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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Jefferson City School District is an above average, public school district located in Jefferson City, MO. It has 8,991 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
About Jefferson City School District...
Address
315 E Dunklin St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone
(573) 659-3000
Website

Jefferson City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1180
19 responses
Average ACT
26
206 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,991
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,885
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$90,154,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,736/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%

Jefferson City School District Reviews

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My children received quality educational opportunities at their elementary school. The middle schools were good, but the rigor was lacking. The high school was good. The teachers were generally very good, but the facilities were sub-standard compared to other school districts. Recently a bond and levy passed and there will be a new high school and the existing HS will be completely renovated. This is a very good thing!
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The school is mostly average. It has some really great teachers but overall most of them are average to awful. The culture of the school seems to be biased towards the athletes and against minorities. I would not feel safe expressing my opinions, and debate is discouraged by almost all teachers. The buildings are falling apart at the middle school and high school level, however that should be remedied soon. The classes offered at the high school are mediocre at best and biased towards the agriculture academies. Funds to the debate team are far too low and the importance is completely over looked. They make an effort to show they care by making empty promises and idiotic sounding statements, it seems as if they think the students are idiots.
I first enrolled at Jefferson City High School at the start of my sophomore year and I had no idea what to expect from this new environment; however, after finishing my second year, I am truly proud to call myself a Jay Bird. The students and staff here overflow with Jay Pride at pep rallies, school dances, and sports events. The teachers at JCHS really took my interest in academics and ran with it, and most notably, my love and passion for speech and debate that eventually ranked me 5th at the 2018 national tournament would not be where it is without the supportive team I joined here.