Jefferson High School

Public 9-12

 4145 Samuelson Rd
       Rockford, IL  61109-3249


(815) 874-9536

District: Rockford School District 205

SchoolDigger Rank:
592nd of 699 Illinois High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,318 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.9 Help
Number of students:  2,114

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.1%
African American:
19.1%
White:
18.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69% Help


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Compare Details Jefferson High School ranks worse than 84.7% of high schools in Illinois. It also ranks last among 4 ranked high schools in the Rockford School District 205. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.13. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Jefferson High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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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 Jefferson High School has the largest high school student body size in the Rockford School District 205. Student population at Jefferson High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.1%), African American (19.1%), White (18.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson High School is 22.9, which is the highest among 6 high schools in the Rockford School District 205! (See more...)
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Compare Jefferson High School employs 92.1 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson High School is $14,318. 3 high schools in the Rockford School District 205 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jefferson High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson High School 592nd of 699 Illinois public high schools. (See Jefferson High School in the ranking list.)

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Rockford School District 205:

SchoolDigger ranks Rockford School District 205 758th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson High School

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Rank History for all students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 22.07 483rd 586 17.6%
2004 44.01 395th 592 33.3%
2005 25.46 486th 590 17.6%
2006 17.90 502nd 596 15.8%
2007 14.60 527th 612 13.9%
2008 14.21 535th 624 14.3%
2009 16.50 539th 632 14.7%
2010 14.13 551st 643 14.3%
2011 17.95 542nd 655 17.3%
2012 16.47 559th 665 15.9%
2013 17.94 550th 670 17.9%
2014 18.77 553rd 670 17.5%
2015 30.73 429th 614 30.1%
2016 19.57 537th 643 16.5%
2017 13.97 561st 642 12.6%
2018 15.97 556th 647 14.1%
2019 17.27 583rd 701 16.8%
2021 16.05 582nd 688 15.4%
2022 18.48 570th 699 18.5%
2023 16.13 592nd 699 15.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.84 151st 154 1.9%
2019 7.65 161st 165 2.4%
2021 7.96 154th 160 3.8%
2022 16.11 139th 170 18.2%
2023 15.77 146th 163 10.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.50 105th 151 30.5%
2019 29.57 141st 183 23.0%
2021 45.35 70th 189 63.0%
2022 32.31 146th 205 28.8%
2023 33.20 147th 217 32.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.23 248th 374 33.7%
2019 41.31 199th 473 57.9%
2021 29.28 270th 453 40.4%
2022 31.21 286th 493 42.0%
2023 26.81 331st 476 30.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.53 488th 585 16.6%
2019 30.55 457th 639 28.5%
2021 25.04 480th 611 21.4%
2022 26.80 478th 626 23.6%
2023 20.53 533rd 644 17.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.75 47th 91 48.4%
2022 55.78 25th 98 74.5%
2023 28.07 55th 104 47.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.30 519th 620 16.3%
2019 15.65 553rd 665 16.8%
2021 14.00 554th 639 13.3%
2022 13.15 567th 658 13.8%
2023 13.80 563rd 656 14.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.99 288th 428 32.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.58 541st 619 12.6%
2019 19.35 551st 675 18.4%
2021 18.04 536th 653 17.9%
2022 24.66 502nd 664 24.4%
2023 18.80 555th 668 16.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.77 109th 130 16.2%
2021 1.48 132nd 135 2.2%
2022 4.42 133rd 141 5.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.10 141st 253 44.3%
2019 26.21 227th 299 24.1%
2021 24.78 231st 281 17.8%
2022 24.17 237th 294 19.4%
2023 34.35 178th 301 40.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.44 258th 291 11.3%
2019 21.93 255th 317 19.6%
2021 21.99 266th 317 16.1%
2022 23.49 260th 335 22.4%
2023 15.84 301st 333 9.6%
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Rank History for White students at Jefferson High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.00 503rd 548 8.2%
2019 12.81 521st 552 5.6%
2021 11.55 524th 553 5.2%
2022 17.27 498th 560 11.1%
2023 20.34 489th 557 12.2%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Jefferson High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1759 150 27 29 8 n/a n/a 0 1973
1989 1626 150 36 31 4 n/a n/a 0 1847
1990 1563 357 34 80 1 n/a n/a 0 2035
1991 1386 361 37 73 2 n/a n/a 0 1859
1992 1307 352 43 95 4 n/a n/a 0 1801
1993 1252 329 45 98 4 n/a n/a 0 1728
1994 1145 298 43 96 5 n/a n/a 0 1587
1995 1068 288 33 110 3 n/a n/a 0 1502
1996 1068 288 33 110 3 n/a n/a 0 1502
1997 1046 295 41 123 4 n/a n/a 0 1509
1998 1041 340 51 121 4 n/a n/a 0 1557
1999 1016 368 60 154 5 n/a n/a 0 1603
2000 1002 382 60 168 2 n/a n/a 0 1614
2001 1013 456 64 179 2 n/a n/a 0 1714
2002 981 512 66 203 4 n/a n/a 0 1766
2003 981 512 66 203 4 n/a n/a 0 1766
2004 990 531 63 221 2 n/a n/a 0 1807
2005 1035 533 68 287 1 n/a n/a 0 1924
2006 969 564 75 345 3 n/a n/a 8 1964
2007 952 563 77 396 3 n/a n/a 19 2010
2008 940 595 77 434 2 n/a n/a 37 2085
2009 832 529 73 455 3 n/a n/a 40 1932
2010 809 469 63 469 2 n/a n/a 50 1862
2011 737 398 54 515 3 0 72 0 1779
2012 641 327 49 611 7 1 84 0 1720
2013 625 366 44 625 8 1 81 0 1750
2014 603 383 44 639 5 0 84 0 1758
2015 531 420 43 634 4 1 71 0 1704
2016 516 395 38 660 4 2 77 0 1692
2017 467 381 39 668 4 2 72 0 1633
2018 439 372 39 739 6 2 83 0 1680
2019 418 363 46 794 5 1 91 0 1718
2020 370 360 53 872 7 1 84 0 1747
2021 417 391 55 1017 3 0 96 0 1979
2022 434 439 48 1083 3 0 104 0 2111
2023 398 403 49 1164 4 1 95 0 2114

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1973 103.1 19.1 n/a
1989 1847 104.4 17.6 n/a
1990 2035 110.8 18.3 n/a
1991 1859 112.8 16.4 n/a
1992 1801 109.4 16.4 n/a
1993 1728 97.5 17.7 n/a
1994 1587 96.8 16.4 n/a
1995 1502 86.6 17.3 n/a
1996 1502 86.6 17.3 n/a
1997 1509 80.0 18.9 n/a
1998 1557 81.3 19.2 n/a
1999 1603 81.2 19.7 n/a
2000 1614 78.5 20.6 n/a
2001 1714 89.0 19.3 n/a
2002 1766 98.5 17.9 46.2
2003 1766 98.5 17.9 46.2
2004 1807 92.3 19.6 48.2
2005 1924 95.8 20.1 53.5
2006 1964 100.1 19.6 57.2
2007 2010 86.0 23.4 62.5
2008 2085 87.0 24.0 63.8
2009 1932 109.1 17.7 73.4
2010 1862 104.9 17.7 74.8
2011 1779 101.0 17.6 76.1
2012 1720 87.8 19.5 79.4
2013 1750 105.8 16.5 80.1
2014 1758 100.6 17.4 81.3
2015 1704 102.0 16.7 87.6
2016 1692 106.0 15.9 61.7
2017 1633 100.2 16.2 50.2
2018 1680 101.0 16.6 55.8
2019 1718 99.8 17.1 69.1
2020 1747 101.5 17.2 68.5
2021 1979 n/a n/a n/a
2022 2111 97.7 21.5 44.9
2023 2114 92.1 22.9 69

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1973 103.1 19.1 n/a
1989 1847 104.4 17.6 n/a
1990 2035 110.8 18.3 n/a
1991 1859 112.8 16.4 n/a
1992 1801 109.4 16.4 n/a
1993 1728 97.5 17.7 n/a
1994 1587 96.8 16.4 n/a
1995 1502 86.6 17.3 n/a
1996 1502 86.6 17.3 n/a
1997 1509 80.0 18.9 n/a
1998 1557 81.3 19.2 n/a
1999 1603 81.2 19.7 n/a
2000 1614 78.5 20.6 n/a
2001 1714 89.0 19.3 n/a
2002 1766 98.5 17.9 46.2
2003 1766 98.5 17.9 46.2
2004 1807 92.3 19.6 48.2
2005 1924 95.8 20.1 53.5
2006 1964 100.1 19.6 57.2
2007 2010 86.0 23.4 62.5
2008 2085 87.0 24.0 63.8
2009 1932 109.1 17.7 73.4
2010 1862 104.9 17.7 74.8
2011 1779 101.0 17.6 76.1
2012 1720 87.8 19.5 79.4
2013 1750 105.8 16.5 80.1
2014 1758 100.6 17.4 81.3
2015 1704 102.0 16.7 87.6
2016 1692 106.0 15.9 61.7
2017 1633 100.2 16.2 50.2
2018 1680 101.0 16.6 55.8
2019 1718 99.8 17.1 69.1
2020 1747 101.5 17.2 68.5
2021 1979 n/a n/a n/a
2022 2111 97.7 21.5 44.9
2023 2114 92.1 22.9 69

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.

Immunization Rates

Jefferson High School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.9%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.9%99.9%99.9%
201699.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.2%17.8%
201799.8%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.5%99.9%19.9%
201899.8%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%16.7%
201999.5%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%57.2%
202199.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.9%99.0%99.0%92.3%
202298.5%98.9%98.7%98.8%98.6%98.3%99.5%98.2%
202399.8%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.9%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jefferson High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $744 (6.1%) $11,537 (93.9%) $12,281
2020 $1,020 (8.2%) $11,410 (91.8%) $12,430
2021 $919 (7.6%) $11,245 (92.4%) $12,165
2022 $919 (7.6%) $11,245 (92.4%) $12,165
2023 $1,289 (9.0%) $13,029 (91.0%) $14,318

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 583rd of 701 High schoolsRanks 592nd of 699 High schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson High School)9.92
 7.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Rockford School District 205)16.311.4
 4.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)34.826.7
 8.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson High School)15.45.4
 10%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Rockford School District 205)22.617.8
 4.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.731.6
 5.1%
End of Course Science (Jefferson High School)7.228.3
 21.1%
   End of Course Science (Rockford School District 205)17.836.2
 18.4%
   End of Course Science (Illinois)36.452.2
 15.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students17182114
 23.1%
African American363403
 11%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian4649
 6.5%
Hispanic7941164
 46.6%
Pacific Islander11
White418398
 4.8%
Two or More Races9195
 4.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69.1%69%
 0.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,114 students attended Jefferson High School.

Students at Jefferson High School are 55% Hispanic, 19% African American, 19% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Jefferson High School ranks in the bottom 15.3% of Illinois high schools.


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