Jefferson Elementary School

Summary:

Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Rigby, Idaho, serving grades K-5 with a total enrollment of 563 students. The school is part of the Jefferson County Joint District, which is ranked 19 out of 56 districts in Idaho and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Jefferson Elementary School consistently outperforms the district and state averages in ISAT (Idaho Standards Achievement Test) scores across all subjects and grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school had 55.2% of students proficient or better in ISAT Math, compared to 47.8% for the district and 41.5% for the state. In ISAT English Language Arts, Jefferson Elementary had 56.6% of students proficient or better, compared to 54.1% for the district and 52.2% for the state. However, the school's racial diversity is lower than nearby schools, with 92.18% white students compared to surrounding schools ranging from 73.57% to 89.42% white students. Additionally, Jefferson Elementary has a higher chronic absenteeism rate (21.5%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 15.3% to 19.0%.

While Jefferson Elementary School outperforms the district and state averages, some nearby schools, such as Fairview Elementary in the Bonneville Joint District, have even higher academic performance. Fairview Elementary had 69.1% of students proficient or better in ISAT Math and 73.8% in ISAT English Language Arts, significantly higher than Jefferson Elementary. By analyzing the practices and strategies used by high-performing schools like Fairview Elementary, Jefferson Elementary can continue to enhance its educational outcomes and provide an excellent learning environment for its students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 306 N 3700 E
       Rigby, ID  83442-5454


(208) 745-0758

District: Jefferson County Joint District

SchoolDigger Rank:
73rd of 252 Idaho Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,730 Help


Students who attend Jefferson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rigby Middle School
High:    Rigby High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.3 Help
Number of students:  563

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.2%
Hispanic:
6.0%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jefferson Elementary School ranks better than 71% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County Joint District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.88. (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: White (92.2%), Hispanic (6%), two or more races (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson Elementary School is 18.3, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Joint District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson Elementary School is $5,730, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Joint District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jefferson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Elementary School 73rd of 252 Idaho public elementary schools. (See Jefferson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Joint District:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Joint District 19th of 56 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 63.85 115th 335 65.7%
2009 60.57 132nd 349 62.2%
2010 76.70 47th 356 86.8%
2011 75.86 53rd 359 85.2%
2012 49.88 198th 354 44.1%
2013 58.36 161st 357 54.9%
2021 36.10 108th 166 34.9%
2023 69.88 73rd 252 71.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.56 14th 19 26.3%
2023 65.52 11th 16 31.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 48.42 13th 19 31.6%
2023 72.04 8th 16 50.0%
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Data source: test scores: Idaho 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 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 534 534
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 475 475
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 463 463
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 464 464
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 451 451
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 451 451
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 464 464
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 431 431
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 458 458
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 448 448
2001 432 1 3 38 3 n/a n/a 0 477
2002 617 4 6 42 4 n/a n/a 0 673
2003 617 4 6 42 4 n/a n/a 0 673
2004 555 1 5 71 1 n/a n/a 0 633
2005 636 1 6 42 3 n/a n/a 0 688
2006 638 1 6 33 2 n/a n/a 0 680
2007 735 2 3 53 3 n/a n/a 0 796
2008 885 5 4 64 4 n/a n/a 0 962
2009 939 3 3 80 4 n/a n/a 0 1029
2010 601 2 1 53 6 n/a n/a 0 663
2011 581 1 1 64 2 0 6 0 655
2012 681 1 1 70 3 0 9 0 765
2013 693 1 1 70 5 0 9 0 779
2014 656 0 0 51 4 0 9 0 720
2015 656 0 1 50 2 0 5 0 714
2016 660 0 2 37 5 0 7 0 711
2017 572 3 0 57 4 0 7 0 643
2018 560 3 1 56 3 0 13 0 636
2019 579 3 1 70 1 0 13 0 667
2020 554 1 1 68 0 0 15 0 639
2021 450 0 0 33 2 0 4 0 489
2022 481 0 1 37 1 0 9 0 529
2023 519 0 1 34 0 0 9 0 563

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 534 26.5 20.1 29.2
1992 475 27.0 17.5 25.5
1993 463 23.3 19.9 31.5
1994 464 23.3 19.9 28.7
1995 451 23.5 19.2 33
1996 451 23.5 19.2 33
1997 464 22.5 20.6 31.3
1998 431 21.2 20.3 28.1
1999 458 21.0 21.8 52.8
2000 448 24.9 18.0 51.8
2001 477 25.8 18.5 52
2002 673 27.5 24.5 0
2003 673 27.5 24.5 0
2004 633 28.8 22.0 0
2005 688 30.8 22.3 39.7
2006 680 31.8 21.4 36.3
2007 796 33.8 23.6 34.5
2008 962 43.4 22.2 34.3
2009 1029 43.5 23.7 34.8
2010 663 28.5 23.2 32.1
2011 655 29.5 22.2 31.9
2012 765 31.6 24.1 39.6
2013 779 33.4 23.2 37.6
2014 720 27.4 26.2 33.5
2015 714 26.0 27.4 35.7
2016 711 28.0 25.3 36
2017 643 26.5 24.2 36.2
2018 636 25.2 25.2 34.7
2019 667 24.5 27.2 29.8
2020 639 25.0 25.5 27.5
2021 489 26.5 18.4 15.1
2022 529 27.3 19.3 11.7
2023 563 30.6 18.3 29.5

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 534 26.5 20.1 29.2
1992 475 27.0 17.5 25.5
1993 463 23.3 19.9 31.5
1994 464 23.3 19.9 28.7
1995 451 23.5 19.2 33
1996 451 23.5 19.2 33
1997 464 22.5 20.6 31.3
1998 431 21.2 20.3 28.1
1999 458 21.0 21.8 52.8
2000 448 24.9 18.0 51.8
2001 477 25.8 18.5 52
2002 673 27.5 24.5 0
2003 673 27.5 24.5 0
2004 633 28.8 22.0 0
2005 688 30.8 22.3 39.7
2006 680 31.8 21.4 36.3
2007 796 33.8 23.6 34.5
2008 962 43.4 22.2 34.3
2009 1029 43.5 23.7 34.8
2010 663 28.5 23.2 32.1
2011 655 29.5 22.2 31.9
2012 765 31.6 24.1 39.6
2013 779 33.4 23.2 37.6
2014 720 27.4 26.2 33.5
2015 714 26.0 27.4 35.7
2016 711 28.0 25.3 36
2017 643 26.5 24.2 36.2
2018 636 25.2 25.2 34.7
2019 667 24.5 27.2 29.8
2020 639 25.0 25.5 27.5
2021 489 26.5 18.4 15.1
2022 529 27.3 19.3 11.7
2023 563 30.6 18.3 29.5

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 Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $653 (11.4%) $5,077 (88.6%) $5,730

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson Elementary School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students667563
 15.6%
African American30
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian11
Hispanic7034
 51.4%
Pacific Islander00
White579519
 10.4%
Two or More Races139
 30.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.8%29.5%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Jefferson Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School ranks 73rd of 252 Idaho elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 563 students attended Jefferson Elementary School.

Students at Jefferson Elementary School are 92% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Jefferson Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rigby Middle School
High : Rigby High School


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

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