Thomas Jefferson High School

  • Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,053 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to 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%.

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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 1,053 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,053 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Jefferson High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#773 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
34%
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Black
19%
5%
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White
39%
53%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thomas Jefferson High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.710.39
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Graduation Rate
88%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District Name No. 1 in the county of Denver and State of C School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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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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