609 Union
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Jefferson City High School serves 1,543 students in grades 9-12.
Jefferson City High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,543 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Jefferson City High School's student population of 1,543 students has declined by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,543 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
116 teachers
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School Rankings

Jefferson City High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson City High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#572 out of 2091 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
20%
15%
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White
66%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
81%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of Jefferson City High School?

The graduation rate of Jefferson City High School is 81%, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend Jefferson City High School?

1,543 students attend Jefferson City High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

66% of Jefferson City High School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Jefferson City High School?

Jefferson City High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does Jefferson City High School offer ?

Jefferson City High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

School Reviews

5   9/3/2020
Small-town feel with the opportunities afforded by large schools. I have an older son that chose the career and tech route and was well served, and a younger son that chose a more traditional route that had a great experience. Like most large schools, if you student is focused on doing well, they will. Teachers and staff were very helpful.
- Posted by Parent - GJes
5   1/17/2018
Both of our children graduated from JCHS and were well-prepared for college. The rigorous AP course offerings made them as competitive with their public education as students who attended private college-prep schools.
- Posted by Parent - parent
5   4/4/2011
This was a great school, despite my own bad experience with other students. This was not the fault of the school, there are bad students everywhere.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - rlwil

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,543 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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