Best Public Schools in Jefferson, TX


The city of Jefferson, Texas is home to 4 schools serving students from pre-K through 12th grade, including 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. These schools are part of the Jefferson Independent School District (Isd), which is ranked 662 out of 968 in Texas and rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger, suggesting systemic challenges that need to be addressed.

Among the standout schools, Jefferson Elementary stands out for having the highest percentage of white students (65.82%) and the lowest percentage of African American students (21.82%), as well as the highest reading proficiency rates in grades 3 and 4. In contrast, Jefferson Pri School has the highest percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients at 83.33%, indicating a high-need student population, and the highest per-student spending at $16,563, suggesting a focus on early childhood education.

Across the district, the schools face challenges in academic performance, with test scores generally underperforming compared to state averages, particularly in mathematics. Graduation rates are relatively high, with Jefferson High School boasting a 92.4% four-year graduation rate. However, the district-wide issues, such as the low overall ranking and rating, suggest the need for a comprehensive approach to address the disparities and improve educational outcomes for all students in the Jefferson, Texas area.

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

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