Thomas Jefferson High School

  • Thomas Jefferson High School serves 867 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • 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 867 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 867 students
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Thomas Jefferson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Thomas Jefferson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more 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 14:1 16:1
Thomas Jefferson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
Thomas Jefferson High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
5%
14%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
73%
23%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
20%
51%
Thomas Jefferson High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
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Thomas Jefferson High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
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.
0.43 0.42
Thomas Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
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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.
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Thomas Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Richmond City School District's student population of 23,957 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 60% has increased from 51% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,488 is higher than the state average of $11,091. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,741 is higher than the state average of $11,504. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Richmond City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
51
4
Number of Students Managed 23,957 3,627
Richmond City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 60% 79%
Richmond City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $319 MM $40 MM
Richmond City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $325 MM $42 MM
Richmond City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $13,488 $11,091
Richmond City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $13,741 $11,504
Richmond City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  7/23/2011
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