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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Thomas Jefferson High School is an above average, public school located in Jefferson Hills, PA. It has 889 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

Thomas Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
232 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$88,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,300
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
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Musicals
    32%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Art Show
    11%
  • Concert choir
    11%
  • High school sporting events
    11%
  • Concert / Symphonic Band
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
889
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,441
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,299/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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I am currently a high school senior and I have been more than happy with my last four years here! However, the school has recently moved to a new building, and while the people are still the same, the space is not. It is a hard adjustment since there is a new building, confusing schedule, and no set protocol for anything. The staff are wonderful and caring individuals who try to help out whenever they can. There has been a recent increase in clubs with more modern views, and any teacher jumps at the chance to sponsor the developing clubs. Since the new administration has taken over, most of my daily activities have become targets for new changes. I have gone to this school with no strong administration to the strict newbies we have currently. This school is so far behind what is considered "modern," so change is happening all at once during my last year. This is a frustrating process, due to the fact that I have been accustomed to different values.
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Thomas Jefferson High School allows for growth. Throughout my three and a half years at TJ, I have learned immense amount of factual and educational material. While that is important and valuable, I acquired more important knowledge. I learned about myself. I learned how to mature and how to relentlessly work for what I want. The drive instilled throughout the courses at Thomas Jefferson are vital and I am grateful.
My experience with Thomas Jefferson High school has proven to be an interesting one so far. The school board has the right intentions, though their ability to promote good behavior and change in certain issues has varied. The newly built high school is a good addition to the learning environment, and I believe the non-conventional classroom furniture has lowered stress and created a healthy environment for students to thrive in.