Jefferson Elementary School

200 Hickory Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Jefferson Elementary School serves 262 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Jefferson Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Jefferson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Jefferson Elementary School's student population of 262 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Jefferson Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson Elementary School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#352 out of 2239 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
27%
10%
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Hispanic
47%
29%
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Black
5%
15%
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White
17%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBergenfield Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jefferson Elementary School is Dumont High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Honiss Elementarymiddle School (0.3 miles away)
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