Jefferson Middle School
Jefferson Middle School serves 611 students in grades 6-8.
Jefferson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Jefferson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Jefferson Middle School's student population of 611 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson Middle School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8231 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
I had the recent opportunity to substitute at Jefferson and had a wonderful time. The front office was very nice, I spoke with a few teachers and they were pleasant and only had positive things to say about the school. The kids were super sweet and kind. The school is not overrun with students and overcrowded which makes it much more enjoyable. I know the school may have had a reputation in the past, but I found it warm and inviting with a great school culture. There is not a lot of diversity with the majority of students being Hispanic, but from what I saw, students are well behaved and engaged in learning. This is definitely a school on the rise!
Very advanced school better than Lincoln and Chavez!
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