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Jefferson Elem School (leave a review)
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+1 (217) 639-7000

801 Jefferson Ave

Charleston, Illinois


About Jefferson Elem School
4th Grade - 6th Grade

Jefferson Elem School is one of 6 schools found in the Charleston CUSD 1 district of Illinois.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 693 students from 4th Grade to 6th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

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

The average teacher's salary is $41,928, which is lower than the Illinois state average of $60,779.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance 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 Elem School 693$6,39519$41,9280.26
Charleston Middle School (0.75 miles) 398$9,77115$51,4280.17
Mark Twain Elem School (0.81 miles) 233$9,35915$50,7070.32
Charleston High School (1 miles) 798$9,14517$53,9370.21
Carl Sandburg Elem School (1.62 miles) 574$8,35916$43,4810.29
Lerna Bridges (8.22 miles) 28$4,6438$46,7500.07

Jefferson Elem School

Number of pupils693
Funding per pupil$6,395
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$41,928
Diversity index0.26

Charleston Middle School (0.75 miles)

Number of pupils398
Funding per pupil$9,771
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$51,428
Diversity index0.17

Mark Twain Elem School (0.81 miles)

Number of pupils233
Funding per pupil$9,359
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$50,707
Diversity index0.32

Charleston High School (1 miles)

Number of pupils798
Funding per pupil$9,145
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$53,937
Diversity index0.21

Carl Sandburg Elem School (1.62 miles)

Number of pupils574
Funding per pupil$8,359
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$43,481
Diversity index0.29

Lerna Bridges (8.22 miles)

Number of pupils28
Funding per pupil$4,643
Pupils per teacher8
Average teacher salary$46,750
Diversity index0.07
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Rankings within Illinois
There are 4,241 schools in Illinois. Rankings don't always go up to 4,241 because some schools have missing data.
677thlargest school
1027thhighest number of FTE teachers
3719thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
3433rdhighest average teaching salary
2518thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
225thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2341sthighest diversity index
2936thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

4th Grade - 6th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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