South Jefferson Elementary School

Summary:

South Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Charles Town, West Virginia that serves 458 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade, and is part of the Jefferson County Schools district.

South Jefferson Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic assessments, with significantly higher proficiency rates in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science. The school has ranked among the top 23% of elementary schools in West Virginia, and has a lower student-teacher ratio of 16.9 compared to the state average. South Jefferson's academic performance exceeds most nearby schools, with only C.W. Shipley Elementary matching or exceeding its results. The school has also shown strong performance across diverse student subgroups, including female, male, white, and special education students.

Despite its high academic achievement, South Jefferson Elementary has a relatively low per-student spending of $11,235, suggesting it is able to provide a quality education efficiently. The school's predominantly white student population, with lower percentages of African American and Hispanic students compared to state averages, is another notable characteristic. Overall, South Jefferson Elementary stands out as a model of academic excellence within the Jefferson County Schools district and the state of West Virginia.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4599 Summit Point Rd
       Charles Town, WV  25414-4673


(304) 728-9216

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
84th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,235 Help


Students who attend South Jefferson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Charles Town Middle School
High:    Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  458

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.8%
Two or more races:
8.1%
Hispanic:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.2% Help


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Compare Details South Jefferson Elementary School ranks better than 77.2% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 3rd 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 69.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.8%), two or more races (8.1%), Hispanic (5.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Jefferson Elementary School is 16.9. 8 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Jefferson Elementary School is $11,235. 7 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Jefferson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Jefferson Elementary School 84th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See South Jefferson Elementary School 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 South Jefferson Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 66.29 107th 420 74.5%
2010 50.60 204th 427 52.2%
2011 52.56 183rd 426 57.0%
2012 63.08 116th 426 72.8%
2013 70.17 77th 428 82.0%
2014 83.28 35th 422 91.7%
2015 77.25 48th 408 88.2%
2016 64.93 108th 402 73.1%
2017 62.55 125th 399 68.7%
2018 58.39 148th 392 62.2%
2019 65.16 109th 383 71.5%
2021 47.81 185th 380 51.3%
2022 49.68 174th 375 53.6%
2023 69.76 84th 368 77.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 45.25 118th 218 45.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 26.02 81st 98 17.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.27 165th 377 56.2%
2018 72.22 34th 258 86.8%
2019 38.28 111th 185 40.0%
2023 68.11 39th 180 78.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 36.99 266th 382 30.4%
2018 35.47 268th 368 27.2%
2021 36.61 235th 335 29.9%
2022 47.78 171st 347 50.7%
2023 60.01 103rd 333 69.1%
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Rank History for Homeless students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.65 7th 16 56.3%
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Rank History for Female students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 49.71 191st 381 49.9%
2018 52.35 163rd 366 55.5%
2019 59.10 123rd 339 63.7%
2021 41.61 190th 322 41.0%
2022 50.30 145th 325 55.4%
2023 73.49 57th 317 82.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.81 60th 146 58.9%
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Rank History for Male students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 68.28 84th 382 78.0%
2018 60.43 131st 364 64.0%
2019 67.14 89th 338 73.7%
2021 53.14 135th 333 59.5%
2022 49.14 151st 330 54.2%
2023 58.70 114th 322 64.6%
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Rank History for African American students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 72.15 23rd 187 87.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 22.77 143rd 156 8.3%
2018 36.51 10th 12 16.7%
2022 63.31 2nd 12 83.3%
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Rank History for White students at South Jefferson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 68.83 89th 382 76.7%
2018 66.04 111th 374 70.3%
2019 69.98 84th 373 77.5%
2021 55.51 133rd 376 64.6%
2022 55.14 144th 373 61.4%
2023 75.56 65th 366 82.2%
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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 South Jefferson Elementary School

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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 392 392
1990 339 29 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1991 335 29 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1992 329 28 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1993 334 25 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1994 338 22 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1995 348 23 2 9 3 n/a n/a 0 385
1996 348 23 2 9 3 n/a n/a 0 385
1997 352 25 16 9 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1998 344 23 9 5 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1999 349 28 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2000 354 31 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 395
2001 343 24 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 375
2002 304 18 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2003 304 18 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2004 382 19 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2005 414 26 2 11 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2006 431 25 5 19 1 n/a n/a 0 481
2007 445 27 5 22 1 n/a n/a 0 500
2008 451 21 6 18 2 n/a n/a 0 498
2009 479 23 7 19 2 n/a n/a 0 530
2010 465 27 7 18 2 1 4 0 524
2011 465 29 5 20 1 1 7 0 528
2012 461 29 5 21 0 1 14 0 531
2013 446 32 2 17 0 1 25 0 523
2014 406 36 2 31 0 1 22 0 498
2015 398 24 1 35 0 0 35 0 493
2016 398 21 2 25 0 0 34 0 480
2017 413 21 1 34 0 0 36 0 505
2018 394 21 1 43 0 0 36 0 495
2019 382 27 0 38 0 0 30 0 477
2020 388 25 1 44 0 0 33 0 491
2021 353 17 1 33 0 0 33 0 437
2022 349 15 1 32 0 0 39 0 436
2023 379 14 1 27 0 0 37 0 458

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 South Jefferson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 392 27.2 14.4 n/a
1990 375 26.0 14.4 24.8
1991 367 23.0 15.9 25.9
1992 365 23.2 15.7 24.7
1993 366 23.0 15.9 23.5
1994 368 21.0 17.5 26.9
1995 385 23.4 16.5 28.3
1996 385 23.4 16.5 28.3
1997 402 25.0 16.1 29.1
1998 381 26.7 14.3 28.1
1999 387 27.4 14.1 36.4
2000 395 28.1 14.1 36.5
2001 375 28.0 13.4 35.7
2002 329 23.5 14.0 29.5
2003 329 23.5 14.0 29.5
2004 414 24.5 16.9 24.4
2005 453 27.1 16.7 24.5
2006 481 28.3 17.0 23.7
2007 500 30.8 16.2 24
2008 498 29.0 17.2 25.3
2009 530 36.5 14.5 29.4
2010 524 33.9 15.4 34
2011 528 34.3 15.3 32.8
2012 531 30.9 17.1 38
2013 523 29.3 17.8 42.6
2014 498 28.4 17.5 43.8
2015 493 28.0 17.6 40
2016 480 29.0 16.5 44
2017 505 29.0 17.4 43
2018 495 28.5 17.3 47.3
2019 477 28.5 16.7 50.3
2020 491 27.0 18.1 48.9
2021 437 28.0 15.6 41.2
2022 436 26.0 16.7 n/a
2023 458 27.0 16.9 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 South Jefferson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 392 27.2 14.4 n/a
1990 375 26.0 14.4 24.8
1991 367 23.0 15.9 25.9
1992 365 23.2 15.7 24.7
1993 366 23.0 15.9 23.5
1994 368 21.0 17.5 26.9
1995 385 23.4 16.5 28.3
1996 385 23.4 16.5 28.3
1997 402 25.0 16.1 29.1
1998 381 26.7 14.3 28.1
1999 387 27.4 14.1 36.4
2000 395 28.1 14.1 36.5
2001 375 28.0 13.4 35.7
2002 329 23.5 14.0 29.5
2003 329 23.5 14.0 29.5
2004 414 24.5 16.9 24.4
2005 453 27.1 16.7 24.5
2006 481 28.3 17.0 23.7
2007 500 30.8 16.2 24
2008 498 29.0 17.2 25.3
2009 530 36.5 14.5 29.4
2010 524 33.9 15.4 34
2011 528 34.3 15.3 32.8
2012 531 30.9 17.1 38
2013 523 29.3 17.8 42.6
2014 498 28.4 17.5 43.8
2015 493 28.0 17.6 40
2016 480 29.0 16.5 44
2017 505 29.0 17.4 43
2018 495 28.5 17.3 47.3
2019 477 28.5 16.7 50.3
2020 491 27.0 18.1 48.9
2021 437 28.0 15.6 41.2
2022 436 26.0 16.7 n/a
2023 458 27.0 16.9 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 South Jefferson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $476 (4.2%) $10,759 (95.8%) $11,235

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Jefferson Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 109th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 84th of 368 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (South Jefferson Elementary School)36.763.6
 26.9%
   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 (South Jefferson Elementary School)44.347
 2.7%
   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 (South Jefferson Elementary School)53.352.2
 1%
   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 (South Jefferson Elementary School)6153.6
 7.4%
   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 (South Jefferson Elementary School)6252.8
 9.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (South Jefferson Elementary School)57.844.4
 13.4%
   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 (South Jefferson Elementary School)49.341.7
 7.6%
   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 Students477458
 4%
African American2714
 48.1%
American Indian00
Asian01
Hispanic3827
 28.9%
Pacific Islander00
White382379
 0.8%
Two or More Races3037
 23.3%


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South Jefferson Elementary School ranks 84th of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 458 students attended South Jefferson Elementary School.

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

Middle : Charles Town Middle School
High : Washington High School

Students at South Jefferson Elementary School are 83% White, 8% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 3% African American.


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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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