Jefferson school information

IndexJeffersonLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores64%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools51,33479,221
Total private schools239524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1757,963
The Jefferson, LA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Jefferson public schools have average test scores of 64% which is equal to than the Louisiana average and 30% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Jefferson public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.7% have completed high school, 24.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Jefferson are 30% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Jefferson.
  • 80.5% of people in Jefferson have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.7% of people in Jefferson have completed high school.
  • 24.7% of people in Jefferson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Jefferson

IndexJeffersonLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade80.5%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school78.7%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college54.2%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.2%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.7%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Jefferson (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Norco, LA2,94891%85%
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Harahan, LA9,32181%64%
Destrehan, LA11,21180%62%
Meraux, LA6,78778%58%
Jefferson, LA10,53264%30%

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Source: The Jefferson, LA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.