John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore, New York)
|Bellmore JFK High School|
|Principal||Gerard Owenburg (head) Assistant Principals - Marie Netto, Jon LaRochester, and Vincent Pisano|
|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. 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.
Bellmore JFK is known for its men and women's volleyball teams.
- Tim Canova, politician and law professor
- Doug Ellin, creator of Entourage
- Paul Feinman (born 1960), New York State Court of Appeals judge
- Amy Fisher, convicted of the 1992 shooting of wife of her lover
- Bill Freiberger, Emmy-nominated writer and producer of The Simpsons, The PJs, and Drawn Together
- Jonathon Groubert (born 1965), three-time Jeopardy! champion in 2017
- Michael Kors (born 1959), fashion designer
- Paul Krugman (born 1953), economist, Princeton University Professor, and columnist for The New York Times, Nobel Prize in economics
- Steve Levy (born 1965), host of ESPN SportsCenter
- Scott Lipsky (born 1981), tennis player
- Daryl Palumbo, vocalist of Glassjaw and vocalist for Head Automatica
- Noah Rubin (born 1996), tennis player
- Adam Schefter, ESPN football analyst
- Jason Smilovic, writer and producer
- Laurence Traiger (born 1956), composer and musicologist
Bellmore JFK Alumni, Inc. http://www.bellmorejfkalumni.org/
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