1100 S Hamilton Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Jefferson Alternative High School serves 182 students in grades 6-12.
Jefferson Alternative High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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Jefferson Alternative High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Jefferson Alternative High School's student population of 182 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
182 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (13-14)
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Jefferson Alternative High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson Alternative High School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3335 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
Hispanic
18%
26%
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Black
80%
17%
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White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
21-39%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
21%
27%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 182 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 21-39% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.33 (Btm 50%)

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