Thomas Jefferson High School

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Academics
1/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Reading
66%
State avg: 79%
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Science
69%
State avg: 80%
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Math
71%
State avg: 83%
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College readiness
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AP course participation
7%
State avg: 9%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
100%
State avg: 65%
SAT/ACT participation rate
48%
State avg: 36%
2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
1/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Very concerning:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling far behind other students in the state, and this school may have large achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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White
74%
Hispanic
17%
Black
4%
Two or more races
4%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Asian
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
17 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
308 :1
State avg: 409 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
85%
State avg: 90%
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4 0
3 0
2 1
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Last modified: June 28, 2017
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