Thomas Jefferson High School

Thomas Jefferson High School serves 902 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Thomas Jefferson High School operates within the Richmond City School District.
Richmond City School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 902 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 902 students
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Thomas Jefferson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Thomas Jefferson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Thomas Jefferson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
Thomas Jefferson High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
76%
23%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
19%
52%
Thomas Jefferson High School White Students (1994-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.42
Thomas Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
33%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Richmond City School District's student population of 23,775 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has increased from 52% over five years.
The revenue/student of $14,168 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $14,269 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Richmond City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
4
Number of Students Managed 23,775 3,815
Richmond City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 79%
Richmond City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $326 MM $42 MM
Richmond City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $328 MM $42 MM
Richmond City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,168 $10,576
Richmond City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,269 $10,658
Richmond City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Richmond Technical Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Albert Hill Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Munford Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • RichmondAlbert Hill Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 478 students
    0.7 miles
    3400 Patterson Ave
    RichmondVA 23221
    (804)780-6107
    0.76-8478
  • RichmondMary Munford Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 529 students
    0.9 miles
    211 Westmoreland St
    RichmondVA 23226
    (804)780-6267
    0.9PK-5529
  • RichmondRichmond Day Reporting CenterAlternative School

    0.9 miles
    3018 West Clay St
    RichmondVA 23230
    (804)367-6193
    0.9n/an/a
  • RichmondRichmond Technical CenterVocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.1 miles
    2020 Westwood Ave
    RichmondVA 23230
    (804)780-6237
    1.19-12n/a
  • RichmondWilliam Fox Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 572 students
    1.5 miles
    2300 Hanover Ave
    RichmondVA 23220
    (804)780-6259
    1.5PK-5572

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5.0  7/23/2011
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