Thomas Jefferson High School

4100 W Grace St
Richmond, VA 23230
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Thomas Jefferson High School serves 734 students in grades 9-12.
Thomas Jefferson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Thomas Jefferson High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson High School's student population of 734 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students734 students
This chart display total students of Thomas Jefferson High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Thomas Jefferson High School
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Thomas Jefferson High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Thomas Jefferson High School by grade.

School Comparison

Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1066 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Thomas Jefferson High School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
59%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
70%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
23%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thomas Jefferson High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.460.68
This chart display the diversity score of Thomas Jefferson High School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80-84%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Thomas Jefferson High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thomas Jefferson High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichmond City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thomas Jefferson High School is Amelia Street Special Education (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Albert Hill Middle School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

5  
THIS SCHOOL HAS BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO WILL BE A JUNIOR
- Posted by

Review Thomas Jefferson High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about how your school will address pandemic health issues, such as the H1N1 virus, and how you can be proactive in learning about school closing guidelines.
Learn how parents of gifted children can find additional academic challenges and support programs both in and outside of public schools.
Learn more about the debate behind private school vouchers and whether they are a viable public school alternative for your child.