Thomas Jefferson High School

2501 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 | (712) 328-6493
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,329
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4 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 1,329 high school students from grades 9-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2501 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Principal or Admin: Judy O''brien
  • Fax: (712) 328-6497
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,329
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 84.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 661 (49.7%)
  • Females: 668 (50.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 183 (13.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 639 (48.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 822 (61.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Thomas Jefferson High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian90.7%
Black453.4%
Asian100.8%
Hispanic13510.2%
White1,13085.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Thomas Jefferson High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade41931.5%
10th Grade32424.4%
11th Grade30723.1%
12th Grade27921.0%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 67%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:33%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 15 Years
  • Average Salary: $47,765
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Thomas Jefferson High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$37,76722%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$50,51478%
Source: IA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

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5 reviews for Thomas Jefferson High School

  • Reviewed by Student on October 05, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm a Freshman at Thomas Jefferson Senior High school. My opinion is that their teachers are NOT all the same some can be rude but most of them are very respectful! We have a great staff when i hurt my ankle the nurse and principal stopped what they were doing to make sure i was ok, also so did a boy i did not know. My first few weeks at Thomas Jefferson a lot of upperclassman asked me if I needed directions to my classes. My school is very beautiful and i love the people there a lot. I LOVED TJ! GO JACKETS!
  • Reviewed by Teacher on August 15, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I feel T.J. has been given a bad wrap. We as a community need to change this reputation. I feel with a new principal, Athletic Director, and many new faculty T.J. is going through a Renaissance. Look for T.J. in the next couple years. I think you will be impressed.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 24, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think the school is too tough on the kids. There does not seem to be much care or consideration towards the students by the teachers. There are exceptions, but only a few. I am not impressed with TJ. The teachers teach but they really do not interact with the student. The teachers are simply boring and teach in a boring way. The kids that I have talked to, which are many and of which were honor roll students say this. These honor roll students are now getting average grades? Whats up with that. The teachers need to loosen up a bit and make learning fun. These teachers need to take a class from the Wilson 78er teachers. These teachers are awesome.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 18, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • tj is a friendly place and i haven't had a problem with any of my fellow students but i disagree with a lot of the code of conduct. Like if you're failing a class you cannot participate in any extra curricular activites for 20 days if your in sports or 30 days if your in the music department i do not understand why sports and music would be differant as to punishment. on top of that, if that is what you want to do when you graduate you would be taking opportunity away from them in 30 days a person can becaome way out of practice. If a person got into a fight both of the people are suspended no exceptions even in self defense.Also there are teachers here who don't know how to teach and just do a few problems on the board and if people ask questions they get angry so i give a c.

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