Jefferson Middle School

  • Jefferson Middle School serves 543 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Jefferson Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.
  • Jefferson Middle School operates within the Columbia 93 School District.

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School Overview

  • Jefferson Middle School's student population of 543 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students543 students
Jefferson Middle School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Jefferson Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Jefferson Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeJefferson Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2073 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jefferson Middle School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
48%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
63%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
Jefferson Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
8%
2%
Jefferson Middle School Asian Students (1992-2016)
Hispanic
10%
6%
Jefferson Middle School Black Students (1992-2016)
Black
18%
16%
Jefferson Middle School Black Students (1992-2016)
White
58%
72%
Jefferson Middle School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Jefferson Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsJefferson Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.22
Jefferson Middle School Diversity Score (1992-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
44%
Jefferson Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
Jefferson Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Jefferson Middle School is Columbia 93 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 552 school districts in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Columbia 93 School District's student population of 17,963 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,759 is higher than the state average of $9,726. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,639 is higher than the state average of $9,907. The district spending/student has declined by 19% over four school years.
    School District NameColumbia 93 School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    33
    2
    Number of Students Managed17,963569
    Columbia 93 School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    48%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    63%
    District Total Revenue$191 MM$6 MM
    District Spending$189 MM$6 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,759$9,726
    District Spending / Student$10,639$9,907
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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