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Jefferson Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (661) 763-4236

318 Taylor St.

Taft, California


About Jefferson Elementary
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Jefferson Elementary is located in the Taft City district of the state of California. It is one of 6 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade and has an enrolment of 217 students - compared to other schools in California, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Jefferson Elementary is $56,932, which is lower than the California state average of $77,759.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Jefferson Elementary 217$7,28824$56,9320.32
Buena Vista High (Continuation) (0.48 miles) 67$25,83211$91,9090.51
Roosevelt Elementary (0.56 miles) 449$7,69524$65,8760.52
Lincoln Junior High (0.6 miles) 634$8,87417$57,7910.54
Taft Union High (0.64 miles) 980$16,94616$105,8060.56
Taft Primary (0.92 miles) 232$8,61523$71,4080.53

Jefferson Elementary

Number of pupils217
Funding per pupil$7,288
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$56,932
Diversity index0.32

Buena Vista High (Continuation) (0.48 miles)

Number of pupils67
Funding per pupil$25,832
Pupils per teacher11
Average teacher salary$91,909
Diversity index0.51

Roosevelt Elementary (0.56 miles)

Number of pupils449
Funding per pupil$7,695
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$65,876
Diversity index0.52

Lincoln Junior High (0.6 miles)

Number of pupils634
Funding per pupil$8,874
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$57,791
Diversity index0.54

Taft Union High (0.64 miles)

Number of pupils980
Funding per pupil$16,946
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$105,806
Diversity index0.56

Taft Primary (0.92 miles)

Number of pupils232
Funding per pupil$8,615
Pupils per teacher23
Average teacher salary$71,408
Diversity index0.53
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
8114thlargest school
8365thhighest number of FTE teachers
6089thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
8398thhighest average teaching salary
656thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
6582ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
7428thhighest diversity index
6118thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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