Thomas Jefferson High School is a public school located in Council Bluffs, IA. It has 1,238 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Thomas Jefferson High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Thomas Jefferson High School Reviews
Overall, Thomas Jefferson High school is a very good school. The teachers genuinely care about their students and will often work one-on-one to make sure a student is succeeding. Though, I wish there were more college prep and readiness help for more than just the senior class. I know that I and other students in my graduation class could greatly benefit from a more open discussion on options after high school aside from the mandatory, boring talk that doesn't give any new information. The school could be more inclusive with students, making sure that everyone has the same option for opportunities as well as the knowledge about said opportunities. Overall, the school needs to spread messages more and have more in-depth discussions with students on their futures.
The school gets a bad rep about being filled with druggies and nobodies, but I am here to say that this is simply not the case. Although there are a minority that end up succumbing to the streets, the majority of the students and faculties are good, hard-working, and caring people. When I first got there, the overall mood was that nothing good came from it. However, when I left, the complete opposite was true. A culture of positivity and optimism had shifted the way the students viewed the school, and how others within the community view it. We may not have been the most athletic or smartest. Though, for a fact, I know that we were some of the most improved.
The teachers were so kind, and so helpful. The only thing they wanted to do was to see you succeed. As a recent grad, I still keep in touch with some of my teachers! They want to continue to see me grow and reach my dreams!