21 Moffett St
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Jefferson Middle School serves 637 students in grades 6-8.
Jefferson Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 637 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Jefferson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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School Overview

Jefferson Middle School's student population of 637 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Jefferson Middle School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#213 out of 2549 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
3%
13%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
84%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jefferson Middle School's ranking?

Jefferson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).

How many students attend Jefferson Middle School?

637 students attend Jefferson Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

84% of Jefferson Middle School students are White, 7% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Jefferson Middle School?

Jefferson Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.

What grades does Jefferson Middle School offer ?

Jefferson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Jefferson Middle School part of?

Jefferson Middle School is part of MT Lebanon School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 637 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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