Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,227 students in grades 9-12.
Thomas Jefferson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,227 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
- Minority Enrollment: 28%
- Graduation Rate: 84% (Btm 50% in IA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 40% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 53% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Thomas Jefferson High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 1,227 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.45, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1118 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Thomas Jefferson High School's ranking?
Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked #1118 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Thomas Jefferson High School often compared to?
Thomas Jefferson High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Abraham Lincoln High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School?
The graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School is 84%, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Thomas Jefferson High School?
1,227 students attend Thomas Jefferson High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Thomas Jefferson High School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson High School?
Thomas Jefferson High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Thomas Jefferson High School offer ?
Thomas Jefferson High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Thomas Jefferson High School part of?
Thomas Jefferson High School is part of Council Bluffs Comm School District.
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