Thomas Jefferson High School

3950 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80237
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 1,374 students in grades 9-12, Thomas Jefferson High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 86% (Top 50% in CO)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 57% (Top 30%)
  • : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thomas Jefferson High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 1,374 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,374 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CO)
#561 out of 1779 schools
(Top 50%)
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36%
32%
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57%
45%
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(20-21)
35%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
35%
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Black
19%
4%
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White
34%
52%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.72
This chart display the diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thomas Jefferson High School's ranking?
Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked #561 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Thomas Jefferson High School often compared to?
Thomas Jefferson High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like East High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School?
The graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School is 86%, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 82%.
How many students attend Thomas Jefferson High School?
1,374 students attend Thomas Jefferson High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Thomas Jefferson High School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 19% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson High School?
Thomas Jefferson High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Thomas Jefferson High School offer ?
Thomas Jefferson High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Thomas Jefferson High School part of?
Thomas Jefferson High School is part of School District No. 1 In The County Of Denver And State Of C.
In what neighborhood is Thomas Jefferson High School located?
Thomas Jefferson High School is located in the Southeast neighborhood of Denver, CO. There are 6 other public schools located in Southeast.

School Reviews

5   2/28/2012
I read another review of this school and it said that there are alot of potheads here.Nowadays there are going to be potheads at every high school. The main focus at this school is that my freshman daughter likes this school and the Teachers. She is eager to learn--isn't that what a good school should be about? The students know that if there is a problem, that they have someone to go to. Isn't this also what a good school should be? The courses that are offered are diversified, there is something for everyone to choose. I was reluctant at first to have my daughter go here from the reviews that I had read. However, I would rate this school as very good and the teachers and staff as excellent and caring for their students. Isn't this what a good school should be? I think so---I would highly recommend this school to any student wanting to go here. Every school is going to have students wanting to party instead of studying--it is up to the individual student to make up their minds what they want from their lives. Peer pressure is everywhere--this school is available to the students with any problems. I think this is what a good school should be-------Signed a parent of a freshman.
- Posted by Parent - djenn

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 86% (Top 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 57% (Top 30%)
  • : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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