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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 24, 2013

This is a small neighborhood school where everybody knows each other. The teachers are all awesome!! My child feels safe and secure and that makes me feel great! I am so glad to have Jefferson as our elementary school. Go Patriots!!!


Posted July 23, 2013

Jefferson Elementary is an incredible school. There is a wonderful feeling of community and high level of parental involvment. My son is very happy there and tells everyone he loves his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

My daughter attends Jefferson and she is only in Pre-K but she is already prepared for Kindergarten. Everyday she comes home with enthusiasm from learning and she excited for the next day. I am very much pleased with this school and its wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

I absolutely love this school. Because my children are always in a nurturing enviromnment they love learning. Each year their teachers seem to make them more and more enthused about learning. This school is perfect. The only thing I wish they would implement is a uniform policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

There is no school like Jefferson. The amount of involvement from the parents and teachers make a huge difference for the children here. You can read more about it on the pta web site: <a href='http://www.jeffersonlr.org/'>School Web Site</a>.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

This school is good, but I guess I don't love it as much as some people. My children are happy there, but I think discipline is lacking in some areas and my oldest child could stand to be challenged more. I wish they had more available after school activities and I wish the PTA was more all-inclusive to make all socio-economic classes feel comfortable participating. The meetings should be in the evening, not the middle of the day. This would allow more people to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My husband and I absolutely love this school. Our son has been there three years and our daughter will start in the fall. Jefferson is outstanding with their academics as well as the parent involvement. It is one of the few remaining 'Neighborhood' schools. Our children are able to walk or ride their bikes in to school everyday. Even if you are driving them in you get a since of community and everyone greets you with a smile. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences with his teachers and all have been very patient and understanding that every child learns differently. If you are considering private school and are in the Jefferson district, save that $$ for college, we would pay for our children to attend Jefferson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

The level of parental involvement is amazing at Jefferson. The teachers average time at the school is, I believe, 15 years. They come, they stay, they bring their children. This is a true neighborhood school that encourages neighborhood involvement. The PTA is unsurpassed in their activity and dedication. I can not say enough about Jefferson or it's teachers. One of my favorite things is the Kinder
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

This is one of the best schools in the area. The teachers are very involved as well as the students. Although I do think that the teachers and the principlal stick so close to the curriculum that they stifle childrens creativity. The art program is awesome and the teacher has something that she calls the mer-mobile. It's a car that the kids can paint on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

I would like other parents to know that Jefferson Elem. is a family school for our children to learn and to be apart as well as playing a part.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 64%
Black 19% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2600 North McKinley St
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 447-5000

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