Jefferson Elementary

Summary:

Jefferson Elementary is a public elementary school located in Lindsay, California, serving grades K-8 with a total enrollment of 394 students. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population, with over 91% of students identifying as Hispanic.

Jefferson Elementary faces several key challenges. The school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.2% in 2018-2019 to 24.2% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is notably higher than the Lindsay Unified School District average. Academically, Jefferson Elementary's performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments and the California Science Test (CAST), is generally lower than the district and state averages, with only 38.31% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 23.28% in mathematics. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 90.36%, which is significantly higher than the district average.

When compared to nearby schools, Jefferson Elementary's performance lags behind. For example, Washington Elementary, located just 0.84 miles away, consistently outperforms Jefferson Elementary in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics proficiency rates. However, Jefferson Elementary's performance is generally on par or slightly better when compared to schools outside the Lindsay Unified School District, such as those in the Exeter Unified and Sunnyside Union Elementary districts.


Detail:

Public K-8

 333 North Westwood Ave.
       Lindsay, CA  93247-1801


(559) 562-6303

District: Lindsay Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4280th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,098 Help


Students who attend Jefferson Elementary usually attend:

High:    Lindsay Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.8 Help
Number of students:  394

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
91.9%
White:
4.1%
Two or more races:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.4% Help


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Compare Details Jefferson Elementary ranks worse than 72.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Lindsay Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.92. (See more...)
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Compare Details Jefferson Elementary ranks better than 63.3% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.14. (See more...)
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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
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (91.9%), White (4.1%), two or more races (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lindsay Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson Elementary is 21.8, which is the 3rd best among 6 elementary schools in the Lindsay Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson Elementary is $9,098, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Lindsay Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jefferson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Elementary 4280th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Jefferson Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Male students:
Hispanic students:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Elementary 1028th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Jefferson Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Lindsay Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Lindsay Unified 931st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.05 4190th 4809 12.9%
2005 15.94 4262nd 4822 11.6%
2006 19.40 4044th 4818 16.1%
2007 18.16 4435th 5113 13.3%
2008 10.75 4890th 5113 4.4%
2009 5.75 5136th 5193 1.1%
2010 3.38 5297th 5314 0.3%
2011 3.99 5352nd 5377 0.5%
2012 10.03 5196th 5390 3.6%
2013 21.20 4643rd 5530 16.0%
2015 32.92 3477th 5611 38.0%
2016 27.86 3940th 5614 29.8%
2017 25.45 4215th 5692 25.9%
2018 20.84 4619th 5662 18.4%
2019 27.44 4150th 5789 28.3%
2022 25.75 4271st 5883 27.4%
2023 25.92 4280th 5874 27.1%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.49 1689th 3246 48.0%
2019 42.51 1639th 3275 50.0%
2022 25.68 2897th 3311 12.5%
2023 27.74 2693rd 3250 17.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.40 3818th 5084 24.9%
2019 40.73 3055th 5173 40.9%
2022 37.30 3230th 5264 38.6%
2023 32.50 3690th 5374 31.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.48 3799th 5413 29.8%
2019 37.81 3243rd 5492 41.0%
2022 32.53 3532nd 5635 37.3%
2023 32.25 3559th 5617 36.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.58 4918th 5431 9.4%
2019 20.58 4614th 5510 16.3%
2022 21.10 4610th 5663 18.6%
2023 18.40 4880th 5650 13.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.18 3609th 4830 25.3%
2019 38.16 3081st 4963 37.9%
2022 32.68 3470th 5084 31.7%
2023 34.65 3345th 5098 34.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Jefferson Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 12.93 2067th 2259 8.5%
2013 21.04 1971st 2379 17.2%
2015 30.37 1622nd 2477 34.5%
2016 36.26 1455th 2497 41.7%
2017 44.28 1273rd 2508 49.2%
2018 44.77 1230th 2480 50.4%
2019 43.08 1352nd 2715 50.2%
2022 42.72 1376th 2740 49.8%
2023 55.14 1028th 2802 63.3%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.01 334th 1364 75.5%
2019 47.52 481st 1442 66.6%
2022 48.91 502nd 1540 67.4%
2023 53.20 381st 1529 75.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.94 803rd 2230 64.0%
2019 57.71 798th 2369 66.3%
2022 54.92 877th 2458 64.3%
2023 66.39 608th 2549 76.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.74 1187th 2262 47.5%
2019 38.91 1346th 2380 43.4%
2022 47.42 1130th 2509 55.0%
2023 61.62 783rd 2547 69.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.46 1112th 2273 51.1%
2019 45.84 1132nd 2407 53.0%
2022 39.17 1367th 2527 45.9%
2023 45.95 1180th 2558 53.9%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.61 773rd 2072 62.7%
2019 54.72 817th 2213 63.1%
2022 58.84 757th 2359 67.9%
2023 67.08 586th 2391 75.5%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Jefferson Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 173 0 4 358 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1989 211 1 7 418 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1990 192 0 9 501 0 n/a n/a 0 702
1991 178 1 10 565 0 n/a n/a 0 754
1992 179 1 10 643 0 n/a n/a 0 833
1993 182 0 21 705 0 n/a n/a 0 908
1994 149 0 24 726 0 n/a n/a 0 899
1995 87 0 12 565 1 n/a n/a 0 665
1996 87 0 12 565 1 n/a n/a 0 665
1997 67 0 8 440 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1998 66 0 7 486 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1999 85 0 8 526 0 n/a n/a 5 624
2000 98 0 9 556 0 n/a n/a 0 663
2001 90 2 8 563 0 n/a n/a 12 675
2002 59 3 8 617 3 n/a n/a 8 698
2003 59 3 8 617 3 n/a n/a 8 698
2004 51 3 5 641 2 n/a n/a 4 706
2005 49 4 3 626 4 n/a n/a 4 690
2006 52 1 11 616 3 n/a n/a 6 689
2007 58 0 9 650 3 n/a n/a 10 730
2008 47 1 3 641 5 n/a n/a 0 697
2009 50 1 7 633 2 0 15 0 708
2010 49 1 9 656 3 0 1 0 719
2011 43 4 14 640 4 0 1 0 706
2012 20 3 0 476 0 0 0 0 499
2013 17 0 0 439 0 0 1 0 457
2014 20 0 0 436 0 0 1 0 457
2015 16 0 1 446 0 0 1 0 464
2016 12 0 4 462 2 0 1 0 481
2017 10 2 6 450 1 0 1 0 470
2018 11 2 6 435 2 1 0 0 457
2019 10 1 4 417 1 1 1 0 435
2020 9 1 6 415 2 1 2 0 436
2021 14 1 5 391 2 1 4 0 418
2022 16 1 8 379 3 0 4 0 411
2023 16 1 5 362 4 0 6 0 394

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 535 24.8 21.5 n/a
1989 637 23.0 27.6 n/a
1990 702 27.0 26.0 n/a
1991 754 28.9 26.0 n/a
1992 833 29.4 28.3 75.4
1993 908 36.0 25.2 81.4
1994 899 36.0 25.0 71
1995 665 29.0 22.9 86.2
1996 665 29.0 22.9 86.2
1997 515 26.0 19.8 90.5
1998 559 32.0 17.5 88.9
1999 624 35.0 17.8 92.2
2000 663 36.0 18.4 74.4
2001 675 35.0 19.3 75.6
2002 698 34.0 20.5 90.1
2003 698 34.0 20.5 90.1
2004 706 34.1 20.7 90
2005 690 33.5 20.6 90.8
2006 689 35.5 19.4 91.2
2007 730 36.0 20.3 84.6
2008 697 37.0 18.8 85.2
2009 708 33.0 20.2 82.9
2010 719 33.0 21.7 84.1
2011 706 n/a n/a 83.6
2012 499 23.0 21.6 n/a
2013 457 20.0 22.8 99.3
2014 457 19.0 24.0 84.2
2015 464 19.0 24.4 85.6
2016 481 20.0 24.0 84.8
2017 470 19.0 24.7 87
2018 457 18.5 24.7 94.5
2019 435 17.0 25.5 90.1
2020 436 n/a n/a 90.4
2021 418 17.0 24.5 79.7
2022 411 18.0 22.8 90.5
2023 394 18.0 21.8 90.4

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 535 24.8 21.5 n/a
1989 637 23.0 27.6 n/a
1990 702 27.0 26.0 n/a
1991 754 28.9 26.0 n/a
1992 833 29.4 28.3 75.4
1993 908 36.0 25.2 81.4
1994 899 36.0 25.0 71
1995 665 29.0 22.9 86.2
1996 665 29.0 22.9 86.2
1997 515 26.0 19.8 90.5
1998 559 32.0 17.5 88.9
1999 624 35.0 17.8 92.2
2000 663 36.0 18.4 74.4
2001 675 35.0 19.3 75.6
2002 698 34.0 20.5 90.1
2003 698 34.0 20.5 90.1
2004 706 34.1 20.7 90
2005 690 33.5 20.6 90.8
2006 689 35.5 19.4 91.2
2007 730 36.0 20.3 84.6
2008 697 37.0 18.8 85.2
2009 708 33.0 20.2 82.9
2010 719 33.0 21.7 84.1
2011 706 n/a n/a 83.6
2012 499 23.0 21.6 n/a
2013 457 20.0 22.8 99.3
2014 457 19.0 24.0 84.2
2015 464 19.0 24.4 85.6
2016 481 20.0 24.0 84.8
2017 470 19.0 24.7 87
2018 457 18.5 24.7 94.5
2019 435 17.0 25.5 90.1
2020 436 n/a n/a 90.4
2021 418 17.0 24.5 79.7
2022 411 18.0 22.8 90.5
2023 394 18.0 21.8 90.4

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201497.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%97.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Jefferson Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,098

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4150th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4280th of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.2%
Ranks 1352nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1028th of 2802 Middle schools
 13.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Elementary)38.59.8
 28.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)3526.7
 8.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Elementary)34.67.3
 27.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)37.130.5
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Elementary)37.325.5
 11.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)43.529.1
 14.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Elementary)19.621.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)35.127.8
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Elementary)54.634.2
 20.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)4129.5
 11.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Elementary)22.726.8
 4.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)21.819.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Jefferson Elementary)27.317.1
 10.2%
   5th Grade Science (Lindsay Unified)2723.9
 3.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Elementary)21.843.2
 21.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)33.939.7
 5.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Elementary)10.927
 16.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)23.627.9
 4.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Elementary)59.152.2
 6.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)6144.5
 16.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Elementary)34.130.4
 3.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)32.830
 2.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Elementary)70.361.2
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)55.146
 9.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Elementary)43.226
 17.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)33.920.7
 13.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Jefferson Elementary)24.326
 1.7%
   8th Grade Science (Lindsay Unified)23.419.9
 3.4%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students435394
 9.4%
African American11
American Indian14
 300%
Asian45
 25%
Hispanic417362
 13.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White1016
 60%
Two or More Races16
 500%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.1%90.4%
 0.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 394 students attended Jefferson Elementary.

Students who attend Jefferson Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Lindsay Senior High

Students at Jefferson Elementary are 92% Hispanic, 4% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian.

Jefferson Elementary ranks 4280th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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