School Details

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

2651 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 725-0262
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 489 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

41%
38%
55%
69%
46%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Joliet Public School District 86 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
48%
60%
52%
46%
59%
78%
67%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Joliet Public School District 86 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
48%
59%
44%
45%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Joliet Public School District 86 average
  • Illinois 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 Joliet. The principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is Brenda Byrnes. 489 students go to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 489 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 65% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is 14:1. Carl Sandburg Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 48% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 77%
Limited English proficiency 27% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 55% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is a straight A student at this school. She is not challenged in any way in her school work. She has been physically abused by another student- with no response from the principal and asst. principal. She was hit by another student on the bus and other students on this bus video taped themselves standing on the seats and fighting and posted the videos on youtube.com. The school did remove the videos and did not seem to punish the students much since they continue to misbehave on the extremely long bus ride of over 3 miles!!!! I would NOT ever recommend this school to any student!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are caring. The staff is very friendly. The students are respectful. My children are receiving a great education.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a 3rd grader at Thomas Jefferson school.She is in the hearing impaired program and has been there since she was in the 1st grade. The staff is wonderful my daughter teachers really care about my childs well being and her future. I love their school and I plan to keep my daughter there as long as I can!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school for first grade! PTO is thriving and helpful in identfying funds and extra activities for the school. Wish there was a full day kindergarten for those with a two working parent household.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good school. My son just finished kindergarten and I am pleased with the daily reports the teacher sent home.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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