Jefferson County High School

  • Jefferson County High School serves 357 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Jefferson County High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Jefferson County High School's student population of 357 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students357 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Jefferson County High School
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Jefferson County High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Jefferson County High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Jefferson County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Jefferson County High School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank#804 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Jefferson County High School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jefferson County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jefferson County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Jefferson County High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
99%
48%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Jefferson County High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
44%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jefferson County High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.020.58
Graduation Rate85-89%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Jefferson County High School and public school graduation rate of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jefferson County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jefferson County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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