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From “Hoy Dia” to “Today”: Supporting Bilingual Education Students: JFK Magnet Elementary School

A comprehensive Bilingual/ ESL Program of instruction in Spanish, using the same curriculum used in classes taught in English, removes language and achievement barriers for non-native English speaking students. Spanish-speaking students in lower grades receive most of their instruction in Spanish, transitioning to English over time. The number of teachers highly proficient in English and Spanish has risen from three to 23 and dual language proficiency is a key hiring criterion.  Read the transcript of “From ‘Hoy Dia’ to ‘Today'”. Return to the general introduction to JFK Magnet Elementary School. 

Contact Information

Principal Lou Cuglietto
John F. Kennedy Magnet School
40 Olivia Street
Port Chester, NY 10573-2808
Telephone: (914) 934-7990
Web site/URL: http://jfk.portchesterschools.org/home.aspx
E-mail: lcuglietto@portchesterschools.org

Student Demographics

2010-2011 School Year: 725 Students, K – 5 

Black or African American9%
Hispanic or Latino86%
White3%
Asian1%
Two or More Races1%
Student mobility rate during the past year10%
Students with Limited English Proficiency57%
Students eligible for subsidized meals78%
Students Receiving Special Education Services8%