About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Thomas Jefferson Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Thomas Jefferson Charter School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Idaho average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Thomas Jefferson Charter School Reviews
High school has a couple of flaming liberal teachers that grade not on knowledge but on how well students agree with their political and environmental views. Instruction in English, Math, Art and Spanish are excellent. Sciences and Social Studies are average. There are no parent-faculty groups; the non-elected leadership team of six run everything. There are family ties between the TJCS board and the Vallivue SD board. There is a lot of pom-pom waving by the leadership and administration team. To keep seats full and monies flowing in there is an overabundance of foreign exchange students.