Jefferson Elementary School

  • Jefferson Elementary School serves 408 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

School Overview

  • Jefferson Elementary School's student population of 408 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jefferson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jefferson Elementary School is 0.41, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#691 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
76%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Jefferson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
4%
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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 IA.
Diversity Score0.410.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jefferson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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