Jefferson Middle

Public 6-8

 21717 Talisman St.
       Torrance, CA  90503-6441


(310) 533-4794

District: Torrance Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
248th of 2,740 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,778 Help

Students who attend Jefferson Middle usually attend:

High:    West High

Feeder schools for Jefferson Middle:

Elementary:    Anza Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  26.4
Number of students:  667

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
32.7%
Hispanic:
25.8%
White:
22.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.7%

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Compare Details Jefferson Middle ranks better than 90.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 8 ranked middle schools in the Torrance Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Jefferson Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (32.7%), Hispanic (25.8%), White (22.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson Middle is 26.4, which is the highest among 8 middle schools in the Torrance Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson Middle is $4,778. 5 middle schools in the Torrance Unified School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Jefferson Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Middle 248th of 2740 California public middle schools. (See Jefferson Middle in the ranking list.)

Torrance Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Torrance Unified 190th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.93 352nd 1769 80.1%
2005 69.60 449th 1777 74.7%
2006 67.06 500th 1804 72.3%
2007 68.05 526th 1999 73.7%
2008 64.94 601st 2005 70.0%
2009 70.51 499th 2063 75.8%
2010 79.49 313th 2179 85.6%
2011 74.91 418th 2236 81.3%
2012 78.33 348th 2259 84.6%
2013 76.20 422nd 2379 82.3%
2015 83.48 362nd 2477 85.4%
2016 88.77 257th 2497 89.7%
2017 91.30 216th 2508 91.4%
2018 90.44 230th 2480 90.7%
2019 89.20 284th 2715 89.5%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 91.17 248th 2740 90.9%

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

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Enrollment information for Jefferson Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 86 4 56 14 0 n/a n/a 0 160
1995 326 15 166 54 1 n/a n/a 0 562
1996 326 15 166 54 1 n/a n/a 0 562
1997 345 19 166 54 1 n/a n/a 0 585
1998 324 23 177 65 3 n/a n/a 0 592
1999 343 21 187 64 2 n/a n/a 0 617
2000 333 22 213 55 1 n/a n/a 0 624
2001 318 23 235 71 1 n/a n/a 0 648
2002 292 22 257 84 8 n/a n/a 0 663
2003 292 22 257 84 8 n/a n/a 0 663
2004 289 24 244 105 11 n/a n/a 0 673
2005 263 35 260 109 11 n/a n/a 1 679
2006 257 26 251 115 8 n/a n/a 1 658
2007 254 22 241 98 4 n/a n/a 41 660
2008 238 29 261 108 4 n/a n/a 0 640
2009 210 27 226 112 7 2 36 0 620
2010 212 25 221 118 7 4 24 0 611
2011 215 25 220 104 6 4 39 0 613
2012 215 30 209 104 3 6 51 0 618
2013 183 31 191 131 2 4 62 0 604
2014 173 31 199 128 3 4 54 0 592
2015 178 23 187 137 2 1 57 0 585
2016 175 20 227 145 2 2 68 0 639
2017 180 19 229 155 1 2 67 0 653
2018 166 17 220 154 1 2 67 0 627
2019 165 25 224 152 0 2 68 0 636
2020 150 26 220 170 0 2 78 0 646
2021 152 40 218 172 0 1 84 0 667

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 160 5.0 32.0 11.9
1995 562 27.0 20.8 13.5
1996 562 27.0 20.8 13.5
1997 585 24.0 24.4 15.2
1998 592 23.2 25.5 16.2
1999 617 25.2 24.5 12.6
2000 624 27.0 23.1 14.9
2001 648 29.0 22.3 15.1
2002 663 30.3 21.9 14.8
2003 663 30.3 21.9 14.8
2004 673 29.3 23.0 15.9
2005 679 26.3 25.8 13.4
2006 658 25.0 26.3 16.7
2007 660 26.3 25.1 13.9
2008 640 28.8 22.2 21.6
2009 620 23.3 22.6 19
2010 611 23.4 26.0 20.8
2011 613 n/a n/a 21.2
2012 618 20.0 30.9 n/a
2013 604 20.6 29.2 30.3
2014 592 20.5 28.8 27.4
2015 585 22.0 26.5 27.7
2016 639 26.0 24.5 25
2017 653 25.7 25.3 22.8
2018 627 24.6 25.4 22.5
2019 636 24.6 25.7 20.4
2020 646 n/a n/a 21.4
2021 667 25.2 26.4 26.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Jefferson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 160 5.0 32.0 11.9
1995 562 27.0 20.8 13.5
1996 562 27.0 20.8 13.5
1997 585 24.0 24.4 15.2
1998 592 23.2 25.5 16.2
1999 617 25.2 24.5 12.6
2000 624 27.0 23.1 14.9
2001 648 29.0 22.3 15.1
2002 663 30.3 21.9 14.8
2003 663 30.3 21.9 14.8
2004 673 29.3 23.0 15.9
2005 679 26.3 25.8 13.4
2006 658 25.0 26.3 16.7
2007 660 26.3 25.1 13.9
2008 640 28.8 22.2 21.6
2009 620 23.3 22.6 19
2010 611 23.4 26.0 20.8
2011 613 n/a n/a 21.2
2012 618 20.0 30.9 n/a
2013 604 20.6 29.2 30.3
2014 592 20.5 28.8 27.4
2015 585 22.0 26.5 27.7
2016 639 26.0 24.5 25
2017 653 25.7 25.3 22.8
2018 627 24.6 25.4 22.5
2019 636 24.6 25.7 20.4
2020 646 n/a n/a 21.4
2021 667 25.2 26.4 26.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Jefferson Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,778

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson Middle

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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 284th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 248th of 2740 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Middle)69.963.7
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)64.360.7
 3.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Middle)63.964.7
 0.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)60.257.1
 3.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Middle)78.972
 6.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)68.666.9
 1.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Middle)69.750.9
 18.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)59.951.5
 8.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jefferson Middle)7075.5
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)66.463
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson Middle)51.759.4
 7.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)55.251.2
 4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (Jefferson Middle)53.356.3
 2.9%
   8th Grade Science (Torrance Unified)47.148.1
 1%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students636667
 4.9%
African American2540
 60%
American Indian00
Asian224218
 2.7%
Hispanic152172
 13.2%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White165152
 7.9%
Two or More Races6884
 23.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.4%26.7%
 6.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Jefferson Middle

Students at Jefferson Middle are 33% Asian, 26% Hispanic, 23% White, 13% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Students who attend Jefferson Middle usually go on to attend West High

Yes. Jefferson Middle ranks in the top 9.1% of California middle schools.

In the 2020-21 school year, 667 students attended Jefferson Middle.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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