4001 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75229
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,606 students in grades 9-12.
Thomas Jefferson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,606 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 71% (Btm 50% in TX)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 1,606 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,606 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#4048 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
94%
53%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
1%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
71%
89%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thomas Jefferson High School's ranking?

Thomas Jefferson High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 51% TX state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% TX state average).

What is the graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School?

The graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School is 71%, which is lower than the Texas state average of 89%.

How many students attend Thomas Jefferson High School?

1,606 students attend Thomas Jefferson High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

94% of Thomas Jefferson High School students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson High School?

Thomas Jefferson High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Texas state average of 14:1.

What grades does Thomas Jefferson High School offer ?

Thomas Jefferson High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,606 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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