Thomas Jefferson High School

1243 20th St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,545 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 41% (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 62% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thomas Jefferson High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 1,545 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,545 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
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School Rankings

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 0.62, which is more than 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
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1021 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
12%
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Black
25%
7%
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White
55%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Graduation Rate
82%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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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 #1021 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 John F Kennedy High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
41% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 62% 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 82%, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Thomas Jefferson High School?
1,545 students attend Thomas Jefferson High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Thomas Jefferson High School students are White, 25% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson High School?
Thomas Jefferson High School has a student ration of 17:1, 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 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Thomas Jefferson High School part of?
Thomas Jefferson High School is part of Cedar Rapids Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,545 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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