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Jefferson Central School

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Posted May 7, 2012

We are terribly disappointed in this school. Having come from another district, this school is so far behind. My son is doing math that he learned two years ago. There is no concern on the part of his teacher that they are behind. All of my concerns have been met with apathy. The communication level is extremely low. There are very few opportunities for those who are not interested in the one sport offered each season. We will be leaving the district, and our home as soon as possible to get a better education system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

This school is one of the best schools that i have ever been to and i still have one year left with my teachers Mrs. Moller mrs hannigan and mrs jory.


Posted June 16, 2011

As a graduate from JCS I have also had success in college and in my career. academics are certainly adequate. The small school has it's advantages, however there are drawbacks as well. Children of teachers are favored over others, and some students are labeled and are unable to escape that label for most or all of their high school career.


Posted June 27, 2010

As a prior student at JCS, I have to admit this school sets the students up for success! Most students have the opportunity to play 3-4 sports, participate in chorus, band and jazz band, develop leadership skills as a class officer or student body officer and much more. My peers have become engineers, pilots, Military Officers, journalists, entrepreneurs, and most of them actually performed better in college than in high school, which I view as a testament to how competitive the school was. Graduates at the top of the class have not had problems getting into schools like Harvard, West Point, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy, NYU, Wake Forest or many other highly regarded academic institutions. The one flaw with any small school is that there can be a big difference between classes. One or two bad eggs can ruin a small class of 20 students. Jefferson rarely has this problem.


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
30%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students65%
Female45%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female54%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Earth Science

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

English

All Students82%
Female85%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Global History and Geography

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 98% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Hispanic 2 0% 23%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 149%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 14%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 7%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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1332 St Rt 10
Jefferson, NY 12093
Phone: (607) 652-7821

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