Jefferson School

  • Jefferson School serves 280 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 21%.

School Overview

  • Jefferson School's student population of 280 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students280 students
This chart display total students of Jefferson School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Jefferson School
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Jefferson School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Jefferson School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Jefferson School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jefferson School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MT)
Overall School Rank#48 out of 573 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jefferson School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jefferson School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Jefferson School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Jefferson School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Jefferson School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Jefferson School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Jefferson School and the percentage of Black public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
91%
79%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Jefferson School and the percentage of White public school students in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jefferson School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MT.
Diversity Score0.170.20
This chart display the diversity score of Jefferson School and the public school average diversity score of Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jefferson School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jefferson School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Montana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHelena Elem School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Helena Central School
    Grades: PK-5 | 249 students
    0.7 miles
    1325 Poplar
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406)324-1230
    0.7 PK-5 249
  • Helena Helena High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1574 students
    0.7 miles
    1300 Billings Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406)324-2200
    0.7 9-12 1574
  • Helena Helena Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 705 students
    0.8 miles
    1025 North Rodney
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406)324-1000
    0.8 6-8 705
  • Helena Bryant School
    Grades: PK-5 | 244 students
    1.0 miles
    1529 Boulder
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406)324-1200
    1.0 PK-5 244
  • Helena Hawthorne School
    Grades: PK-5 | 197 students
    1.1 miles
    430 Madison Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406)324-1370
    1.1 PK-5 197

School Reviews

Review Jefferson School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
As the school year kicks into full swing, we examine the many fees and other hidden costs lurking in a “free” public education today.
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
All students deserve to have an equal chance at academic success but not every student learns in the same way. Alternative schools provide students with unique challenges or abilities an opportunity to succeed in a different educational setting. Keep reading to learn more about alternative schools and their impact on college admissions.