Jefferson Junior/senior High School

2305 Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80214
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3.50 5 1 (4 reviews)
Jefferson Junior/senior High School serves 676 students in grades 7-12.
Jefferson Junior/senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado 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 4% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Jefferson Junior/senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Jefferson Junior/senior High School's student population of 676 students has grown by 38% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students676 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

Jefferson Junior/senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson Junior/senior High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1753 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
80%
34%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
12%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.350.60
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jefferson Junior/senior High School is New America School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jefferson County Open Secondary (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lumberg Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver Lumberg Elementary School Math: 9% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 472 students
    0.1 miles
    6705 West 22nd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80214
    (303) 982-6182
    0.1 PK-6 472
  • Denver Edgewater Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 458 students
    0.8 miles
    5570 West 24th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80214
    (303) 982-6050
    0.8 PK-6 458
  • Denver Slater Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 336 students
    1.1 miles
    8605 West 23rd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80215
    (303) 982-7575
    1.1 PK-6 336
  • Denver New America School Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 249 students
    1.2 miles
    5806 W Alameda Ave
    Denver, CO 80226
    (303) 894-3171
    1.2 9-12 249
  • Denver Jefferson County Open Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 246 students
    1.3 miles
    7655 West 10th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80215
    (303) 982-7045
    1.3 PK-6 246

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I've been to Wapato Middle School and Wapato Adams Elemenary (I'm in 8th) and so far I don't see why people think Wapato is a bad community. Sure we aren't the best school out there, every school has its problems. All we can do is try right? Wapato is based on cultures. Lots and lots of them. They have many programs available for any type of student. No lie. Sure we're not the best at everything. But the teachers are dedicated to helping students in every way they can. THEY ACTUALLY MOTIVATE THE KIDS!!! I don't believe people should judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, a school by a few bad students.
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2  
This school is a joke. They treat your child like cattle. They allow gang activity and bullying to happen right in front of them. My child has only been with this school for 3/4 of the school year and they allowed for my child to be attacked and gang threatened by another student and acted as if it was no big deal. The Principal and Vice principals were extremely defensive and acted as if this situation was my child's fault. If you don't want your child bullied do not send them to this school.
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5  
Clarkston is a hidden gem among the elementary schools in Tyler ISD. They have such a dedicated staff that truly cares about each and every child. With enhanced technology in every classroom and a multitude of enrichment opportunities, it is a wonderful place. The new campus is amazing.
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2  
Administration is stubborn and lacks the ability to listen.
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