John F. Kennedy Middle School

A learning community of stars

A learning community of stars

At a Glance

  • Serves grades 5-8
  • Antioch Cluster
  • Not Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome From the Principal

Shavon Davis-Louis  Principal

Shavon Davis-Louis

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.


Contact Information

2087 Hobson Pike
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Shavon Davis-Louis
Assistant Principal: Todd Lark
Assistant Principal: Dr. Claire Jasper
Counselor: Diana Baumgardner
Counselor: Dr. Johnetta Mooreland
School Board Representative: Fran Bush




School Description

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.


School Hours

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

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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:


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

  • Tutoring

  • English Language classes

  • Social and Emotional Learning

  • Anti-bullying training and/or clubs

  • Restorative Justice


  • Basketball

  • Boys' Soccer

  • Cheerleading / Dance

  • Football

  • Girls' Soccer

  • Girls' Volleyball

  • Track and Field

Extracurricular activities:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Beta Club

  • Book Club

  • Choir

  • Cheerleading

  • Creative Writing

  • Foreign Language Clubs

  • Intramurals

  • National Honor Society

  • Newspaper

  • Recycling

  • Robotics

  • Science Club

  • Student Government Association

  • Publix