Thomas Jefferson High School

Thomas Jefferson High School serves 902 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Thomas Jefferson High School operates within the Richmond City School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 902 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 902 students
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Thomas Jefferson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Thomas Jefferson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Thomas Jefferson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
Thomas Jefferson High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
76%
23%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
19%
52%
Thomas Jefferson High School White Students (1993-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Thomas Jefferson High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.39 0.42
Thomas Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
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.
47%
33%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
4%
6%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,775 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,168 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,269 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Richmond City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
4
Number of Students Managed 23,775 3,815
Richmond City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 79%
Richmond City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $326 MM $42 MM
Richmond City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $328 MM $42 MM
Richmond City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,168 $10,576
Richmond City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,269 $10,658
Richmond City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • RichmondAlbert Hill Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 478 students3400 Patterson Ave
    RichmondVA 23221
    (804)780-6107
    0.76-8478
  • RichmondMary Munford Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 529 students211 Westmoreland St
    RichmondVA 23226
    (804)780-6267
    0.9PK-5529
  • RichmondRichmond Day Reporting Center
    Alternative School
    0.9 miles3018 West Clay St
    RichmondVA 23230
    (804)367-6193
    0.9n/a
  • RichmondRichmond Technical Center
    Vocational School
    1.1 miles | Grades: 9-122020 Westwood Ave
    RichmondVA 23230
    (804)780-6237
    1.19-12n/a
  • RichmondWilliam Fox Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 572 students2300 Hanover Ave
    RichmondVA 23220
    (804)780-6259
    1.5PK-5572

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