Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#4
College Readiness Index
100.0
Math Proficiency
3.9
Reading Proficiency
4.0
Student/Teacher Ratio
17:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 1,854 Students
  • 108 Teachers

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
6560 BRADDOCK RD
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312

Phone: (703) 750-8300

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

Overview

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology uses a STEM-focused curriculum that starts with the Integrated Biology, English and Technology program and culminates with a technical lab project for seniors. The school boasts more than 10 specialized research labs, ranging from astrophysics to oceanography. Extracurricular activities at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology include cultural groups such as the Persian Club and a variety of athletic teams.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#4
State Rank
#1
STEM Rank
#1

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,854
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 61%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 2%
Full-Time Teachers 108

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 100%
Proficient in Math 100%
College Readiness Index 100.0

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large Suburb
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding No

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 28
Total Students 59,742
Proficient in Reading (district average) 96%
Proficient in Math (district average) 79%
College Readiness (district average) 56.5

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Nearby Schools

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is 1 of 28 schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools.

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