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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is a public school in Annandale, VA. It has 1,811 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 259 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: Honestly, there is a lot of diversity. Most kids will fall into one of a few groups, but if you really get to know them you'll find that's not the case. The kids, for the most part, are the best part of the school.

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On Sports & Fitness: Most of the teams are crud and no one shows up to games. It's a pity how much money is spent on the sports teams.

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On Food: It's school cafeteria food. I don't eat it and wouldn't advise anyone too, but it won't kill ya'. The vending machines are decent if you know where to look.

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On Educational Outcomes: TJ makes it so only the best of the best can get into top schools. By allowing students to cheat on ED agreements and apply to all the top schools, it seems that only a few kids get into the really "top" schools, turning down multiple top schools, with most kids who are deserving not even getting into UVa. It's a shame when looking at kids who get into top schools from base schools and comparing them to TJ kids.

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Recent Alumnus

On Health & Safety: Most people don't do too much and the ones that do are pretty evenly divided into those who partake responsibly and those who are complete idiots about it.

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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is a public school in Annandale, VA. It has 1,811 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 259 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

99%

Test Performance

100
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology performed better than 100% of other schools on Virginia math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
2200

Based on 118 students surveyed
Math
750
Verbal
730
Writing
720

ACT:
33

Based on 23 students surveyed
Math
33
English
33
Reading
33
Science
33
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 27% Attitude of most of the student body
  • 20% Social life
  • 20% Workload
  • 13% Difficulty
  • 13% Competition
  • 7% Athletics

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 47% Opens doors to many opportunities
  • 29% When you're done, it's worth it
  • 12% Tech labs for seniors
  • 6% Gateway to ivy
  • 6% Variety of interesting classes on varying topics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Challenging
  • 22% Rewarding
  • 11% Not a good time
  • 11% They challenge us to reach our full potential

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Be prepared to work hard
  • 22% If you don't like STEM it's not worth it
  • 11% Don't go

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 100% Emphasis on STEM

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
55.6%
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Female
44.4%
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Racial Diversity

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Asian
50.4%
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White
43.8%
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Hispanic
2.3%
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African American
1.8%
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Multiracial
1.3%
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Pacific Islander
0.3%
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Native American
0.2%