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
7 260
8 203
9 1
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 464 students in grades 7th through 8th. Thomas Jefferson Middle School is the 365th largest public high school in Illinois and the 11,358th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Total Students: 464
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 25
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 11,358th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 365th out of 869
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 747th out of 828
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 421st out of 828

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 259
(56%)
1,481
(50%)
 Female 205
(44%)
1,503
(50%)

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 214
(46%)
1,169
(39%)
 Black 174
(38%)
1,375
(46%)
 Two or More 61
(13%)
311
(10%)
 Hispanic 13
(3%)
97
(3%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
24
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 363
(78%)
2,155
(72%)
 Not Eligible 87
(19%)
756
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(3%)
73
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked 228th out of 854 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thomas Jefferson Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 46.4%. 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
2013 479
2014 466
2015 464

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
2013 17.8
2014 12.4
2015 18.6

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
2013 0.80167014613779
2014 0.80901287553648
2015 0.8125

Compare Thomas Jefferson Middle School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,860.0% 18.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 81.3%
 

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