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Jefferson High School

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Posted September 28, 2009

Jefferson is a fantastic, diverse school. The teachers and administration are supportive and take exra time to work with students. I have had two sons graduate and this year my daughter will also graduate from Jefferson High. I am proud to say that we have beaten the statistics. We are an example of how a Hispanic, single mother of three children can beat the odds and Its schools like Jefferson who hire positive and caring educators that help make this journey possible and the outcome one of much success!!! Thank you Jefferson High Staff! Keep up the Great Work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

Jefferson is a gem among schools. It is a small school where teachers get to know their students well and work to educate the whole student rather than just preparing them for a test. The average class size is 15 students to 1 teacher. Through grants JHS is also able to offer a wide array of sports and activities. Students find success for life at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 13, 2003

Jefferson is a wonderfully diverse school with a majority of dedicated teachers and students. Its smaller size contributes to better learning and interaction. Jefferson has improved itself despite area distractions and circumstances. It is a safe school that challenges you to think outside societies acceptable boundaries with diversity, innovative programs, and adaptable curriculum
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students9%
Female14%
Male5%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant10%

Reading

All Students42%
Female52%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Writing

All Students21%
Female34%
Male8%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students8%
Female8%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English9%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant8%

Reading

All Students35%
Female40%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Science

All Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Free lunch eligible7%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English10%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant9%

Writing

All Students14%
Female16%
Male10%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
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24%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

15

Graduation rate

70%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 80% 32%
White 13% 56%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2305 Pierce St
Edgewater, CO 80214
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