Jefferson Elementary School

  • Jefferson Elementary School serves 530 students in grades 5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Jefferson Elementary School's student population of 530 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5
Total Students530 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jefferson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jefferson Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1180 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jefferson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jefferson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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Asian
9%
10%
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Hispanic
26%
27%
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Black
45%
16%
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White
19%
45%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jefferson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.690.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jefferson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTownship of Union School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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