Top 10 Best Jefferson County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 39 public schools serving 17,744 students in Jefferson County, NY. Jefferson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, NY are Indian River High School, Thousand Islands High School and Carthage Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jefferson County, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Jefferson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Indian River High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    32925 Us Rt 11
    Philadelphia, NY 13673
    (315) 642-3427

    Grades: 9-12 | 860 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Thousand Islands High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8481 County Rt 9
    Clayton, NY 13624
    (315) 686-5594

    Grades: 9-12 | 305 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Carthage Senior High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    36500 Nys Rt 26
    Carthage, NY 13619
    (315) 493-5030

    Grades: 9-12 | 898 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    South Jefferson High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    11060 Us Rt 11
    Adams, NY 13605
    (315) 232-4531

    Grades: 9-12 | 585 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Watertown Senior High School Math: 85% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1335 Washington St
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 785-3800

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,035 student
  • Rank: #66.
    Calcium Primary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    25440 Indian River Dr
    Calcium, NY 13616
    (315) 629-1100

    Grades: PK-3 | 570 students
  • Rank: #77.
    General Brown Junior-senior High School Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    17643 Cemetery Rd
    Dexter, NY 13634
    (315) 779-2300

    Grades: 7-12 | 607 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Sackets Harbor Central School Math: 62% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    215 S Broad St
    Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
    (315) 646-3575

    Grades: K-12 | 445 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Alexandria Central High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    34 Bolton Ave
    Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
    (315) 482-5113

    Grades: 7-12 | 244 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    La Fargeville Central School Math: 62% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    20414 Sunrise Ave
    La Fargeville, NY 13656
    (315) 658-2241

    Grades: PK-12 | 575 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Evans Mills Primary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    8442 S Main St
    Evans Mills, NY 13637
    (315) 629-4331

    Grades: PK-3 | 394 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Lyme Central School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    11868 Academy St
    Chaumont, NY 13622
    (315) 649-2417

    Grades: PK-12 | 349 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Antwerp Primary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10 Academy St
    Antwerp, NY 13608
    (315) 659-8386

    Grades: K-3 | 215 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Guardino Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 High St
    Clayton, NY 13624
    (315) 686-5594

    Grades: K-7 | 277 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Belleville Henderson Central School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8372 County Rt 75
    Adams, NY 13605
    (315) 846-5121

    Grades: PK-12 | 468 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Maynard P Wilson Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    13180 Us Rt 11
    Adams Center, NY 13606
    (315) 583-5418

    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Carthage Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    900 Beaver Ln
    Carthage, NY 13619
    (315) 493-1570

    Grades: K-4 | 405 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Sherman School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    836 Sherman St
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 785-3760

    Grades: K-4 | 331 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    North Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    171 E Hoard St
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 785-3750

    Grades: K-4 | 501 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Philadelphia Primary School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3 Sand St
    Philadelphia, NY 13673
    (315) 642-3432

    Grades: PK-3 | 117 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Dexter Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    415 E Grove St
    Dexter, NY 13634
    (315) 779-2300

    Grades: PK-6 | 321 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Mannsville Manor Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    423 N Main St
    Mannsville, NY 13661
    (315) 465-4281

    Grades: PK-5 | 360 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Indian River Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    32735 County Rt 29
    Philadelphia, NY 13673
    (315) 642-0125

    Grades: 6-8 | 786 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Knickerbocker School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    739 Knickerbocker Dr
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 785-3740

    Grades: K-4 | 367 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Brownville School Math: 45% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    771 Main St
    Brownville, NY 13615
    (315) 779-2300

    Grades: PK-6 | 531 students
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Cape Vincent Elementary School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    410 S Esselstyne
    Clayton, NY 13624
    (315) 654-2142

    Grades: K-5 | 116 students
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Theresa Primary School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    125 Bridge St
    Theresa, NY 13691
    (315) 628-4432

    Grades: K-3 | 204 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Indian River Intermediate School Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    32430 Us Rt 11
    Philadelphia, NY 13673
    (315) 642-0405

    Grades: 4-5 | 612 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Clarke Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11060 Us Rt 11
    Adams, NY 13605
    (315) 232-4531

    Grades: 6-8 | 439 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Thousand Islands Middle School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8487 County Rt 9
    Clayton, NY 13624
    (315) 686-5594

    Grades: 6-8 | 202 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Carthage Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    21986 Cole Rd
    Carthage, NY 13619
    (315) 493-5020

    Grades: 5-8 | 949 students
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Alexandria Central Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    34 Bolton Ave
    Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
    (315) 482-9971

    Grades: PK-6 | 290 students
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    West Carthage Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    21568 Cole Rd
    Carthage, NY 13619
    (315) 493-2400

    Grades: K-4 | 389 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Harold T Wiley School Math: 43% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1351 Washington St
    Watertown, NY 13601
    (315) 785-3780

    Grades: 5-6 | 598 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Black River School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    160 Leray St
    Black River, NY 13612
    (315) 773-5911

    Grades: K-4 | 455 students
  • Show 4 more public schools in Jefferson County, NY (out of 39 total schools)
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