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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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Thomas Jefferson High School Reviews
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.
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.