Site Council Minutes

Jefferson Preparatory uses a Site Council comprised of parents, teachers, and a student representative to guide the school. Site Council meets when needed. Minutes of meetings are provided here.

Current Year:

JP Site Council Minutes- 9 12 2019 (DRAFT)

Prior year minutes:
Jefferson Prep Site Council Meeting 7-19-18
JP Site Council Meeting Sept 2018
JP Site Council Meeting Nov 2018
JP Site Council Minutes Feb 2019
JP Site Council Minutes Mar 2019
JP Site Council Minutes Sep 2019

JP Receives “A” Rating

Did you hear?

The Arizona Department of Education notified us that JPHS has received the grade of A. JPHS ranks 14th out of 287 high schools in Maricopa County on U.S. News and World Report has recognized Jefferson Preparatory as one of American’s Best High Schools for three years in a row.  Please share your Jefferson experience with those around you, in conversation and on your social media. Like us on Facebook.  Re-share our Facebook posts. Let others know that JPHS offers the school high school experience they want for their children.

Invite your friends and family to learn more about our school by attending an information meeting on November 4, November 13, or November 18. We invite ALL who are interested in learning more about the unique experience offered at JPHS to attend.  Information meetings begin at 6:30 pm and last from 60 to 90 minutes, and are held in the building B multi-purpose room (MPR).

Average Teacher Salary Increase Info

In accordance with A.R.S. §15-189.05, as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3, a school’s budget shall include the prominent display of the average salary of all teachers employed by the school for the budget and prior years, and the increase in the average salary of all teachers employed by the school for the budget year reported in dollars and percentage. For further information click here.

JP has All-State Volleyball Team Members

A huge congratulations to Sarah Cox for making the 2017 CAA Division 1 Volleyball All-State Team as a Middle & Sarah Chapin on making the 2017 CAA Division 1 Volleyball All-State Team as a Libero!!!! (Middle and Libero are positions on the floor)

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Jefferson Prep Recognized

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In & Out Magazine recognized Jefferson Prep

Jefferson Preparatory received accolades again this year with the AZ Merit scores reported by In and Out Magazine!  JP is the second highest ranked high school in North Phoenix with an overall increase in scores of 17.7%.  This is the second highest increase in scores for any school in North Phoenix regardless of school type (elementary, K-8, high school), etc.  Jefferson was also noted as being second in growth with the addition of our 7th and 8th grades.

Congratulations are also due to our sister school, Adams Traditional Academy, for a first place over all ranking for the fourth year in a row.

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Food For Thought When Choosing a High School

During a conference attended by JPHS science teacher, Ms. Olson, the Department of Education provided a few startling statistics for recent high school graduates in Arizona.

The Department of Education reported:

  • 22% of high school students do not graduate on time.
  • 45% of employers hiring high school graduates report that they do not have basic skills necessary for employment.
  • 53% of high school graduates do not qualify for in-state universities.
  • 59% of high school graduates have to take remedial classes in community college to get into in-state colleges.

Further research, after the conference, confirmed a myriad of causes for these statistics including lower standards, lack of mentor/counselor oversight (due to large numbers of students being tracked by relatively few counselors), and poor communication with parents.  This is alarming information for parents making decisions on which high school they wish to have their student attend.

Regardless of the high school, and of course we hope you choose Jefferson Preparatory, parents need to research their school of choice thoroughly.  Schools are public entities and their graduation rates, school label, and other statistics should be available for review.

We believe that the excellent curriculum choices, highly qualified instructors, and small mentor/student groups offered by Jefferson Preparatory will ensure that our student does not become one of these statistics.

Come learn about our Nationally recognized program at one of our next High School Information Meetings. The Information Meetings are held at 16635 N. 51st  Ave in Glendale in the Dining Hall twice a month. Please call the school secretary to reserve the your seat today, 602-595-2990.

We look forward to meeting with you!