Thomas Jefferson High School

Thomas Jefferson High School serves 922 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Thomas Jefferson High School operates within the Richmond City Public s School District.
The school district's 52% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 922 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 922 students
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Thomas Jefferson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Thomas Jefferson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Thomas Jefferson High School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Thomas Jefferson High School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
79%
25%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black (1994-2012)
White
16%
53%
Thomas Jefferson High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Thomas Jefferson High School Sch Ethnicity Thomas Jefferson High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.35 0.64
Thomas Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
32%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,675 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 52% over five years.
School District Name Richmond City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
48
6
Number of Students Managed 25,675 3,669
Richmond City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 52% 77%
Richmond City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $338 MM $43 MM
Richmond City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $326 MM $42 MM
Richmond City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,583 $11,282
Richmond City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,076 $11,065
Richmond City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Richmond Technical Center (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Albert Hill Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Munford Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Richmond Albert Hill Middle School
    3400 Patterson Ave
    Richmond , VA , 23221
    (804)780-6107
    0.7  mi  |  506  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Richmond Richmond Day Reporting Center
    Alternative School
    3018 West Clay St
    Richmond , VA , 23230
    (804)367-6193
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Richmond Mary Munford Elementary School
    211 Westmoreland Ave
    Richmond , VA , 23226
    (804)780-6267
    0.9  mi  |  548  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Richmond Richmond Technical Center
    Vocational School
    2020 Westwood Ave
    Richmond , VA , 23230
    (804)780-6237
    Vocational School
    1.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Richmond William Fox Elementary School
    2300 Hanover Ave
    Richmond , VA , 23220
    (804)780-6259
    1.5  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 23, 2011 - THIS SCHOOL HAS BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO WILL BE A JUNIOR - Posted by Parent

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.