Jefferson

Summary:

Jefferson is an elementary school located in Sacramento, California, serving grades K-8 with a total enrollment of 713 students. The school is part of the Natomas Unified School District, which is ranked 873 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 2-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Jefferson has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic (45.44%) and African American (19.35%) students compared to the surrounding schools, such as Two Rivers Elementary, Witter Ranch Elementary, and Smythe Academy of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Jefferson's academic performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is significantly lower than the Natomas Unified School District and the state of California averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 21% of Jefferson's students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 46.66% statewide. The school also has a very high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 35.6% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is significantly higher than the surrounding schools and the state average.

Jefferson has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-20% of California elementary schools over the past decade, with a 0 or 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's performance is particularly low for certain student subgroups, such as Asian, White, and Low Socioeconomic Status students, who rank in the bottom 20-25% of California elementary schools in these categories. The high rates of poverty, as indicated by the free and reduced lunch program, and the high chronic absenteeism rates at Jefferson may be contributing factors to the school's low academic performance. Addressing these underlying issues could be crucial in improving student outcomes at Jefferson.


Detail:

Public K-8

 2001 Pebblewood
       Sacramento, CA  95833-1400


(916) 567-5580

District: Natomas Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5456th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,503 Help


Students who attend Jefferson usually attend:

High:    Natomas High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.4 Help
Number of students:  713

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.4%
African American:
19.4%
Asian:
11.8%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.9% Help


 See top rated California elementary schools

 Compare Jefferson to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Jefferson ranks worse than 93% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 8th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Natomas Unified School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.31. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details Jefferson ranks worse than 82.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.1. (See more...)
Help
Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45.4%), African American (19.4%), Asian (11.8%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 67.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson is 25.4, which is the highest among 10 elementary schools in the Natomas Unified School District! (See more...)
Help
Compare Jefferson employs 28 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson is $6,503. 6 elementary schools in the Natomas Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jefferson:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson 5456th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Jefferson in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Asian students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson 2320th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Jefferson in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:


Natomas Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Natomas Unified 873rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Jefferson?

Rank History for Jefferson

Help
Compare

Rank History for all elementary school students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.66 3021st 4809 37.2%
2005 21.08 3896th 4822 19.2%
2006 25.97 3589th 4818 25.5%
2007 29.92 3581st 5113 30.0%
2008 17.16 4518th 5113 11.6%
2009 8.01 5078th 5193 2.2%
2010 11.61 5076th 5314 4.5%
2011 7.36 5296th 5377 1.5%
2012 5.72 5326th 5390 1.2%
2013 21.13 4648th 5530 15.9%
2015 24.47 4176th 5611 25.6%
2016 13.89 5143rd 5614 8.4%
2017 18.02 4862nd 5692 14.6%
2018 21.70 4538th 5662 19.9%
2019 24.11 4445th 5789 23.2%
2022 15.53 5318th 5883 9.6%
2023 13.31 5436th 5848 7.0%
See the entire list of California Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.03 1123rd 3246 65.4%
2019 52.25 1138th 3275 65.3%
2022 38.23 1933rd 3311 41.6%
2023 32.99 2314th 3240 28.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.56 900th 2416 62.7%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.87 3917th 5084 23.0%
2019 30.85 3803rd 5173 26.5%
2022 17.31 4819th 5264 8.5%
2023 17.53 4852nd 5355 9.4%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for elementary school Female students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.25 4604th 5413 14.9%
2019 23.30 4357th 5492 20.7%
2022 14.54 5226th 5635 7.3%
2023 17.23 4929th 5595 11.9%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.33 1089th 2128 48.8%
2019 27.75 1913th 2585 26.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for elementary school Male students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.33 4077th 5431 24.9%
2019 25.97 4101st 5510 25.6%
2022 17.57 4967th 5663 12.3%
2023 11.42 5395th 5627 4.1%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 0.56 1171st 1183 1.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for elementary school African American students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.06 359th 700 48.7%
2019 33.85 500th 747 33.1%
2022 30.53 462nd 663 30.3%
2023 24.10 543rd 657 17.4%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.94 3558th 4830 26.3%
2019 42.49 2790th 4963 43.8%
2022 25.27 4096th 5084 19.4%
2023 21.99 4310th 5079 15.1%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for elementary school White students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 3.38 2622nd 2659 1.4%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Jefferson

Help
Compare

Rank History for all middle school students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.36 1780th 2715 34.4%
2022 16.54 2375th 2740 13.3%
2023 19.10 2314th 2788 17.0%
See the entire list of California Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.17 213th 1442 85.2%
2022 32.73 1105th 1540 28.2%
2023 33.62 1046th 1523 31.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.67 1492nd 1532 2.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.82 1303rd 2369 45.0%
2022 16.47 2237th 2458 9.0%
2023 21.81 2091st 2535 17.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for middle school Female students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.73 1859th 2380 21.9%
2022 17.70 2165th 2509 13.7%
2023 16.83 2224th 2535 12.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.44 290th 1491 80.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for middle school Male students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.17 1311th 2407 45.5%
2022 16.60 2231st 2527 11.7%
2023 21.85 2004th 2546 21.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for middle school African American students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.76 529th 643 17.7%
2022 43.31 322nd 637 49.5%
2023 23.59 496th 609 18.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Jefferson

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.17 995th 2213 55.0%
2022 17.53 2111th 2359 10.5%
2023 20.14 2022nd 2379 15.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Jefferson Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 









Data source: California Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Jefferson.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Jefferson, submit a rating!



No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Jefferson

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 293 102 93 174 4 n/a n/a 0 666
1995 267 115 120 198 2 n/a n/a 0 702
1996 267 115 120 198 2 n/a n/a 0 702
1997 270 94 121 252 1 n/a n/a 0 738
1998 274 118 109 270 3 n/a n/a 0 774
1999 215 123 107 277 1 n/a n/a 20 743
2000 205 137 125 288 3 n/a n/a 3 761
2001 181 138 123 304 0 n/a n/a 5 751
2002 140 109 138 295 4 n/a n/a 0 686
2003 140 109 138 295 4 n/a n/a 0 686
2004 112 143 125 304 4 n/a n/a 1 689
2005 118 189 119 332 3 n/a n/a 5 766
2006 112 170 93 310 2 n/a n/a 3 690
2007 90 191 75 300 6 n/a n/a 7 669
2008 78 176 83 288 7 n/a n/a 0 632
2009 68 153 63 285 6 8 10 0 593
2010 57 132 58 258 2 6 20 0 533
2011 49 144 66 271 2 3 27 0 562
2012 33 113 58 231 5 5 38 0 483
2013 28 92 41 243 7 7 61 0 479
2014 21 91 43 203 4 6 112 0 480
2015 26 79 38 229 2 5 100 0 479
2016 28 80 34 224 3 4 89 0 462
2017 42 94 37 240 2 3 58 0 476
2018 61 133 37 261 2 8 56 0 558
2019 70 139 54 306 6 10 57 0 642
2020 76 176 70 341 5 14 79 0 761
2021 66 163 75 311 4 19 67 0 705
2022 61 158 70 311 2 24 60 0 686
2023 73 138 84 324 3 27 64 0 713

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Jefferson

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 666 26.0 25.6 28.7
1995 702 27.8 25.3 44.6
1996 702 27.8 25.3 44.6
1997 738 33.0 22.4 45.9
1998 774 37.4 20.7 49.5
1999 743 37.2 20.0 42.9
2000 761 38.0 20.0 46.8
2001 751 39.6 19.0 48.8
2002 686 39.8 17.2 49.7
2003 686 39.8 17.2 49.7
2004 689 35.0 19.7 52
2005 766 39.0 19.6 57.8
2006 690 37.0 18.6 64
2007 669 35.0 19.1 60.1
2008 632 40.0 15.8 65
2009 593 33.0 16.9 74
2010 533 27.0 19.7 71.1
2011 562 n/a n/a 76.2
2012 483 19.8 24.3 n/a
2013 479 20.9 22.8 82.9
2014 480 18.0 26.6 76.7
2015 479 19.0 25.2 79.1
2016 462 18.0 25.6 78.4
2017 476 20.0 23.8 81.5
2018 558 22.0 25.3 84.4
2019 642 29.0 22.1 89.1
2020 761 n/a n/a 81.5
2021 705 30.0 23.5 80.4
2022 686 30.0 22.8 74.5
2023 713 28.0 25.4 67.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Jefferson

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 666 26.0 25.6 28.7
1995 702 27.8 25.3 44.6
1996 702 27.8 25.3 44.6
1997 738 33.0 22.4 45.9
1998 774 37.4 20.7 49.5
1999 743 37.2 20.0 42.9
2000 761 38.0 20.0 46.8
2001 751 39.6 19.0 48.8
2002 686 39.8 17.2 49.7
2003 686 39.8 17.2 49.7
2004 689 35.0 19.7 52
2005 766 39.0 19.6 57.8
2006 690 37.0 18.6 64
2007 669 35.0 19.1 60.1
2008 632 40.0 15.8 65
2009 593 33.0 16.9 74
2010 533 27.0 19.7 71.1
2011 562 n/a n/a 76.2
2012 483 19.8 24.3 n/a
2013 479 20.9 22.8 82.9
2014 480 18.0 26.6 76.7
2015 479 19.0 25.2 79.1
2016 462 18.0 25.6 78.4
2017 476 20.0 23.8 81.5
2018 558 22.0 25.3 84.4
2019 642 29.0 22.1 89.1
2020 761 n/a n/a 81.5
2021 705 30.0 23.5 80.4
2022 686 30.0 22.8 74.5
2023 713 28.0 25.4 67.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Jefferson

Help
Compare
YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201261.0%0.0%0.0%39.0%86.0%84.0%87.0%80.0%81.0%
201389.0%1.0%0.0%10.0%94.0%95.0%94.0%93.0%96.0%
201491.0%2.0%0.0%7.0%92.0%95.0%98.0%91.0%93.0%
201574.0%2.0%0.0%24.0%85.0%96.0%86.0%81.0%87.0%
201675.0%1.0%0.0%24.0%82.0%89.0%90.0%79.0%81.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201996.0%0.0%4.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202185.5%0.0%1.3%89.5%93.4%88.2%90.8%85.5%
202295.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%96.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jefferson

Help

YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,503

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4445th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5436th of 5848 Elementary schools
 16.2%
Ranks 1780th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2314th of 2788 Middle schools
 17.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson)22.515.6
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)44.135.1
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Jefferson)22.824.4
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)45.236.4
 8.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson)26.115.1
 11.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)46.640
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson)30.715.1
 15.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)42.734.8
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson)34.622.4
 12.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)46.242.4
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson)23.86.9
 16.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)32.525.7
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Jefferson)17.112.6
 4.4%
   5th Grade Science (Natomas Unified)26.427.8
 1.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson)33.321.9
 11.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)44.134.6
 9.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson)44.44.6
 39.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)33.722.5
 11.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson)28.421
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)46.644.5
 2.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson)19.59.9
 9.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)33.230.6
 2.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students642713
 11.1%
African American139138
 0.7%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian5484
 55.6%
Hispanic306324
 5.9%
Pacific Islander1027
 170%
White7073
 4.3%
Two or More Races5764
 12.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.1%67.9%
 21.2%


Schools Near Jefferson









Frequently Asked Questions about Jefferson

In the 2022-23 school year, 713 students attended Jefferson.

Students who attend Jefferson usually go on to attend:

High : Natomas High

Students at Jefferson are 45% Hispanic, 19% African American, 12% Asian, 10% White, 9% Two or more races, 4% Pacific Islander.

Jefferson ranks in the bottom 7.0% of California elementary schools.


Rate Jefferson!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Jefferson!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 87 milliseconds.