John F. Kennedy
Middle School

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Special Education

If you have a child transitioning from 5th to 6th grade in special education, take a look at the FAQs. Entering 6th Grade: special (education) edition video.

Mission Statement

Students engage in a range of educational experiences to become informed, adaptive, problem solvers who effectively communicate, rise to challenges, and are committed to improve themselves and their communities.

About Kennedy Middle School

John F. Kennedy Middle School is located on a campus of 11.2 acres of property in the southern section of Southington. The school, which was built in 1964, has forty-eight classrooms, a library-media center, cafeteria, auditorium, and gymnasium. Areas designated for instruction in the Unified Arts include two laboratories for family and consumer science, three for technology education, two for computer instruction and two for art.

At JFK, seventy five certified and twenty four classified staff serve the needs of close to 800 students. In addition to this, a very active parent-teacher organization and school volunteer program help to support our school community's efforts.

Our learning programs integrate language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world language, art, music, technology education, family and consumer science, and physical education. Each of these learning areas is reviewed and revised continuously. Students with interest in vocal or instrumental music may participate in our band, chorus, or orchestral programs. There are programs for students with identified learning needs, that provide a broad spectrum of supports from resource classes in core content areas to fully supported inclusion classes. An integral part of inclusion supports include collaborative teaching in several content areas of each grade level. Our school counselors, school psychologist and social worker provide supports for all students academic, social and emotional needs.

Many opportunities for enrichment are fostered at JFK, which include clubs for students interested in drama, art, reading, writing, and our JFK yearbook. We have clubs for students interested in the environment, skiing, as well as homework club, builder's club and several others.

JFK offers a variety of interscholastic sports for girls and boys. Academic excellence, leadership and good citizenship are encouraged and recognized through the honor roll, students of the month, National Junior Honor Society, Peer Advocates, and many achievement celebrations. Community service is encouraged for all students at JFK and through participation in many of our clubs. Student performance as reported on the state's School Profile and Performance Report, includes not only test results but data on other aspects such as student attendance and physical fitness. The staff is proud to note that Kennedy Middle School students consistently demonstrate significant growth as measured by the Smarter Balance Assessment. We continue to strengthen our community partnerships in order to enhance all aspects of our student's experiences at JFK, who generously provide financial assistance and services to help enhance opportunities for students.

Anonymous Safety Tip Line

The Southington Board of Education's continued effort to provide a safe environment for all will now include an anonymous safety tip line - click here for more information.

WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Southington Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Non-discrimination Statement.

Special Needs Registry

The Town of Southington in conjunction with the Commission of DisAbilities has established a Special Needs Registry at the Southington Police Department dispatch center to assist residents with special needs in the event of emergency or evacuation. Special needs flyer


We have made every reasonable attempt to insure that our web pages are educationally sound and do not contain links to any questionable material or anything that can be deemed in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy. Furthermore, The Southington Board of Education cannot control and is not responsible for any material available on the Internet or the World Wide Web.


Richard Terino, Principal
Jennifer Uccello, Secretary

Susanne Vitcavage, Asst. Principal
Karen Longo, Secretary

1071 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-628-3275
Nurse: 860-628-3275 x14013
Fax: 860-628-3404

School Hours

Regular Day:
8:05 - 2:40

Planned Early Dismissal:
8:05 - 12:45

Parents & Students

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