Thomas Jefferson Middle School



Thomas Jefferson Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 263
8 248
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is a public high school of the Decatur School District 61 located in Decatur, IL. It has 511 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 8.8 to 1.

Total Students: 511
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 58.36

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 280
(55%)
1,528
(50%)
 Female 231
(45%)
1,541
(50%)

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 234
(46%)
1,271
(41%)
 Black 201
(39%)
1,415
(46%)
 Two or More 61
(12%)
285
(9%)
 Hispanic 8
(2%)
64
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
13
(0%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
19
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 388
(76%)
2,114
(69%)
 Not Eligible 102
(20%)
895
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 21
(4%)
60
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Thomas Jefferson Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 45.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 617
2006 513
2007 520
2008 505
2009 432
2010 437
2011 467
2012 511

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.7
2006 15.5
2007 16.8
2008 14.6
2009 12.7
2010 12.6
2011 15.6
2012 8.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.69205834683955
2006
2007 0.77884615384615
2008
2009
2010 0.82379862700229
2011 0.77516059957173
2012 0.80039138943249

Compare Thomas Jefferson Middle School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
880.0% 8.8:1
 
1,242.9% 12.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 45.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 80.0%
 

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