Thomas Jefferson High School

  • Thomas Jefferson High School serves 889 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania 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 14:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 889 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students889 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#65 out of 2814 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
94%
66%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 PA.
Diversity Score0.120.53
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Graduation Rate
94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Jefferson Hills School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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