Thomas Jefferson High School For Advanced Studies

  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Advanced Studies serves 405 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Advanced Studies placed in the top 5% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Advanced Studies's student population of 405 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 35% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students405 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Advanced Studies is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School For Advanced Studies is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#18 out of 1278 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
19%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
28%
44%
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White
42%
44%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.710.61
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Graduation Rate≥95%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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