John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore, New York)

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Bellmore JFK High School
Coordinates40°39′04″N 73°31′30″W / 40.65111°N 73.52500°W / 40.65111; -73.52500Coordinates: 40°39′04″N 73°31′30″W / 40.65111°N 73.52500°W / 40.65111; -73.52500
TypePublic school
PrincipalGerard Owenburg (head) Assistant Principals - Marie Netto, Jon LaRochester, and Vincent Pisano
Faculty79.1 FTEs[1]
Enrollment1,119 (2016-17)[2]
Student to teacher ratio15.0:1[1]
Color(s)Dartmouth green and gray/silver
Nobel laureatesPaul Krugman (2008)

John F. Kennedy High School is a public high school located in Bellmore, New York. It is one of three high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

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.[1]

The school is open during normal school months. Its newspaper is the Cougar Crier.[3] In local athletics, this school is referred to as Bellmore JFK to avoid confusion with the nearby Plainview JFK.[citation needed] Actress Priyanka Chopra did not attend this school, but went to one of the same name in Iowa.


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.[citation needed]

Bellmore JFK is known for its men and women's volleyball teams.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

The Official Alumni Association of the high school is called: Bellmore JFK ALumni, Inc. The link to the website is here. Link to Alumni that have been inducted to the JFK Hall of Fame is here.


  1. ^ a b c School data for John F Kennedy High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "JOHN F KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Cougar Crier On-Line Archived 2010-05-18 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Bellmore JFK Alumni, Inc.