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John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Address: 175 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Main Office: (631) 376-7801
Attendance Office: (631) 376-7875
Fax: (631) 376-7809
Principal: Ms. Denisha Van Liew
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"We are on our way with J.F.K."

John F. Kennedy Elementary School in West Babylon, New York, is a kindergarten through fifth grade public school. The school opened its doors, for the first time in September 1965. The school was named for the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.

Our mission statement reads, "The community of John F. Kennedy Elementary School is committed to encouraging, empowering and engaging children as they are valued, for their individuality, and diverse capabilities. We emphasize the individual needs of the whole child while enhancing learning. We will provide a safe, nurturing learning environment while inspiring children to achieve academic potential as life long learners." The school's motto, "We're On Our Way With J.F.K." was suggested by the students of West Babylon, not long after the building opened.

The JFK staff works as a team to deliver high quality instruction that is aligned with our state learning standards. We are extremely proud of our school which has a well deserved reputation for excellence and friendliness. Please use this website as a resource for you, and your child.


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Contact Information

To contact a teacher, find out the teacher's extension in the Staff Directory. (631) 376-7800, press 9, and then follow with the extension number. If the teacher is not available, leave a message on his/her voice mail.

To report a student absence, call (631) 376-7875


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More Than 1,000 Socks Donated by JFK

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Students and staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School spent the month of October collecting new socks for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. The initiative was spearheaded by members of the school quality team and the student council. Each grade level competed to see who could collect the most socks. While second and third grades were declared the winners, everyone was a winner in the end with 1,149 pairs of socks collected to help the homeless across Long Island. The school also partnered with Bombas sock company. Bombas donated an additional 500 pairs of socks for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.

Date Added: 11/28/2023

Student-Musicians Participate in PEAK

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Fourteen students from the West Babylon School District recently attended the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s Parents, Educators and Kids Festival on Oct. 28 at Northport High School. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to make music along with their parents and teachers. Students participate in this mini-conference alongside a parent, featuring fun and new musical experiences by some of Long Island’s most innovative teachers.

While at the festival, students participated in various workshops, including Ukulele, Drumtastic Drums Alive, Folk Dance, Parachute, Singing Games, World Music Drumming and Fitness. The festival promotes collaboration with students from other school districts across Suffolk County.

Congratulations to the following students: Forest Avenue Elementary School – Harper Higgins-Zito, Brian Mahoney and Grace Rosenberger; John F. Kennedy Elementary School – Dante Brown, Aiden Douglas, Jaylen Hicks and Kelsey Walters; Santapogue Elementary School – Daniel Alvarez, Nisa Demiroglu and Scarlett Staiano; South Bay Elementary School – Margarito Reyes-Fuentes; and Tooker Avenue Elementary School – Aubrey Dunsmore, Daniel Gut and Madelyn Palmese.

Date Added: 11/6/2023

Sock-tober at John F. Kennedy

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Throughout October, John F. Kennedy Elementary School will be collecting new socks to be donated to the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Spearheaded by the school quality team and members of the student council, there’s also a schoolwide competition to see which grade level teams can collect the most socks. In addition, students are encouraged to wear silly socks every Friday in October and in recognition of National Walk to School Day.

Date Added: 10/4/2023