Thomas Jefferson High School

4248 South 288th St,

Auburn, WA, 98001-

Tel: (253)945-5600
Grades: 9-12

1,792 students

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 more than the state average of 0.59. 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 0.59
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 22,442 969
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 $12 MM
Federal Way   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $254 MM $11 MM
Federal Way   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,640 $12,260
Federal Way   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,332 $11,231
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)
 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
  • 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

School Reviews

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
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.