Thomas Jefferson High School

  • Thomas Jefferson High School serves 1,830 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the WA average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 43%.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School operates within the Federal Way School District.
  • Federal Way School District's 64% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 80%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1830 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,830 students
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Thomas Jefferson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Thomas Jefferson High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Thomas Jefferson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 18:1
Thomas Jefferson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Thomas Jefferson High School American Indian Students (1992-2012)
Asian
20%
7%
Thomas Jefferson High School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
25%
22%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
11%
4%
Thomas Jefferson High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
35%
57%
Thomas Jefferson High School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
2%
1%
Thomas Jefferson High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2015)
Two or more races
7%
7%
Thomas Jefferson High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.77 0.40
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 (2004-2014)
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 (2004-2014)

District Comparison

  • Federal Way School District's student population of 22,360 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 68% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,634 in this district is less than the state average of $12,543. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,279 is less than the state average of $12,413. The district spending/student has declined by 17% over four years.
School District Name Federal Way School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
4
Number of Students Managed 22,360 923
Federal Way School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 64% 80%
Federal Way School District Graduation Rate (2002-2015)
District Total Revenue $236 MM $12 MM
Federal Way School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $229 MM $12 MM
Federal Way School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $10,634 $12,543
Federal Way School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $10,279 $12,413
Federal Way School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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