North Jefferson Elementary

Summary:

North Jefferson Elementary is a public elementary school in Kearneysville, West Virginia, serving 223 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Jefferson County Schools district, which is ranked 13 out of 55 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

While North Jefferson Elementary has a higher percentage of Hispanic students compared to surrounding schools, it has lower percentages of African American and Asian students. Academically, the school consistently underperforms, with lower proficiency rates in state assessments across grade levels and subject areas compared to the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 38.6% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in Math, compared to 49.9% for the Jefferson County Schools district and 51.6% for the state. This pattern of underperformance is observed across multiple grades and subjects.

Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio, North Jefferson Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of West Virginia elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger in recent years. In contrast, nearby schools like Shepherdstown Elementary School and C.W. Shipley Elementary School have ranked in the top 20% of the state and have a 4- or 5-star rating. These stark differences in performance suggest the need for a comprehensive review of the factors contributing to North Jefferson Elementary's struggles and the implementation of targeted interventions to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 6996 Charles Town Rd
       Kearneysville, WV  25430-2770


(304) 725-9587

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
325th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,081 Help


Students who attend North Jefferson Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Shepherdstown Middle School
High:    Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.8 Help
Number of students:  223

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.2%
Hispanic:
9.0%
Two or more races:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details North Jefferson Elementary ranks worse than 88.3% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 7th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details North Jefferson Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Jefferson County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (76.2%), Hispanic (9%), two or more races (9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Jefferson Elementary is 8.8, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Jefferson Elementary is $15,081, which is the highest among 10 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

North Jefferson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks North Jefferson Elementary 325th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See North Jefferson Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Schools 13th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Jefferson Elementary

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Rank History for all students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 23.25 368th 420 12.4%
2010 25.64 379th 427 11.2%
2011 30.66 336th 426 21.1%
2012 39.00 281st 426 34.0%
2013 59.72 140th 428 67.3%
2014 47.54 219th 422 48.1%
2015 42.22 255th 408 37.5%
2016 16.03 376th 402 6.5%
2017 26.80 338th 399 15.3%
2018 26.38 328th 392 16.3%
2019 26.19 315th 383 17.8%
2021 31.86 280th 380 26.3%
2022 46.35 193rd 375 48.5%
2023 19.06 325th 368 11.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 25.22 188th 218 13.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 14.77 98th 98 0.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 40.28 228th 377 39.5%
2018 29.11 218th 258 15.5%
2019 12.91 181st 185 2.2%
2023 57.28 63rd 180 65.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 30.94 311th 382 18.6%
2018 34.01 279th 368 24.2%
2021 33.87 254th 335 24.2%
2022 41.44 208th 347 40.1%
2023 22.55 303rd 333 9.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.30 11th 21 47.6%
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Rank History for Female students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.37 303rd 381 20.5%
2018 18.74 346th 366 5.5%
2019 27.54 276th 339 18.6%
2021 33.96 231st 322 28.3%
2022 27.79 255th 325 21.5%
2023 15.96 295th 317 6.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 66.75 24th 146 83.6%
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Rank History for Male students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 31.29 302nd 382 20.9%
2018 37.81 244th 364 33.0%
2019 28.09 271st 338 19.8%
2021 33.21 239th 333 28.2%
2022 42.85 182nd 330 44.8%
2023 24.04 276th 322 14.3%
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Rank History for African American students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.74 89th 187 52.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 19.10 152nd 156 2.6%
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Rank History for White students at North Jefferson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 35.42 267th 382 30.1%
2018 32.30 279th 374 25.4%
2019 32.99 272nd 373 27.1%
2021 35.82 252nd 376 33.0%
2022 54.13 149th 373 60.1%
2023 21.65 320th 366 12.6%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department 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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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for North Jefferson 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 478 478
1990 414 59 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 484
1991 386 56 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 452
1992 381 52 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1993 280 52 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1994 253 40 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 309
1995 303 34 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1996 303 34 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1997 310 37 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1998 310 37 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1999 311 40 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 365
2000 305 51 0 14 0 n/a n/a 0 370
2001 320 47 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2002 247 38 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2003 247 38 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2004 269 39 1 18 3 n/a n/a 0 330
2005 268 31 1 15 1 n/a n/a 0 316
2006 270 37 1 20 1 n/a n/a 0 329
2007 279 36 2 21 1 n/a n/a 0 339
2008 284 45 1 24 1 n/a n/a 0 355
2009 305 43 2 19 2 n/a n/a 0 371
2010 299 40 2 16 1 0 1 0 359
2011 224 27 1 17 0 0 4 0 273
2012 207 29 1 15 0 0 7 0 259
2013 193 24 0 19 0 0 20 0 256
2014 205 23 1 18 0 0 21 0 268
2015 199 27 2 21 0 1 19 0 269
2016 208 19 3 19 0 0 22 0 271
2017 201 19 1 16 0 0 25 0 262
2018 242 25 2 18 0 0 27 0 314
2019 225 20 1 20 0 0 19 0 285
2020 189 16 0 20 0 0 19 0 244
2021 166 15 3 17 0 0 13 0 214
2022 190 13 1 23 0 0 18 0 245
2023 170 10 0 20 1 2 20 0 223

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 North Jefferson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 478 29.2 16.3 n/a
1990 484 28.8 16.8 32.4
1991 452 27.0 16.7 38.1
1992 441 29.0 15.2 46.5
1993 337 22.0 15.3 46.6
1994 309 21.2 14.6 45
1995 348 25.3 13.8 59.5
1996 348 25.3 13.8 59.5
1997 359 24.5 14.7 50.4
1998 359 25.8 13.9 43.5
1999 365 31.5 11.6 63
2000 370 31.9 11.6 56.5
2001 376 30.4 12.4 55.1
2002 301 27.6 10.9 59.5
2003 301 27.6 10.9 59.5
2004 330 25.7 12.8 63.9
2005 316 27.3 11.6 62.3
2006 329 33.0 10.0 53.8
2007 339 31.5 10.8 54
2008 355 32.2 11.0 53.8
2009 371 31.0 12.0 50.1
2010 359 31.7 11.3 52.4
2011 273 23.6 11.5 50.5
2012 259 20.7 12.4 56
2013 256 22.7 11.2 59.8
2014 268 22.6 11.8 n/a
2015 269 20.0 13.4 43.1
2016 271 22.0 12.3 47.2
2017 262 21.5 12.1 42
2018 314 19.5 16.1 56.1
2019 285 22.0 12.9 56.1
2020 244 23.5 10.3 65.6
2021 214 20.0 10.7 53.7
2022 245 20.0 12.2 n/a
2023 223 25.2 8.8 n/a

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 North Jefferson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 478 29.2 16.3 n/a
1990 484 28.8 16.8 32.4
1991 452 27.0 16.7 38.1
1992 441 29.0 15.2 46.5
1993 337 22.0 15.3 46.6
1994 309 21.2 14.6 45
1995 348 25.3 13.8 59.5
1996 348 25.3 13.8 59.5
1997 359 24.5 14.7 50.4
1998 359 25.8 13.9 43.5
1999 365 31.5 11.6 63
2000 370 31.9 11.6 56.5
2001 376 30.4 12.4 55.1
2002 301 27.6 10.9 59.5
2003 301 27.6 10.9 59.5
2004 330 25.7 12.8 63.9
2005 316 27.3 11.6 62.3
2006 329 33.0 10.0 53.8
2007 339 31.5 10.8 54
2008 355 32.2 11.0 53.8
2009 371 31.0 12.0 50.1
2010 359 31.7 11.3 52.4
2011 273 23.6 11.5 50.5
2012 259 20.7 12.4 56
2013 256 22.7 11.2 59.8
2014 268 22.6 11.8 n/a
2015 269 20.0 13.4 43.1
2016 271 22.0 12.3 47.2
2017 262 21.5 12.1 42
2018 314 19.5 16.1 56.1
2019 285 22.0 12.9 56.1
2020 244 23.5 10.3 65.6
2021 214 20.0 10.7 53.7
2022 245 20.0 12.2 n/a
2023 223 25.2 8.8 n/a

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 North Jefferson Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,250 (8.3%) $13,831 (91.7%) $15,081

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on North Jefferson Elementary

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 315th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 325th of 368 Elementary schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (North Jefferson Elementary)46.238.6
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)48.649.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Jefferson Elementary)28.220.5
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)46.534.4
 12.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (North Jefferson Elementary)15.429.6
 14.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)46.143.1
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (North Jefferson Elementary)15.432.9
 17.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)49.444.6
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (North Jefferson Elementary)28.124.1
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (North Jefferson Elementary)43.820.7
 23.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)53.445.1
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (North Jefferson Elementary)40.624.1
 16.5%
   5th Grade Science (Jefferson County Schools)45.837.5
 8.3%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.8
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students285223
 21.8%
African American2010
 50%
American Indian01
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic2020
Pacific Islander02
White225170
 24.4%
Two or More Races1920
 5.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about North Jefferson Elementary

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

Middle : Shepherdstown Middle School
High : Jefferson High School

Students at North Jefferson Elementary are 76% White, 9% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 223 students attended North Jefferson Elementary.

North Jefferson Elementary ranks in the bottom 11.7% of West Virginia elementary schools.


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

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