School Details

Jefferson Elementary School

1400 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 316-5870
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 686 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

39%
45%
47%
45%
42%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Guilford County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
43%
48%
36%
38%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Guilford County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
47%
48%
37%
35%
40%
45%
37%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Guilford County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Greensboro. The principal of Jefferson Elementary School is Ms Cathy Batts and can be contacted at battsc@gcsnc.com. 686 children attend Jefferson Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 69% of the 686 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Elementary School is 15:1. Claxton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 41%
Asian 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 37%
Hispanic 13% 12%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Jefferson Elementary is an outstanding school with top rate teachers and staff. My oldest son went through all grades at Jefferson and I currently have 2 more children attending there. I could not be prouder to have my children at Jefferson Elementary. The PTA is amazing there as well. I really cannot say enough good remarks about the teachers and staff at Jefferson. I wish I could rate them with 10 stars they deserve it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent media assistant and PTA President at Jefferson. We have a faboulous staff and dedicated involved parents that strive for excellence from and for our children. Education is the formost priority for all who serve here all the way from the principal to the the teachers to the PTA parents. We welcome all to our school with open arms. I highly recommend Jefferson Elementary School Greensboro NC.

  • (1 year ago)

    I turned down 2 spots in the local charter school to stay at Jefferson. That should speak volumes as to how much our family loves the teachers and administration here. It was a difficult decision but Jefferson is like our home. Our 1st and 2nd grader loves this school and we all love the staff and the direction that the principal is taking the school. We are staying in our neighborhood school. We believe in public education and the people providing it.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love this school. My kids are so happy here. I couldn't imagine sending them anywhere else.

  • (3 years ago)

    We are grateful for our new principal. She is doing a fantastic job bringing up the moral of the teachers and implementing new reading programs for all grade levels. Both my children love it here and are thriving both academically and socially.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is such a great school. Not only are the teachers hard working and caring but the parents are involved on so many levels. There are always activities happening from fundraising to clubs to family actitivies that it is easy to be involved with your children's school no matter how busy you are. My kids really enjoyed this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Jefferson is a good school however the teachers do not follow the IEP's for the children. The kids are stressed with high expectations to maintain even if they are not receiving a passing grade. The teachers continue to push the children even if they don't get the concept as long as they pass the state tests. There is little concern for the childs understanding of concepts.

  • (5 years ago)

    All different race students around the world learn happily here.I have never seen such oneness in any other schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has great potential and hopefully when the Principal retires or is forced out (which in all likelihood will not occur) the school will regain it s once highly esteemed reputation as one of the best elementary schools in the area. The Principal is an authoritarian and makes the teachers jobs unbearable. Teaching in today s schools is already an impossible task with No Child Left Behind and behavior issues. The Principal is hyper focused on the AYP/EOG s and demands the impossible from staff. The Principal changes committees and educational approaches so frequently it is difficult for the teaching staff to keep up and carry out her demands. Jefferson Elementary (like many other schools in Guilford County) has fallen well below the expected AYP. The Principal no longer holds the respect of the majority of her teachers and is too stubborn to yield especially where our children s welfare development and most importantly education are concerned.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been an involved parent at the school for 5 years. All of my children have had excellent teachers every year but there are some I would not want to experience. Stay involved if you want the best for your child. The specialists (Art Music and PE) are exceptional. The principal is an administrator through and through and does not seem to care much about individual children much less know their names etc. She seems at odds with many of her staff and the turnover seems high. Thankfully most of the teachers are gifted enough to shut their doors tune her out and do what is right for our children. I am very pleased with the education my children have recieved so far but concerned about the future of the school. NCLB obsessive testing and our principal's lack of vision are going to make it challenging.

  • (6 years ago)

    Everything about this school is excellent. The entire front office counselor and rincipal. Ms.Trogdon is an especially sensitive and talented teacher among the many at this school. Leadership is strong and well balanced and this principal respects everyone's opinion.

  • (7 years ago)

    After six years spent as a Jefferson parent I can confidently say that no elementary education is better - some are different but none better. Every teacher we have had has been dedicated and able; many have been remarkable. The principal works tirelessly for school improvement and balances faculty needs with parent needs An active PTA helps fund the 'extras'' that take the school from good to great. We're so glad to have been there.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is at Jefferson and the teachers has been wonderful. The staff has helped with child so much in different areas not only academically. If you have a child with any kind of LD i would say that Jefferson is a great place where your child can get the help he needs. There are a lot of loving caring and highly qualify teachers in the school (Ms. Bess Ms. Harriet Ms. Cunninghan Ms. Munoz Ms. Barbour and the ACESS staff-thank you all!!!)I feel confident that my child next year will get another great teacher.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been a very involved parent for 5 years and the teachers and the staff are excellent. My child has received and exceptional education thanks to the dedication of the teachers and the assistants. True you should stay involved but the work done by the teachers insures every childs needs are met. Jefferson is a wonderful school and I am proud to have been a part of it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school some excellent teachers and some not quite so. Get and stay involved is the best way to ensure success for your children. The principal a pure administrative type and is clearly out of touch with her staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    I thought Jefferson was a great school. My opinion has changed. If I didn't think my child would get some type of unfair treatment I would give specifics as to my dealings with the faculty and administration these last two years but all I can say is stay involved.

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