Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

Public 9-12

 27 Martin Luther King Jr Plaza
       Elizabeth, NJ  07201


(908) 436-6767

District: Elizabeth Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
327th of 416 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,734 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8
Number of students:  1,057

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.4%
African American:
20.0%
White:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.9%

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Compare Details Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy ranks worse than 78.6% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked high schools in the Elizabeth Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (72.4%), African American (20%), White (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy is 10.8, which is the lowest among 7 high schools in the Elizabeth Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy is $11,734, which is the highest among 7 high schools in the Elizabeth Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy 327th of 416 New Jersey public high schools. (See Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy in the ranking list.)

Elizabeth Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Elizabeth Public Schools 507th of 618 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 8.27 344th 378 9.0%
2012 21.03 338th 388 12.9%
2013 7.25 366th 396 7.6%
2014 28.65 339th 411 17.5%
2015 25.38 320th 406 21.2%
2016 24.40 329th 409 19.6%
2017 16.26 367th 411 10.7%
2018 25.75 312th 415 24.8%
2019 19.93 327th 416 21.4%

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

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by a teacher
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Open Quote This school has come a long way. The strands that focus on student interests offer workshops and auditions to be discovered and get noticed. Plenty of afterschool activities to peak your interest. Avid and Apex to push you forward, and they work their hardest not to give up on any student. 17 years and I really love working their, with each graduating class, they give me a reason to keeping loving my job. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 74 292 5 555 0 0 0 0 926
2011 67 298 6 520 0 0 0 0 891
2012 60 290 7 479 0 0 0 0 836
2013 62 264 5 465 0 0 0 0 796
2014 72 256 8 490 0 0 0 0 826
2015 86 258 8 577 0 1 0 0 930
2016 96 273 7 688 0 2 0 0 1066
2017 83 255 6 732 0 3 0 0 1079
2018 98 250 6 759 0 3 0 0 1116
2019 90 237 6 785 0 3 1 0 1122
2020 74 211 6 765 0 1 0 0 1057

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 Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 926 78.0 11.8 78.7
2011 891 68.0 13.1 85.3
2012 836 73.7 11.3 79.2
2013 796 74.0 10.7 88.1
2014 826 84.0 9.8 82.3
2015 930 88.0 10.5 82.9
2016 1066 93.0 11.4 83.6
2017 1079 97.0 11.1 81.9
2018 1116 89.0 12.5 78.4
2019 1122 96.0 11.6 77.1
2020 1057 97.0 10.8 75.9

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 926 78.0 11.8 78.7
2011 891 68.0 13.1 85.3
2012 836 73.7 11.3 79.2
2013 796 74.0 10.7 88.1
2014 826 84.0 9.8 82.3
2015 930 88.0 10.5 82.9
2016 1066 93.0 11.4 83.6
2017 1079 97.0 11.1 81.9
2018 1116 89.0 12.5 78.4
2019 1122 96.0 11.6 77.1
2020 1057 97.0 10.8 75.9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $255 (2.2%) $11,479 (97.8%) $11,734

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education




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