Thomas Jefferson High School

3950 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80237
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,081 students in grades 9-12.
Thomas Jefferson High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thomas Jefferson High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 1,081 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,081 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#511 out of 1768 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
34%
34%
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Black
17%
5%
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White
39%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.710.60
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Graduation Rate
83%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thomas Jefferson High School is Cherry Creek High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is West Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southmoor Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver Southmoor Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 467 students
    0.6 miles
    3755 South Magnolia Way
    Denver, CO 80237
    (720) 424-3930
    0.6 PK-5 467
  • Denver The Cottage At Holly Ridge
    Grades: PK | 62 students
    0.8 miles
    3301 South Monaco Parkway
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 554-3280
    0.8 PK 62
  • Denver Bradley International School Math: 60% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 568 students
    1.1 miles
    3051 South Elm Street
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 424-9468
    1.1 PK-5 568
  • Denver Holly Hills Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 689 students
    1.1 miles
    6161 East Cornell Avenue
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 747-2500
    1.1 PK-5 689
  • Denver Samuels Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 507 students
    1.7 miles
    3985 South Vincennes Court
    Denver, CO 80237
    (720) 424-4450
    1.7 PK-5 507

School Reviews

5  
I read another review of this school and it said that there are alot of potheads here.Nowadays there are going to be potheads at every high school. The main focus at this school is that my freshman daughter likes this school and the Teachers. She is eager to learn--isn't that what a good school should be about? The students know that if there is a problem, that they have someone to go to. Isn't this also what a good school should be? The courses that are offered are diversified, there is something for everyone to choose. I was reluctant at first to have my daughter go here from the reviews that I had read. However, I would rate this school as very good and the teachers and staff as excellent and caring for their students. Isn't this what a good school should be? I think so---I would highly recommend this school to any student wanting to go here. Every school is going to have students wanting to party instead of studying--it is up to the individual student to make up their minds what they want from their lives. Peer pressure is everywhere--this school is available to the students with any problems. I think this is what a good school should be-------Signed a parent of a freshman.
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