School Details

Jefferson Elementary School

315 Jackson St, Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 831-5090
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 372 students 15 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

47%
53%
44%
32%
53%
48%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
61%
54%
26%
54%
44%
26%
55%
49%
41%
73%
69%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
53%
44%
20%
47%
47%
28%
59%
59%
20%
44%
36%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
47%
65%
76%
79%
66%
65%
47%
64%
38%
56%
60%
60%
68%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Henderson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Henderson. 372 students go to Jefferson Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 77% of the 372 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jefferson Elementary School is 15:1. South Heights Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 85%
Hispanic 6% 2%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is finishing her fourth year at Jefferson and we have been extremely pleased with the school. The culture is one of high academic expectation and it comes from the top down! The majority of the teachers are excellent. The major weakness of Jefferson is lack of parent involvement. However the PTO is improving.

  • (6 years ago)

    Discipline needs too be an issue at Jefferson because children with behavior problems are being ignored and/or sent to another school because noone has patience to work with the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are very close to each other and the students and make it a 'family school.' Many of the kids who attend walk to school as it is in downtown. The principal is new and is very aggressively raising the expectations of student achievements. Discipline is not an issue at Jefferson. The student body as a whole is very well behaved. The one downside to Jefferson is that it lacks parent volunteers especially in the upper block so the teachers have to work with with the students on their portfolios and their AR test.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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