John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore, New York)
|John F. Kennedy High School|
|Principal||Lorraine Poppe (head) Assistant Principals - Jon LaRochester, Gerard Owenburg, and Vincent Pisano|
|Enrollment||1,189 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.0:1|
|Color(s)||Dartmouth green and gray/silver|
|Nobel laureates||Paul Krugman (2008)|
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,189 students and 79.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.0:1. There were 56 students (4.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 7 (0.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The school is open during normal school months. Its newspaper is the Cougar Crier. In local athletics, this school is referred to as Bellmore JFK to avoid confusion with the nearby Plainview JFK.
There are four other schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District: Wellington C. Mepham High School, Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Merrick Avenue Middle School, and Grand Avenue Middle School. About 6,050 students are enrolled at the school district, with approximately 1,200 students in each school.
Bellmore JFK is known for its men and women's volleyball teams.
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- Bill Freiberger, Emmy-nominated writer and producer of The Simpsons, The PJs, and Drawn Together
- Michael Kors, fashion designer
- Paul Krugman, economist, Princeton University Professor, and columnist for The New York Times, Nobel Prize in economics.
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- Scott Lipsky (born 1981), tennis player
- Mike Martin (born 1991), graphics producer of ESPN SportsCenter
- Daryl Palumbo, vocalist of Glassjaw and vocalist for Head Automatica
- Noah Rubin (born 1996), tennis player
- Adam Schefter, ESPN football analyst
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