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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 758 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $86,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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Posted September 18, 2013

i really enjoy the new school . my daughter is in 3rd & my little brother is in 1st & they love it! only thing is we needa playground
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

Great school! Both of my kids went there with very few problems and a great deal of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

Things didn't go so well the 1st week and I was worried about that but I requested a different teacher and after that everything went smoothly. She had a wonderful school year, she was in the talent show, we went to movie night, she was a star student, gifted and talented, super reader. My daughter is a talker and likes to brag and Mrs. Malmin would give her time to get in front of the class and say what she wanted to say. She had a great relationship with her. Mrs. Maxwell the 3rd/4th gd teacher received a golden apple award, she started animal science there and was also in charge of the talent show, very nice lady. They have a wonderful, friendly principal, all the teachers greet you. I couldn't have asked for a better school year. Truly sad about relocating to Houston. I definitely recommend sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

My child has loved going to school at Jefferson. The teachers are caring and have high expectations. We are moving next year and very sad to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

I think Jefferson is an awesome school with great teachers. They are dedicted to the students and want them to be succesful. The administration and office staff knows all the children by name and treats them all kindly regardless of economic status or behavior issues. It has been rewarding to know that my children not only received a great education at Jefferson, but were truly loved and respected by the teachers and staff as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

Jefferson has been a great place to educate children for many years. I feel that the teacher morale is a little low and there are still some teachers there that need to improve. Change is difficult and TISD as a whole is slow to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

Jefferson is a wonderful neighborhood school that exudes warmth and friendliness to all families. It is a racially diverse campus where children see each other as friends. It has myriad opportunities for parent involvement, and the PTO has continued to experience growth over the past 3 years. The FOCUS program provides after-school extra-curricular activities for working parents. The Science Lab and Brain Builders programs provide stimulus for budding minds, and the Special Ed teachers are great. Character Traits are given special attention, and Star Students are recognized. My husband attended school at Jefferson, so we knew our children would go there when we moved back from Austin. We strongly support neighborhood schools - and Jefferson is one of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

The new principal took over early last year. The school has been on a constant decline ever since. Several parents have moved their children to other schools, and even other districts. The school board recognizes that there is a problem, however 'cannot identify the cause.' This is sad because there are several extremely good teachers here. Recently some computer equipment was stolen during working hours. This raises some serious security questions.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 89% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female71%
Male83%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students72%
Female60%
Male85%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented89%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male72%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students80%
Female75%
Male86%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students68%
Female60%
Male78%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female49%
Male65%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female63%
Male67%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female69%
Male58%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education60%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented88%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female51%
Male59%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted52%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 52%
White 24% 29%
Black 23% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 19%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • ELIZABETH GINIEWICZ
Fax number
  • (254) 215-5545

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2616 North 3rd Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 215-5505

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