609 Union
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Jefferson City High School serves 2,484 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 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Jefferson City High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Jefferson City High School's student population of 2,484 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 174 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,484 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
174 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 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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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
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
17%
16%
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White
69%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Graduation Rate
81%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,484 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49 (Top 20%)

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