Jefferson Elementary School

Public K-5

 750 Saint John St
       Allentown, PA  18103-3293


(484) 765-4421

District: Allentown City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1365th of 1,534 Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,861 Help


Students who attend Jefferson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    South Mountain Middle School
High:    William Allen High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  524

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
67.6%
African American:
12.0%
Two or more races:
10.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Jefferson Elementary School ranks worse than 89% of elementary schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 10th among 13 ranked elementary schools in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (67.6%), African American (12%), two or more races (10.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% 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 14.5, which is the 6th best among 13 elementary schools in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson Elementary School is $14,861. 7 elementary schools in the Allentown City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jefferson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Elementary School 1365th of 1534 Pennsylvania public elementary schools. (See Jefferson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Allentown City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Allentown City School District 541st of 606 Pennsylvania 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 PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 7.71 1182nd 1302 9.2%
2004 19.77 1087th 1308 16.9%
2005 12.35 1159th 1299 10.8%
2006 16.04 1370th 1545 11.3%
2007 15.82 1387th 1555 10.8%
2008 11.47 1422nd 1551 8.3%
2009 9.34 1440th 1549 7.0%
2010 10.13 1473rd 1579 6.7%
2011 6.36 1530th 1597 4.2%
2012 8.78 1468th 1599 8.2%
2013 5.91 1400th 1519 7.8%
2014 9.27 1317th 1467 10.2%
2015 9.96 1305th 1474 11.5%
2016 10.38 1364th 1554 12.2%
2017 12.42 1332nd 1547 13.9%
2018 11.28 1339th 1530 12.5%
2019 10.25 1363rd 1544 11.7%
2022 6.39 1433rd 1534 6.6%
2023 9.58 1365th 1534 11.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.68 113th 117 3.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.18 147th 196 25.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.56 1237th 1414 12.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.00 995th 1043 4.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.13 404th 437 7.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.20 334th 432 22.7%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept 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
1988 361 82 10 147 0 n/a n/a 0 600
1989 365 93 15 169 1 n/a n/a 0 643
1990 400 101 13 242 1 n/a n/a 0 757
1991 263 70 7 174 1 n/a n/a 0 515
1992 264 72 16 139 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1993 265 73 11 160 2 n/a n/a 0 511
1994 321 92 16 184 1 n/a n/a 0 614
1995 309 106 18 227 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1996 309 106 18 227 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1997 280 94 18 233 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1998 275 114 14 269 0 n/a n/a 0 672
1999 261 98 21 280 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2000 255 114 21 288 1 n/a n/a 0 679
2001 191 114 16 255 1 n/a n/a 0 577
2002 127 99 15 305 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2003 127 99 15 305 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2004 130 100 13 327 0 n/a n/a 0 570
2005 127 118 15 300 1 n/a n/a 0 561
2006 127 171 16 420 2 n/a n/a 0 736
2007 117 196 15 475 2 n/a n/a 0 805
2008 101 164 9 415 0 n/a n/a 0 689
2009 99 134 7 399 1 n/a n/a 0 640
2010 91 123 6 426 0 n/a n/a 0 646
2011 80 128 8 417 2 0 21 0 656
2012 88 119 10 441 4 0 31 0 693
2013 81 107 11 438 3 0 60 0 700
2014 79 104 8 414 2 0 60 0 667
2015 85 101 7 421 2 1 54 0 671
2016 61 90 8 383 2 0 48 0 592
2017 46 81 5 373 0 1 47 0 553
2018 50 85 3 377 0 1 41 0 557
2019 48 82 3 383 0 0 46 0 562
2020 48 88 5 403 0 2 44 0 590
2021 36 73 3 350 1 3 47 0 513
2022 36 64 2 340 1 3 60 0 506
2023 40 63 5 354 1 4 57 0 524

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 600 35.2 17.0 n/a
1989 643 37.4 17.1 n/a
1990 757 41.1 18.4 0
1991 515 38.6 13.3 n/a
1992 491 37.8 12.9 n/a
1993 511 27.0 18.9 n/a
1994 614 31.0 19.8 n/a
1995 660 31.0 21.3 n/a
1996 660 31.0 21.3 n/a
1997 625 32.0 19.5 n/a
1998 672 34.0 19.8 n/a
1999 660 33.0 20.0 n/a
2000 679 35.0 19.4 62.9
2001 577 37.0 15.6 77.8
2002 546 34.7 15.7 80
2003 546 34.7 15.7 80
2004 570 37.8 15.1 68.2
2005 561 38.1 14.7 77.9
2006 736 36.0 20.4 74.3
2007 805 38.2 21.1 74.3
2008 689 39.1 17.6 79
2009 640 44.1 14.5 76.4
2010 646 46.1 14.0 76.9
2011 656 44.0 14.9 88.6
2012 693 16.2 42.6 70.4
2013 700 37.2 18.7 87.7
2014 667 37.0 18.0 81.9
2015 671 36.0 18.6 60.7
2016 592 36.0 16.4 62.7
2017 553 35.5 15.5 100
2018 557 33.5 16.6 100
2019 562 34.0 16.5 89.7
2020 590 32.5 18.1 100
2021 513 38.0 13.5 99.4
2022 506 34.0 14.8 99.4
2023 524 36.0 14.5 100

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
1988 600 35.2 17.0 n/a
1989 643 37.4 17.1 n/a
1990 757 41.1 18.4 0
1991 515 38.6 13.3 n/a
1992 491 37.8 12.9 n/a
1993 511 27.0 18.9 n/a
1994 614 31.0 19.8 n/a
1995 660 31.0 21.3 n/a
1996 660 31.0 21.3 n/a
1997 625 32.0 19.5 n/a
1998 672 34.0 19.8 n/a
1999 660 33.0 20.0 n/a
2000 679 35.0 19.4 62.9
2001 577 37.0 15.6 77.8
2002 546 34.7 15.7 80
2003 546 34.7 15.7 80
2004 570 37.8 15.1 68.2
2005 561 38.1 14.7 77.9
2006 736 36.0 20.4 74.3
2007 805 38.2 21.1 74.3
2008 689 39.1 17.6 79
2009 640 44.1 14.5 76.4
2010 646 46.1 14.0 76.9
2011 656 44.0 14.9 88.6
2012 693 16.2 42.6 70.4
2013 700 37.2 18.7 87.7
2014 667 37.0 18.0 81.9
2015 671 36.0 18.6 60.7
2016 592 36.0 16.4 62.7
2017 553 35.5 15.5 100
2018 557 33.5 16.6 100
2019 562 34.0 16.5 89.7
2020 590 32.5 18.1 100
2021 513 38.0 13.5 99.4
2022 506 34.0 14.8 99.4
2023 524 36.0 14.5 100

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 $980 (7.2%) $12,591 (92.8%) $13,571
2020 $998 (7.0%) $13,179 (93.0%) $14,177
2021 $1,438 (10.2%) $12,707 (89.8%) $14,145
2022 $2,479 (16.7%) $12,382 (83.3%) $14,860

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jefferson Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1363rd of 1544 Elementary schoolsRanks 1365th of 1534 Elementary schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Jefferson Elementary School)32.628.2
 4.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Pennsylvania)5651.7
 4.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson Elementary School)29.234.7
 5.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)61.954
 7.9%
4th Grade Math (Jefferson Elementary School)22.46
 16.4%
   4th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)46.246.5
 0.3%
4th Grade Science (Jefferson Elementary School)46.935.7
 11.2%
   4th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)77.874.1
 3.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson Elementary School)36.118.5
 17.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)63.651.8
 11.8%
5th Grade Math (Jefferson Elementary School)12.710
 2.7%
   5th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)4342.7
 0.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson Elementary School)29.819.5
 10.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)58.553.6
 4.9%
All Grades Math (Jefferson Elementary School)22.414.5
 7.9%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Jefferson Elementary School)46.935.7
 11.2%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson Elementary School)31.824
 7.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students562524
 6.8%
African American8263
 23.2%
American Indian01
Asian35
 66.7%
Hispanic383354
 7.6%
Pacific Islander04
White4840
 16.7%
Two or More Races4657
 23.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.7%100%
 10.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 524 students attended Jefferson Elementary School.

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

Middle : South Mountain Middle School
High : William Allen High School

Jefferson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 11.0% of Pennsylvania elementary schools.

Students at Jefferson Elementary School are 68% Hispanic, 12% African American, 11% Two or more races, 8% White.


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