600 S Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 906 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 906 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
906 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2599 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
73%
26%
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Black
21%
17%
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White
3%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
27%
27%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 906 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.43 (Top 50%)

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