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Thomas Jefferson Jr High School

Public | 7-8 | 632 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 11, 2014

This is a awesome school! They give us many opportunities and have wonderful teachers. Most of the teachers care about you and push you to do your best. They have fun activities and sports. One of my favorite memories of my time at JJH were the bragging rights game and the Ironman challenge!! I wish i could go back!!


Posted November 27, 2013

I attended this school. All the teachers are great and caring people. I love that school and everyone in it even the students are kindhearted. You make friends there very easy.


Posted August 7, 2012

I have had 2 children attend and graduate from this school. My husband and I love the teachers, the principal and all the involvement from the caring staff. Our youngest child is a current student at Jefferson Junior High. We all look forward to this coming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

Great teachers, but many of the students appear to be gang members/bullies/etc. Fine if your student doesn't follow the crowd and doesn't get into any fights.


Posted April 22, 2009

I go to Jefferson Junior High and I love it there. The teachers are great. The teachers DO NOT base their students on a popularity level, nor do they discriminate against them. Everyone is treated equal and pushed to do their best. I came from a school with tiny hallways with barley enough room to get around, JJH has hallways big enough to get to class on time and not feel closterphobic. Extracerricular activities are great they have a viraty of stuff to do. Like homework club, diffrent sports like flag football, softball, in the winter ping pong. And so much more! The fighting has gone down. After the first few weeks of school the fighting is down to a minimal. Saying at theast 2 or 3 times a week is an exageration. JJH just got new lockers in the hallways as well as in the locker rooms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

Before I attented JJH I thought I was going to have the time of my life. I now wish I could leave this place. Teachers base students on popularity levels. If a student is clearly unpopular teachers ignore and descriminate them. Passing periods are way to short and lockers are way to small. Maybe 5 inches wide! And what's with staying one minutes after the bell rings!?!? Well other than that...kids at this school are not trusted. Basically alot of kids that attend here are low-class and we have a fight atleast 3 times a week. I'm concerned for my own safety everyday I attend here. The counceler says you can talk to her, but she's not friendly and isn't trustworthy. I wouldn't tell her a detail of my life even if she was the last person on Earth. Despite all of that, our sports teams are incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

I have gone to Jefferson, and this is a great academic school, but their is a couple fights every week. They are also very good at their curricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black38%
Asian72%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial42%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income43%
Non-low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female78%
Male55%
Black51%
Asian80%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income55%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners24%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black66%
Asian95%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income72%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)51%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners48%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black29%
Asian77%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income43%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female78%
Male57%
Black22%
Asian87%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income51%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 51%
Hispanic 24% 23%
Black 18% 18%
Asian 7% 4%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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