School Details

Thomas Jefferson Jr High School

7200 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 971-7785
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 632 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

58%
58%
59%
67%
67%
59%
81%
81%
79%

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
  • Woodridge School District 68 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
62%
59%
67%
67%
60%

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
  • Woodridge School District 68 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Jefferson Jr High School is a public middle school in Woodridge. The principal of Thomas Jefferson Jr High School is Dr. William Schmidt. 632 students go to Thomas Jefferson Jr High School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Thomas Jefferson Jr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 632 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 40% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Jr High School is 13:1. St Scholastica Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 45% 45%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 25% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 41%
Limited English proficiency 4% 18%
Economically disadvantaged 18% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This is a awesome school! They give us many opportunities and have wonderful teachers. Most of the teachers care about you and push you to do your best. They have fun activities and sports. One of my favorite memories of my time at JJH were the bragging rights game and the Ironman challenge!! I wish i could go back!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended this school. All the teachers are great and caring people. I love that school and everyone in it even the students are kindhearted. You make friends there very easy.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had 2 children attend and graduate from this school. My husband and I love the teachers the principal and all the involvement from the caring staff. Our youngest child is a current student at Jefferson Junior High. We all look forward to this coming school year.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers but many of the students appear to be gang members/bullies/etc. Fine if your student doesn't follow the crowd and doesn't get into any fights.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to Jefferson Junior High and I love it there. The teachers are great. The teachers DO NOT base their students on a popularity level nor do they discriminate against them. Everyone is treated equal and pushed to do their best. I came from a school with tiny hallways with barley enough room to get around JJH has hallways big enough to get to class on time and not feel closterphobic. Extracerricular activities are great they have a viraty of stuff to do. Like homework club diffrent sports like flag football softball in the winter ping pong. And so much more! The fighting has gone down. After the first few weeks of school the fighting is down to a minimal. Saying at theast 2 or 3 times a week is an exageration. JJH just got new lockers in the hallways as well as in the locker rooms.

  • (6 years ago)

    Before I attented JJH I thought I was going to have the time of my life. I now wish I could leave this place. Teachers base students on popularity levels. If a student is clearly unpopular teachers ignore and descriminate them. Passing periods are way to short and lockers are way to small. Maybe 5 inches wide! And what's with staying one minutes after the bell rings!?!? Well other than that...kids at this school are not trusted. Basically alot of kids that attend here are low-class and we have a fight atleast 3 times a week. I'm concerned for my own safety everyday I attend here. The counceler says you can talk to her but she's not friendly and isn't trustworthy. I wouldn't tell her a detail of my life even if she was the last person on Earth. Despite all of that our sports teams are incredible.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have gone to Jefferson and this is a great academic school but their is a couple fights every week. They are also very good at their curricular activities.

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