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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
West Jefferson Hills School District is an above average, public school district located in Jefferson Hills, PA. It has 2,860 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About West Jefferson Hills School District...
Address
835 Old Clairton Rd
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
Telephone
(412) 655-8450
Website

West Jefferson Hills School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1160
163 responses
Average ACT
27
38 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,860
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,133
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$38,032,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,791/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

West Jefferson Hills School District Reviews

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The current high school was constructed in the 1950s and is basically falling apart. It's honestly such a dreary environment, but I've gotten used to it over the years. Disregarding the physical decay of the building, many of the teachers at TJ as well as across the district are absolutely wonderful! They genuinely care about forming real connections with students and helping them to succeed.
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As a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, and a long-term student of the district, I have much to say about the inner-workings of the school district. While the sense of community in the district is well above average, the actual academics within the schools and resourcefulness of the administration lack behind. During elementary and middle school years, the willingness and pride of faculty and students is tremendous; however, at the high school, much of this foundation falls apart. For example, the quality of academics does not compare to that of nearby school districts, and the overall preparation and guidance towards the college process can basically be regarded as a failure. Additionally, physical school buildings are not in the best condition to foster an overachieving environment. While I have obtained the greatest benefits this school district can give, much of the system must be revamped to compete with other schools and to provide the best environment for students.
There’s always constant change, but regardless the academics and teachers are amazing. With new superintendents and principals coming in and out of the schools can be confusing, but overall I still enjoy attending school there.