A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
6560 Braddock Rd
Alexandria, VA 22312
Telephone
(703) 750-8300
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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1500
511 responses
Average ACT
34
168 responses
AP Enrollment
70%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 178 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    26%
  • Jday
    20%
  • I-Nite
    17%
  • Prom askings
    11%
  • MEX
    7%
  • TjSTAR
    7%
  • Eighth Period
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,820
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,526/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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I attended TJHSST for all four years of high school, and I'm glad I made the choice to go. The academics are excellent, as expected, though the excessive focus on STEM detracts quite a lot of time from the humanities.

The teachers are generally quite good, though it's common to run into teachers that expect college-level time from students without understanding that students have lives outside of class. One of the best parts about TJ was the sheer involvement of the community in extracurriculars.

The administration is ineffective at best, with the exception of a few outstanding counselors - shout-out to Mr. Burke, who helped me with personal and academic issues.

It's not an incredibly diverse school. Some sports are great (like tennis and cross country), while others are not as strong. Overall, I'd definitely recommend TJ, but I caution potential students to think about how much effort they're willing to put into the school, because you can only take out what you put in.
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Very vigorous workload, and it's difficult to achieve straight-As. The teachers are average, as well. Nonetheless, the students are incredibly down-to-earth and amazing! There's something about staying up till 2am with your peers that makes the entire school closely bonded. You'll have a high school experience like no other.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is a great high school! The student body is very welcoming, and the teachers are helpful! The materials is interesting and the labs are very high tech, giving students opportunities to research things that they are interested in.