Jefferson Elementary School

Public 1-5

 110 Ashwood Avenue
       Summit, NJ  07901-3823


(908) 273-3807

District: Summit Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
247th of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,684 Help

Students who attend Jefferson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
High:    Summit High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.0
Number of students:  204

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.1%
Hispanic:
34.8%
Asian:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jefferson Elementary School ranks better than 81.2% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Summit Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (43.1%), Hispanic (34.8%), Asian (11.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Summit Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson Elementary School is 9, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Summit Public School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson Elementary School is $8,684, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Summit Public School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Jefferson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Elementary School 247th of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Jefferson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Summit Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Summit Public School District 34th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 75.51 341st 1204 71.7%
2004 73.64 365th 1298 71.9%
2005 75.47 316th 1303 75.7%
2006 66.35 560th 1314 57.4%
2007 68.82 499th 1329 62.5%
2008 54.85 768th 1338 42.6%
2009 59.01 666th 1346 50.5%
2010 58.18 693rd 1354 48.8%
2011 52.13 816th 1360 40.0%
2012 49.24 836th 1363 38.7%
2013 73.89 401st 1367 70.7%
2014 74.11 389th 1363 71.5%
2015 76.46 334th 1357 75.4%
2016 78.90 288th 1346 78.6%
2017 82.60 225th 1352 83.4%
2018 80.57 256th 1353 81.1%
2019 82.14 227th 1360 83.3%
2021 78.45 247th 1317 81.2%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Open Quote Jefferson School is fantastic. Class sizes are small, teachers really care about the kids, the principal really CARES, knows every child by name, and is enthusiastic about learning and family involvement. Yes, compared to other Summit schools, the student body make up is lower income and more diverse in ethnicity and disability, but there are lots of life lessons there. Diversity is celebrated at Jefferson! All elementary schools lead to the same middle and high school in Summit. Do your homework and you will see the Summit district ranks well in New Jersey/the country and Jefferson is no exception. Don't snub your nose at Jefferson - I feel my child is getting an excellent education and has a better sense of real world dynamics than other Summit elementary kids. There are lots of opportunities for families to be involved and some great programs happening at Jefferson. I have a choice about what side of town I want to live in and I whole-heartedly choose to live in the Jefferson district! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Open Quote Jefferson School is an exceptional school. It has an excellent, highly qualified staff that helps each student achieve his/her highest academic potential while also developing character and values. The student population is truly diverse, which is a rare and treasured gift that is embraced by all members of the school community. Children who attend Jefferson School are given a unique educational experience that prepares them academically and socially for the world beyond the classroom. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Open Quote Wonderful school. Very focused on driving strong academic results as well as building strong character in students. Teachers are amazingly engaged. True sense of community among parents. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 14, 2014

Open Quote Jefferson School is a gem. The staff, under the direction of Ron Poles, works hard to connect with every student and help them achieve their absolute best. There is a strong sense of community among parents, students & staff. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Close Quote



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
1988 154 25 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1989 138 28 4 18 0 n/a n/a 0 188
1990 135 21 3 28 0 n/a n/a 0 187
1991 126 20 4 33 0 n/a n/a 0 183
1992 126 20 5 35 0 n/a n/a 0 186
1993 131 18 10 30 0 n/a n/a 0 189
1994 146 23 11 37 0 n/a n/a 0 217
1995 131 23 11 51 0 n/a n/a 0 216
1996 131 23 11 51 0 n/a n/a 0 216
1998 119 37 10 43 0 n/a n/a 0 209
1999 127 34 11 46 0 n/a n/a 0 218
2000 130 38 17 49 0 n/a n/a 0 234
2001 123 27 17 57 0 n/a n/a 0 224
2002 116 22 20 77 0 n/a n/a 0 235
2003 116 22 20 77 0 n/a n/a 0 235
2004 101 21 16 87 0 n/a n/a 0 225
2005 99 23 19 84 0 n/a n/a 0 225
2006 101 21 21 90 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2007 100 18 20 94 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2008 98 18 27 99 0 n/a n/a 0 242
2009 99 8 26 71 0 0 11 0 215
2010 95 11 21 74 0 0 10 0 211
2011 90 15 18 82 0 0 9 0 214
2012 95 15 18 84 0 0 13 0 225
2013 100 14 15 93 0 0 12 0 234
2014 102 13 14 86 0 0 10 0 225
2015 104 11 9 86 0 0 8 0 218
2016 106 12 10 84 0 0 8 0 220
2017 114 19 12 89 1 0 10 0 245
2018 105 12 10 82 2 0 11 0 222
2019 94 16 13 91 0 0 13 0 227
2020 88 16 14 91 0 0 12 0 221
2021 88 12 24 71 0 0 9 0 204

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
1988 192 15.0 12.8 n/a
1989 188 14.0 13.4 n/a
1990 187 15.0 12.4 8.6
1991 183 16.0 11.4 11.5
1992 186 15.0 12.4 14
1993 189 14.6 12.9 7.9
1994 217 17.2 12.6 13.4
1995 216 13.4 16.1 12
1996 216 13.4 16.1 12
1998 209 15.0 13.9 11
1999 218 16.0 13.6 9.6
2000 234 16.4 14.3 15.4
2001 224 16.7 13.4 18.8
2002 235 17.5 13.4 22.1
2003 235 17.5 13.4 22.1
2004 225 18.0 12.5 19.6
2005 225 20.0 11.3 n/a
2006 233 20.0 11.7 26.6
2007 232 20.0 11.6 30.2
2008 242 19.0 12.7 27.7
2009 215 21.4 9.3 31.2
2010 211 16.0 13.1 37.9
2011 214 18.0 11.8 37.4
2012 225 28.0 8.0 38.2
2013 234 28.5 8.2 41.5
2014 225 26.4 8.5 36.4
2015 218 28.0 7.7 39
2016 220 26.0 8.4 34.5
2017 245 27.3 8.9 34.3
2018 222 27.8 7.9 32
2019 227 24.0 9.4 34.4
2020 221 26.0 8.5 36.2
2021 204 22.5 9.0 29.4

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 192 15.0 12.8 n/a
1989 188 14.0 13.4 n/a
1990 187 15.0 12.4 8.6
1991 183 16.0 11.4 11.5
1992 186 15.0 12.4 14
1993 189 14.6 12.9 7.9
1994 217 17.2 12.6 13.4
1995 216 13.4 16.1 12
1996 216 13.4 16.1 12
1998 209 15.0 13.9 11
1999 218 16.0 13.6 9.6
2000 234 16.4 14.3 15.4
2001 224 16.7 13.4 18.8
2002 235 17.5 13.4 22.1
2003 235 17.5 13.4 22.1
2004 225 18.0 12.5 19.6
2005 225 20.0 11.3 n/a
2006 233 20.0 11.7 26.6
2007 232 20.0 11.6 30.2
2008 242 19.0 12.7 27.7
2009 215 21.4 9.3 31.2
2010 211 16.0 13.1 37.9
2011 214 18.0 11.8 37.4
2012 225 28.0 8.0 38.2
2013 234 28.5 8.2 41.5
2014 225 26.4 8.5 36.4
2015 218 28.0 7.7 39
2016 220 26.0 8.4 34.5
2017 245 27.3 8.9 34.3
2018 222 27.8 7.9 32
2019 227 24.0 9.4 34.4
2020 221 26.0 8.5 36.2
2021 204 22.5 9.0 29.4

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.
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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 $839 (9.7%) $7,845 (90.3%) $8,684

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson Elementary School

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 (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 227th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 247th of 1317 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students227204
 10.1%
African American1612
 25%
American Indian00
Asian1324
 84.6%
Hispanic9171
 22%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races139
 30.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.4%29.4%
 4.9%




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

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