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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Thomas Jefferson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Denver, CO. It has 1,153 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Thomas Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1140
168 responses
Average ACT
24
146 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$124,865
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,583
National
$949
Median Home Value
$698,878
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Prom, All sport games or meets, Homecoming...
    22%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Swim meets and football games
    14%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Track meets
    8%
  • Soccer games
    7%
  • Cheerleading
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,153
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,273/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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At Thomas Jefferson your able to explore many different clubs and sports. Staying invloved at Tj is not a problem! Certain teachers are there for your support, Tj does many things to make sure we all are still having fun, most people are open and it’s easy to make friends. The only down fall would be admin, admin should be more understanding and listen to the student body. The students shouldn’t be ignored or acted like they were heard. Administration are not the ones attending high school, the ones in high school should have more of say to enjoy and feel safe in there environment. Thomas Jefferson is a smaller high school. So instead of having separate lunches and block schedules we are able to do every class and see everyone. With less students things are more familiar within Tj which helps with fitting. Tj helps seniors in the future center to make sure they have a set future before leaving TJ.
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TJ is a really welcoming community. Everyone always feels included. The teachers care about you. They want to make sure you're passing all your classes. The demographics of the school is split 33% black ,white, and Hispanic so you don't feel like an outcast in your class. The principle at TJ also doesn't just seem like a strong authority figure. Mike Christoff is able to walk in a classroom and hold conversations with students making them feel comfortable. At sporting events, the students create an atmosphere of acceptance, fun, and community. Whether it's a win or loss, at the end of day the TJ spartan community remains together.
Thomas Jefferson High School has a really small and close-knit community. The teachers here really care about their students and make sure you understand their subjects by making personal time for you. TJ has the CCT program which allows students to take courses like Computer Programming, Robotics, and 3D Animation, which I really enjoy taking! The school is very dedicated to their students and wants to make sure everyone is college ready or just ready for their futures, wherever they may lead!