John F. Kennedy Middle School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 5-8
- Antioch Cluster
- Not Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers before or aftercare
Welcome From the Principal
Welcome back! I am very excited about the school year. Whether you'll be dropping your child off at JFK Middle for the first day of middle school or you're a veteran parent of JFK, the start of a new school year is a time filled with excitement. Our focus is to provide each child with new challenges that will result in a rewarding school experience. We want your child to be happy and successful at JFK, and you play a key role. That
role is to continually show interest in, and to support, your child. A child who knows their family is interested in and supports school programs and staff, will almost always enjoy greater success, and will have fewer problems in school.
JFK is a school where students are supported and encouraged to grow academically, socially and emotionally. I speak on behalf of the entire staff when I say we are excited to have each of you as part of our family.
Working together we will have a wonderful year filled with learning, lifelong relationships and the joys of success and accomplishment. I look forward to meeting and to working with you and your children throughout the year.
2087 Hobson Pike
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)
Interim Principal: Dr. Dorothy Gunn
Interim Assistant Principal: Mary Lou Del Rio
Assistant Principal: Todd Lark
Assistant Principal: Dr. Claire Jasper
Counselor: Diana Baumgardner
Counselor: Dr. Johnetta Mooreland
School Board Representative: Fran Bush
As a STEM school, John F. Kennedy Middle School places a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We practice blended learning, meaning students can be involved in choosing the pace at which they learn through various media. Our students are all offered before- and after-school tutoring, while our Encore program supports gifted students. Our 8th-grade students can earn high school credits in Spanish, Physical Science and Integrated Math.
We offer many exciting extracurricular opportunities. JFK student-athletes can choose from six TSSAA sports, including cheerleading/dance, track and field, and boys’ and girls’ soccer, to name a few. In addition, our students can enjoy activities like band, choir, foreign language clubs, creative writing or book club.
We pride ourselves on being an inviting school for students and their families. We practice restorative justice, a disciplinary mindset based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building and relationship-repairing, that focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment.
John F. Kennedy Middle School also has an active Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) and parent volunteer group. Information is provided at the beginning of each school year on how to become a member of our PTO and who to contact for questions. We offer multiple academic achievement ceremonies and parent luncheons throughout the year, and we hope to welcome you to one soon.
8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
60 minutes for all core classes
60 minutes for related arts courses
45 minutes for Response to Intervention and Enrichment
30 minutes for lunch
20 minutes for daily activity period
John F. Kennedy Middle School is one of our STEAM middle schools. At John F. Kennedy students use STEAM, science technology, engineering, arts and math as access points to the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration). This empowers our students to better understand how their skills fit into our complex world. Learn more about STEAM in MNPS here: mnps.org/steam
School Details & Links
Standard School Attire
Bottoms: Pants, shorts, Capri pants, skirts, skorts or jumpers in navy blue, black or any shade of khaki
Tops: Short or long sleeves and a collar (polo, dress-style with button or turtleneck) in solid colors; all shirts should be properly buttoned
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Before and aftercare
YMCA - Fun Company
English Language classes
Social and Emotional Learning
Anti-bullying training and/or clubs
Cheerleading / Dance
Track and Field
Foreign Language Clubs
National Honor Society
Student Government Association