Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy



Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 395
10 248
11 205
12 160
UG 58

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy is a public high school of the Elizabeth Public Schools located in Elizabeth, NJ. It has 1,066 students in grades 9th through 12th. Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy is the 170th largest public high school in New Jersey and the 5,549th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 11.5 to 1.

Total Students: 1,066
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 93

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Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 669
(63%)
3,013
(49%)
 Male 397
(37%)
3,099
(51%)

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 688
(65%)
4,326
(71%)
 Black 273
(26%)
1,240
(20%)
 White 96
(9%)
434
(7%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
105
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 817
(77%)
4,612
(75%)
 Not Eligible 175
(16%)
967
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 74
(7%)
533
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy is ranked 33rd out of 481 ranked schools in New Jersey, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.6%) is significantly higher than the state average of 34.7%. 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 Arts Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2009 926
2010 891
2011 836
2012 796
2013 826
2014 930
2015 1066

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2009 11.9
2010 13.1
2011 11.3
2012 10.8
2013 9.8
2014 10.6
2015 11.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2009 0.78725701943844
2010 0.85297418630752
2011 0.79186602870813
2012 0.88065326633166
2013 0.82324455205811
2014 0.82903225806452
2015 0.83583489681051

Compare Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,135.9% 11.4:1
 
1,150.0% 11.5:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 34.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 83.6%
 

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