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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Thomas Jefferson High School is a public school located in Richmond, VA. It has 765 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Thomas Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
990
166 responses
Average ACT
21
19 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$70,812
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,321
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
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 45 responses
  • Participating in and watching senior installation
    20%
  • College fairs
    18%
  • I loved Homecoming and the crowning of the court.
    16%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Band Competitions
    9%
  • Club Competitions
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
765
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,459
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.4%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,413/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Thomas Jefferson is full of teachers and staff that care but they need help with funding. There are a lot of things to fix at that school whether its for laptops, helping students pay dues for sports or their senior year, but most importantly; the safety and maintenance in the school. If you visit the school, there is a lot of water damage and probably mold. Thomas Jefferson students are thankful for those who have come to paint murals and decorate the cafeteria but we need people in the higher up to help as well.

Thomas Jefferson also has the IB program which is known as one of if not the best educational programs in the world. The IB coordinator there is really determined but Im afraid the students and possibly some teachers are not as determined. I think the program should focus more on preparing students in the middle school IB program and students who enter their freshman year for the tests and big assignments they will have to complete their junior and senior year.
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I enjoyed being a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for the past 4 years. I've been involved in many activities and the IB program there. Thomas Jefferson shaped me to be the best version of my self. I've had mixed emotions but always toughened out at the end. The work load for IB is rigorous but i'm positive it will be worth it to better my college experience. I'm so glad I go to Thomas Jefferson and wouldn't trade my experience for anything else!
As a high school student, I spent my four years at Thomas Jefferson High School. I choose to attend this high school only because my cousin was going there and i didn't want to attend Huguenot high school. I had a great time at that school, although this is my senior year and due to covid my senior experience is virtual i liked it. I met my best friend and boyfriend at this school. I had great teachers who loved to teach me and push me to due my best and the best counselor who was always in my corner. I cheer at this school and have been since my feshmen year and the girls i met on the team have became the sisters i have always wanted.