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Thomas Jefferson High School

22 reviews
3950 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80237
(720) 423-7000

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I substitute taught at Thomas Hefferson High School for 2.5 years from August 2014-December 2016. I subbed at many other schools in DPS and by far this school had the most involved administration. The principals are in the halls, don't hidden away behind a desk. They have an excellent computer science and robotics program. I only left to pursue a full time position, but miss the students and staff immensely. I would have no reservations sending my children to TJH.
Posted by a community member on 5/3/2017
All 3 of my boys attend TJ, and are having an amazing high school experience with a broad range of academic programs, extracurricular activities and sports. A great part of the community!
Posted by a community member on 1/26/2017
TJ has a strong history of academics and athletics. It is a small school but competes well above its class. The programs are second to none in the state.
Posted by a community member on 8/5/2016
We've had several kids attend Thomas Jefferson over the last 10 years and there has definitely been a swing from bad to good...almost great over the last few years. One thing that has never been missed is the dedication that teachers show toward their kids. My kids have even maintained a relationship with many of the teachers after graduating from college. Of the Denver Public Schools, TJ is by far the best in my opinion.
Posted by a parent on 9/22/2015
This is a great school tucked away in a cluster of great neighborhoods in a great part of Denver. While no school is perfect, this school is one that is committed to being better and evolving in every way. In the past three years, TJ has grown by leaps and bounds as administrators, teachers and parents have come together to restore the prestige the school has had in the community since 1960. This is evidenced, for example, by the highest growth in AP test scores in the district, some of the highest testing Geometry students in the area, and some of the highest AP Biology scores in the country. Many of TJ's teachers are also alumni themselves, contributing to its strong sense of family. More than 61% of neighborhood kids chose TJ over all the other options available to them this year. In addition to a commitment to being a well-rounded, classic high school experience, TJ also has the award-winning Center for Communication and Technology (CCT) with its journalism/design/production or electronics/robotics/programming tracks. It's also strongly committed to career and college readiness. Students can earn college credits through the CCT program, AP classes, CLEP tests and more. This is a school that is all about participation. As a just-right sized school, students are known by name, supported and held accountable for their success. They are encouraged to self advocate, to stretch and challenge themselves. TJ is a school that is both large enough and small enough. Large enough to enjoy a variety of great electives, competitive sports/programs, and the diversity that contributes to being successful wherever in the world they may go. It's small enough to get to participate in the teams and activities they love. My student is a sophomore and loves the challenge of her honors and AP classes (well, at least a majority of the time!). She plays competitive volleyball and has really enjoyed their incredible new coach. The friends she's made at TJ are solid, great to be around. And as a parent, I know I am making a difference in my neighborhood, helping other parents, neighbors and TJ's staff to ensure this school is a top high school in Denver for decades to come.
Posted by a parent on 9/21/2015

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Denver schools - Thomas Jefferson High School is located at 3950 South Holly Street, Denver CO 80237. Thomas Jefferson High School is in the Denver County 1 School District. Thomas Jefferson High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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