Thomas Jefferson High School

Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,792 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Thomas Jefferson High School operates within the Federal Way School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1792 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,792 students
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 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 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 0.89. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 19:1
Thomas Jefferson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
19%
7%
Thomas Jefferson High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
20%
20%
Thomas Jefferson High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
8%
5%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black (1988-2012)
White
41%
60%
Thomas Jefferson High School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.74 0.89
Thomas Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
38%
37%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
10%
7%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,442 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Federal Way School District
Number of Schools
Managed
49
4
Number of Students Managed 22,442 1,006
Federal Way   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 64% 77%
Federal Way   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $239 MM n/a
Federal Way   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $254 MM n/a
Federal Way   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,640 $0
Federal Way   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,332 $0
Federal Way   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Technology Access Foundation Academy (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Kilo Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Valhalla Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Auburn Valhalla Elementary School
    27847 42nd Av South
    Auburn , WA , 98001
    (253)945-4300
    0.6  mi  |  533  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Auburn Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Camelot Elementary School
    4041 South 298th
    Auburn , WA , 98001
    (253)945-2500
    0.6  mi  |  326  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kent Star Lake Elementary School
    4014 South 270th
    Kent , WA , 98031
    (253)945-4007
    1.1  mi  |  470  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Auburn Meredith Hill Elementary School
    5830 South 300th St
    Auburn , WA , 98001
    (253)945-3200
    1.2  mi  |  395  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Auburn Lake Dolloff Elementary School
    4200 South 308th St
    Auburn , WA , 98001
    (253)945-2803
    1.2  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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