Jefferson-Houston Elementary

Public PK, KG-8

 1501 Cameron St
       Alexandria, VA  22314


(703) 706-4400

District: Alexandria City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1011th of 1,102 Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,202 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0
Number of students:  660

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.5%
White:
22.9%
Hispanic:
20.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jefferson-Houston Elementary ranks worse than 91.7% of elementary schools in Virginia. It also ranks 13th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Alexandria City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.98. (See more...)
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Compare Details Jefferson-Houston Elementary ranks worse than 96.2% of middle schools in Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Jefferson-Houston Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (49.5%), White (22.9%), Hispanic (20.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson-Houston Elementary is 21, which is the 7th best among 14 elementary schools in the Alexandria City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jefferson-Houston Elementary is $13,202, which is the 3rd highest among 14 elementary schools in the Alexandria City Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Jefferson-Houston Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson-Houston Elementary 1011th of 1102 Virginia public elementary schools. (See Jefferson-Houston Elementary in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson-Houston Elementary 403rd of 419 Virginia public middle schools. (See Jefferson-Houston Elementary in the ranking list.)

Alexandria City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Alexandria City Public Schools 98th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson-Houston Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 3.11 1057th 1062 0.5%
2006 11.72 1040th 1071 2.9%
2007 1.11 1080th 1083 0.3%
2008 11.01 1050th 1081 2.9%
2009 7.14 1066th 1082 1.5%
2010 11.10 1081st 1113 2.9%
2011 0.53 1115th 1117 0.2%
2012 0.91 1117th 1117 0.0%
2013 7.72 1093rd 1120 2.4%
2014 4.28 1094th 1110 1.4%
2015 9.66 1057th 1100 3.9%
2016 9.32 1049th 1096 4.3%
2017 5.49 1070th 1099 2.6%
2018 15.34 1002nd 1097 8.7%
2019 11.90 1036th 1105 6.2%
2021 9.98 1011th 1102 8.3%

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

Rank History for Jefferson-Houston Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 5.22 412th 413 0.2%
2012 5.89 407th 413 1.5%
2013 14.26 387th 416 7.0%
2014 7.28 401st 416 3.6%
2015 14.18 378th 412 8.3%
2016 14.70 377th 409 7.8%
2017 28.63 333rd 415 19.8%
2018 17.47 386th 413 6.5%
2019 20.85 373rd 424 12.0%
2021 8.37 403rd 419 3.8%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Open Quote This is my family's fifth year at Jefferson Houston, and we are very happy. The teachers are kind and encouraging. The parent community is positive and supportive. We are doing virtual learning right now because of the pandemic, and the energy and effort from my children's teachers is remarkable! Don't discount this school because of bad computer algorithms that rank it poorly. Visit the school -- a beautiful new building constructed a few years ago with natural light, a fun playground, and large classrooms -- and talk to parents. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 27, 2017

Open Quote J-H has an enthusiastic community of students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents. It also has fantastic facilities: a new building and K-8 means elementary students have resources not available elsewhere. Test scores are improving as investment in the school has turned the corner and the broader community is supportive. I encourage everyone to visit the school and be impressed by the level of learning taking place. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 27, 2011

Open Quote This is a great school. We are having a wonderful experience with small class sizes and individualized attention for kids at ALL levels. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Jefferson-Houston Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 490 490
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 481 481
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 480 480
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 493 493
1993 85 266 44 116 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1994 81 273 61 87 1 n/a n/a 0 503
1995 68 278 58 115 1 n/a n/a 0 520
1996 68 278 58 115 1 n/a n/a 0 520
1997 92 289 41 107 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1998 82 292 47 114 2 n/a n/a 0 537
1999 89 313 47 154 6 n/a n/a 0 609
2000 97 343 60 169 4 n/a n/a -4 669
2001 56 354 4 70 2 n/a n/a 0 486
2002 51 324 3 48 3 n/a n/a 0 429
2003 51 324 3 48 3 n/a n/a 0 429
2004 42 286 4 46 1 n/a n/a 3 382
2005 52 263 3 38 1 n/a n/a 2 359
2006 58 249 6 39 1 n/a n/a 6 359
2007 55 240 3 45 1 n/a n/a 9 353
2008 49 198 2 38 0 n/a n/a 10 297
2009 25 179 2 35 2 n/a n/a 12 255
2010 37 207 3 40 5 n/a n/a 15 307
2011 58 210 1 46 1 1 18 0 335
2012 70 226 5 59 1 1 4 0 366
2013 55 251 5 61 0 1 4 0 377
2014 36 237 5 70 0 2 7 0 357
2015 48 298 6 83 1 2 7 0 445
2016 70 330 10 109 0 0 9 0 528
2017 77 340 15 112 0 1 18 0 563
2018 129 325 19 141 0 2 21 0 637
2019 147 330 22 120 0 1 21 0 641
2020 151 327 21 137 2 2 20 0 660

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-Houston Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 490 41.2 11.8 n/a
1990 481 39.9 12.0 n/a
1991 480 38.6 12.4 n/a
1992 493 39.3 12.5 n/a
1993 511 41.0 12.5 n/a
1994 503 28.1 n/a 61.8
1995 520 n/a 0.0 56.2
1996 520 n/a 0.0 56.2
1997 530 n/a 0.0 57
1998 537 n/a 0.0 59.2
1999 609 48.0 12.7 67.7
2000 669 n/a 0.0 49.9
2001 486 54.3 9.0 72.8
2002 429 56.0 7.7 72.5
2003 429 56.0 7.7 72.5
2004 382 53.5 7.1 67.5
2005 359 53.5 6.7 66.7
2006 359 49.0 7.3 64.3
2007 353 62.0 5.7 66
2008 297 30.0 9.9 69.3
2009 255 32.0 8.0 75.7
2010 307 26.0 11.8 77.1
2011 335 34.5 9.7 66
2012 366 34.5 10.6 70.2
2013 377 39.4 9.5 70
2014 357 39.1 9.1 79.8
2015 445 37.0 12.0 74.4
2016 528 44.0 12.0 73.7
2017 563 44.5 12.6 71.2
2018 637 54.1 11.7 62.6
2019 641 45.6 14.0 63.5
2020 660 31.3 21.0 63.3

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-Houston Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 490 41.2 11.8 n/a
1990 481 39.9 12.0 n/a
1991 480 38.6 12.4 n/a
1992 493 39.3 12.5 n/a
1993 511 41.0 12.5 n/a
1994 503 28.1 n/a 61.8
1995 520 n/a 0.0 56.2
1996 520 n/a 0.0 56.2
1997 530 n/a 0.0 57
1998 537 n/a 0.0 59.2
1999 609 48.0 12.7 67.7
2000 669 n/a 0.0 49.9
2001 486 54.3 9.0 72.8
2002 429 56.0 7.7 72.5
2003 429 56.0 7.7 72.5
2004 382 53.5 7.1 67.5
2005 359 53.5 6.7 66.7
2006 359 49.0 7.3 64.3
2007 353 62.0 5.7 66
2008 297 30.0 9.9 69.3
2009 255 32.0 8.0 75.7
2010 307 26.0 11.8 77.1
2011 335 34.5 9.7 66
2012 366 34.5 10.6 70.2
2013 377 39.4 9.5 70
2014 357 39.1 9.1 79.8
2015 445 37.0 12.0 74.4
2016 528 44.0 12.0 73.7
2017 563 44.5 12.6 71.2
2018 637 54.1 11.7 62.6
2019 641 45.6 14.0 63.5
2020 660 31.3 21.0 63.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jefferson-Houston Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $426 (3.2%) $12,776 (96.8%) $13,202

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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

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