Jefferson County Public Schools

There are 24 public schools in Jefferson County, Illinois, serving 5,987 students.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois state average of 50%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the state average of 15:1.

Jefferson County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • Belle RiveBelle Rive Attendance Center
    601 South Gum St
    Belle RiveIL62810
    78 students | Gr. KG-3
  • Mount VernonBenjamin Franklin Early Education Center
    500 Harrison St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    327 students | Gr. PK
  • Mount Vernon
    Bethel Grade School
    1201 Bethel Rd
    Mount VernonIL62864
    160 students | Gr. PK-8
  • BlufordBluford Elementary School
    901 6th St
    306 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Mount VernonDodds Elementary School
    14975 East Bakerville Rd
    Mount VernonIL62864
    112 students | Gr. KG-8
  • BlufordFarrington Elementary School
    20941 East Divide Rd
    62 students | Gr. KG-8
  • TexicoField Elementary School
    21075 North Hails Ln
    294 students | Gr. PK-8
  • InaIna Community Consolidated School
    511 South Elm St
    99 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Mount VernonJ L Buford Intermediate Ed Center
    623 South 34th St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    299 students | Gr. 4-5
  • Mount Vernon
    Mcclellan Elementary School
    9475 North Il Hwy 148
    Mount VernonIL62864
    47 students | Gr. KG-8
  • Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon High School
    320 South 7th St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    1262 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Mount Vernon
    Mt Vernon Alternative School
    Alternative School
    1714 Broadway St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    Alternative School
    49 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Mount Vernon
    Mt Vernon Area Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    320 South 7th St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    Vocational School


     students | Gr. 11-12
  • Mount Vernon
    Mt Vernon District 80 Primary Center
    401 North 30th St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    666 students | Gr. KG-3
  • Mount Vernon
    Oakland Education Center
    Special Education School
    1722 Oakland Ave
    Mount VernonIL62864
    Special Education School
    7 students | Gr. 2-12
  • OpdykeOpdyke Attendance Center
    19830 East Fourth St
    99 students | Gr. 4-8
  • DixRome Community Consolidated Elementary School
    233 West South St
    338 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Mount VernonSummersville Grade School
    1118 Fairfield Rd
    Mount VernonIL62864
    284 students | Gr. PK-8
  • WaltonvilleWaltonville Grade School
    802 West Knob St
    269 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Waltonville
    Waltonville High School
    804 West Knob St
    106 students | Gr. 9-12
  • BlufordWebber Township High School
    310 South Elm St
    128 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WoodlawnWoodlawn Community High School
    300 North Central St
    185 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Woodlawn
    Woodlawn School
    301 South Central St
    354 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Mount VernonZadok Casey Middle School
    1829 Broadway St
    Mount VernonIL62864
    456 students | Gr. 6-8

County Statistics

About Jefferson County County Statistics (IL) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 38,373 people 12,309,604 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 18% 24%
Median Household Income $47,368 $51,389
Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Jefferson County, IL public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is lower than the Illinois average of 0.66. The most diverse school district in Jefferson County is Harmony Science Academy School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or in the USA.