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Jefferson Middle School

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Posted February 25, 2010

I traveled often with a large corporation. I had the opportunity to send my children to many schools and this school is the worst. I haven't even met the principle Carol McCloy yet. My daughter has been bullied just about everyday she has attended school. I have her report cards from all of her previous schools and her grades were A's and A+ durning those years. Her first report card from Jefferson she got all C-'s. Mr Luna please take note of this because this is a direct reflection on you. The Principle, Vice Principle close theirs eyes to everything that happens in the school. Like the teachers they come in everyday to collect a pay check. Mr. Luna open your eyes before you lose your job. There are a lot of great teachers out there just waiting for a chance to teach a child and give them an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

This school has a few superior teachers, ones who want the most from a student. Who ask for respect and keep the standards high. My child excels in school and wants a challenge, she was challenged more at Wilson and some of what she has been taught in middle school is what she learned in Elementary. I truly wish the school guidelines were followed closely and parents utilized more, in hopes to support the teachers and allow them to teach at a higher level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2007

Coming from a school that I now feel was superb this school is low on my rating list. It has very low test scores. Very high poverty level in the school. The prominent language used is not english but spanish. There are gang problems at this school. Racial problems as well. A very small school. I sometimes feel that the teachers are just trying to keep them busy, and not really teaching them. Lots of just 'busy work'. I never hear anything from the school. Thier comunication with me in 0. Never any papers sent home and definatly no phone calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

This school is ok but the principal and teachers should do alittle more when kids get in trouble or when a student is getting bullied.
—Submitted by a student


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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)41%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special education8%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)41%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students64%
Female72%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female25%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Migrant27%

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Migrant17%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)82%
Migrant100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 16%
White 37% 78%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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