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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Gretna, LA. It has 400 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
17 Gretna Blvd.
Gretna, LA 70053
Telephone
(504) 363-4300
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Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
25 responses
Average ACT
27
212 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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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
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$41,260
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$853
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies, health fairs, move-up day
    44%
  • Community service
    22%
  • After school activities
    11%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
400
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,769
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,351/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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I like the friendly atmosphere with the students and most teachers. One thing I would like to see change about Thomas Jefferson is the campus. The campus is very small however, that doesn't stop its academic excellence!
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Thomas Jefferson is an academically challenging school that is concerned and puts its best effort in making sure you get into the college of your choice, as well as notified scholarship availability, and taking the advantage of early college classes. This is a tight end school that likes to focus on academics, so school spirit, athletic, and pep rallies aren't all too exciting or well off, so having the high school experience of senior trips or long, exciting pep rallies won't be so fun. It's a great school for parents, if you'd like your kids to continue academic excellence.
The school is unlike any other, especially in its district. Most of the teachers and faculty members are very friendly and offer help when you ask. It's not too hard to make any friends amongst the student body, and the environment is safe and secured.