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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Jefferson High School is an above average, public school located in Festus, MO. It has 288 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
66 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$52,081
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
288
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,506
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,149/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Jefferson High School's teachers care about your grades and are willing to help you improve them if you are struggling. Jefferson High School also encourages students to score high on the ACT by providing numerous resources and even a free ACT each spring to Juniors. Bullying is not tolerated at all by any of the faculty members. The art classes are amazing, but the paint provided by the school is of poor quality. The art department needs more funding to provide better supplies to its students. The school's culture is definitely that of a small school and your teachers know your name.
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The Jefferson HIgh school response and readiness during the COVID-19 crisis says it all about Jefferson R-7. They have enabled 87% of the students to continue learning online through school issued Chromebooks, and the remainder of the students will have textbooks and assignments delivered to them. All students will be able to complete the school year.
This is a rather good school. As far as smalltown country schools go, this is one of the best you're going to get. I personally enjoy the community and the people I go to school with, and while the academics may be slightly lacking for me, that's a common problem for small schools with a limited number of honors kids. The staff and administration are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, the food is amazing, our athletics are insane and it's one of the safest schools you'll find. Truly a good place.