Jefferson High School

4145 Samuelson Rd
Rockford, IL 61109
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Jefferson High School serves 1,680 students in grades 9-12.
Jefferson High 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 10% (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 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Jefferson High School's student population of 1,680 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,680 students
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Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
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School Comparison

Jefferson High 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 High School is 0.69, which is more 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
#3222 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
44%
26%
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Black
22%
17%
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White
26%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.68
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Graduation Rate
77%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
3%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockford 205 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jefferson High School is Rockford East High School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bernard W Flinn Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Arthur Froberg Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockford Arthur Froberg Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 454 students
    1.2 miles
    4555 20th St
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 874-2464
    1.2 K-5 454
  • Rockford Wm Nashold Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 434 students
    1.6 miles
    3303 20th St
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 229-2155
    1.6 PK 434
  • Rockford Swan Hillman Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 601 students
    1.7 miles
    3701 Green Dale Dr
    Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 229-2835
    1.7 K-5 601
  • Rockford Bernard W Flinn Middle School Math: 6% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 848 students
    2.2 miles
    2525 Ohio Pkwy
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2800
    2.2 6-8 848
  • Rockford Whitehead Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 580 students
    2.4 miles
    2325 Ohio Pkwy
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 229-2840
    2.4 K-5 580

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