Thomas Jefferson High School

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4248 S 288th St

Auburn, WA 98001

(253) 945-5600

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,831

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Thomas Jefferson High School

I had high hopes for this school but I've attended it for two years and I am somewhat dissapointed in my experience here. The problem isn't really a school problem, but more of a district problem and I believe it is starting to become a state problem. The FW district installed a new grading system that ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/13/12

I know that TJ has been a great academic school in the past but it has gone down hill. There are average, terrible, and great teachers. All the teachers are treated the same: horribly and disrespected. This past year none of the teachers knew what was going on because of the new grading system. I just ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/13/12

I had high hopes for this school, but now that I attend here as a freshmen I'm pretty dissapointed. The school is overcrowded and the people here are not always friendly, but that's only part of the problem. The big problem is that they put everybody into the MYP program for 9th and 10th graders, and ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/09/11

My granddaughter attends this school, I was educated in an Eastern prep school so maybe the comparison is unfair but I would rate this school no higher than a "D." The problem is as simple as this, the teachers are third rate probably due to their union and the tax payers being too cheap. You get what ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/25/11

Education is good. Not really the best school for doing a sport. There hasn't been a lot of fights. Really crowded now. Has options that will help you get through high school easier like raiderlinks. I would recommend it for education but not for doing extracurricular activites like sports.

Posted by a student on 06/03/09

I am currently enrolled at TJ as a Sophomore class of 2011. To me TJ has been a good school for academic and the social scene. They offers many electives that will help the student succed to a four year college or university, like AVID for example a program to help the student prepares for college. So ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/19/09

Tj has excellent programs that give not only students who are seeking to challenging courses, but even those who are not. They give numerous types of programs (IB, Raiderlinks, Running Start, regular) in order to suit the student body's needs. The IB program have excellent teachers (Mr. Webber!!) Thomas ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/01/08

TJ is giving me chances to get me through high school and into college. The teachers are very helpful and don't have that high of standards. The sports here are not that great of a team but they can help keep kids out of trouble and give them something they enjoy. There business programs in my opinion ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/06/07

That parent who said there's no drugs or violence at TJ obviously is being censored by his/ her student. Of course its at every school and TJ is no exception. But it never becomes prominite nor does it interfere with the education. TJ does have excellent Math teaches, some great English teacher and if ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/19/07

The international baccalaureate program has been very challenging for my child however there's a good balance between high academics and a social life.

Posted by a parent on 04/23/06

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Test Year: 2012
Thomas Jefferson High School
Federal Way School District
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Auburn schools — Thomas Jefferson High School is located at 4248 S 288th St, Auburn WA 98001. 4248 S 288th St is in the 98001 ZIP code in Auburn, WA The school district for Thomas Jefferson High School is the Federal Way School District. Thomas Jefferson High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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