Jefferson West High School

  • Jefferson West High School serves 284 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Jefferson West High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 35%.

Top Placements

Jefferson West High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Jefferson West High School's student population of 284 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students284 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jefferson West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,268 schools in Kansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jefferson West High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
19%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
92%
65%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jefferson West High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.150.31
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Graduation Rate≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jefferson West High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson West School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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I am a parent, former coach, teacher of this school and I find in most areas that this school is the best that this area has to offer. It is a safe, respectful environment with outstanding people. The students are the best. The staff is caring and interactive. The community is supporting and friendly. I am not from this area so I view it with a different outlook than the Kansas natives. I recommend this school to everyone.
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