Jefferson Elementary School

801 Jefferson Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Jefferson Elementary School serves 673 students in grades 4-6.
Jefferson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Jefferson Elementary School's student population of 673 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-6
Total Students673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

Jefferson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2778 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
84%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.290.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharleston CUSD 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jefferson Elementary School is Charleston High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Charleston Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carl Sandburg Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charleston Mark Twain Elementary School
    Grades: PK-K | 199 students
    0.7 miles
    1021 13th St
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-8000
    0.7 PK-K 199
  • Charleston Charleston Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 405 students
    0.8 miles
    920 Smith Dr
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-6000
    0.8 7-8 405
  • Charleston Charleston High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 803 students
    1.0 miles
    1615 Lincoln Ave
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-5000
    1 9-12 803
  • Charleston Carl Sandburg Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 1-3 | 516 students
    1.6 miles
    1924 Reynolds Dr
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-4000
    1.6 1-3 516
  • Ashmore Ashmore Elementary School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 113 students
    8.5 miles
    Po Box 219
    Ashmore, IL 61912
    (217) 349-3000
    8.5 K-4 113

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