Thomas Jefferson Middle School

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 825 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 825 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students825 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 0.41, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2589 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
74%
26%
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Black
20%
17%
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White
3%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thomas Jefferson Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.410.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaukegan CUSD 60 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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