School Details

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

1900 North Sixth Street, Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 558-4635
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 752 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

75%
68%
56%
74%
71%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
62%
46%
78%
78%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
80%
65%
82%
86%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
75%
60%
80%
74%
65%
78%
70%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burbank Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Burbank. The principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is Melissa Kistler, whose e-mail is melissakistler@burbankusd.org. 752 students attend Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 19% of the 752 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is 21:1. George Washington Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 55% 46%
Hispanic 21% 35%
Filipino 2% 4%
Asian 14% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Unspecified 0.5% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 16630%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 25%
Limited English proficiency 14% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    This school I give it a one star my sons teacher bullies the kids and mimics them when I speak to the teacher is evident she doesn't respect the kids the school is really old fashiond there isn't a counselor for the children that need it. They are big on " our goal is for our children to succeed " but when it comes down to it the teacher is always right. Big fakes. I can go on but there isint enough space. Oh and the minute you walk into this school it seems you have just transported yoursel to Armenia as that is the only language you can hear all teachers and administration is armenian so if you are armenian you lucked out.

  • (4 months ago)

    This school is great. The teachers are competent and work with kids on an individual basis. Two of my kids are currently enrolled and although they both are quiet different in the way they learn they are developing a love for learning thanks to their teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two daughters at this school and I love it. The parents are really great and work together to make it a fun place for the students. The teachers are very good too and get very involved. The PTA and Boosters are big here and do a lot of activities. This school has a library a computer specialist and the AR (Accelerated Reading) system in place.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school. Great teachers Great staff and the PTA is wonderful. My daughter is completing the first grade and I look forward to next year. I have not had any issues and all my questions have been answered and worries put to rest.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been VERY pleased with Jefferson Elementary. We have recently moved her from another district with my husband's new job and have been immensely pleased with the office staff excellent principal and my sons amazing first grade teacher. My son has some speech and occupational therapy needs and they have also been wonderful in considering and addressing his specific needs. The school has a very good "Peaceful Playground" policy for recess that teaches kids the activities and games that ARE acceptable instead of harping on those not allowed. The school uses incentive slips for recognition and the principal knows and interacts with her students with kindness and enthusiasm. The PTA and music programs have also been excellent. We feel fortunate to be at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school awesome principal. Office staff is very rude! Teachers are amazing truly! My son has really excelled and I couldn't be happier. The PTA is super strong and parental involvement is very high in the classrooms.

  • (3 years ago)

    I feel the same way about the office staff moody and just plain rude. I haven't seen much action coming from the principle regarding issues with teachers that shouldn't be teaching. Last year wasn't the greatest but we are fortunate to have AMAZING teachers this year!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Principal and Teachers. Parents get involved. Rude and arrogant office staff. That type of attitude should not be present near children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went there and my three kids went there. Great teachers and great principles and wonderful memories.

  • (4 years ago)

    so far I love the way my kids are so into the teachers and their studies....they have a great helping systems and thanks to all the parent that can help make the teachers work a bit easier.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son's teacher Ms. Kubeczka just won teacher of the year at TJ elementary school. Her and Ms. Kistler (the principal) make TJ the best elementary school for my son and others.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter did not go to preschool so the first week was rough but she excells now and I could not be happier. I volunteer once a week and see all of the fun projects that she does and all of learning that goes on. Excellent

  • (4 years ago)

    great teachers and staff and a wonderful group of parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    wonderful teachers kids! This school is amazing! What great partnerships!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been pleased with the level of education our children have received at Jefferson. The teachers are dedicated and caring and parents are involved. Great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Thomas Jefferson is a welcoming community of parents and teachers! My daughter has thrived at TJ and I love the support she gets from her teachers. We are so fortunate to be able to attend such a wonderful school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent all around meeting all requirements

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing teachers and involved parents make this a top performing school year after year! My kids love it and we love it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers lots of parental involvement. The school has always felt like home to all three of my kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has fabulous parents and students! Itis in a nice neighborhood. Thomas jefferson has many programs and opportunities for students to excel and try out new things. I wouldn't want my own children to go to any other elementary school in Burbank!

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