known for its sports programs. Nicknamed the Knights of the Red Flaming Torch, they have won numerous championships in basketball, football, volleyball, gymnastics, and track and field.
Students get accepted to top universities and the graduation rate is nearing 80 percent.
Four other specialty schools, established in 2004, are collocated on the JFK campus:
- Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy
- Bronx School of Law and Finance
- Bronx Theatre High School
- Marble Hill High School for International Studies
- New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science
- "Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "Bronx School of Law and Finance". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "Bronx Theatre High School". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "Marble Hill High School for International Studies". New York City Department of Education. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
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