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About This School

Thomas Jefferson High School is a public high school in Dallas. The principal of Thomas Jefferson High School is Aamir Ashiqali and can be contacted at aashiqali@dallasisd.org. 1,400 children attend Thomas Jefferson High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Thomas Jefferson High School students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 1,400 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 90% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson High School is 12:1. Ursuline Academy of Dallas is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 28%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Asian 0.1% %
Multiracial 0.07% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 86%
Limited English proficiency 38% 33%
Economically disadvantaged 87% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a very proud 2011 graduate from this school. I was in Cary when TJs reputation plummeted BUT I saw Thomas Jefferson High School change. Teachers administrators and students alike decided to make a difference. The reputation of this school is rising sky high. Even though it has its ups and downs like any other school I believe it will only get better.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is ghetto and the students are very disrespectful. I really hate it here.

  • (3 years ago)

    thomas jefferson is great many people criticize this school causee ofits past with the drugs and they don't really recognize that every student at j are great smart and that they hav dreams just like any other student in he world. I think peple should just stop criticizing and stop talking about the school cause every scool has problms wit drugs and they might not even know it or might know it and hate to admit. Our school is great our pnciple is awesome and so are the teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended this school 3 years 9th 10th and 11th grade. I regret not graduating there. thomas jefferson high school is one of the best schools I've attended there are good teachers such as mr.Sanchez (chemistry) mr.Summers (english 1) mr.Vasquez (english 3 & 4) mrs.Roth (art) ms.Islas (algebra) mr.Muniz (french & spanish) Mrs.Sneed-Hardy (dance). this school is amazing and even though it had some problem this school is still the best. people attending Thomas Jefferson High School should be proud and glad they are there they are lucky to be there.

  • (8 years ago)

    the band is one of the best in the city winning major awards in both marching and concert.

  • (8 years ago)

    Low performance in academics. The school is does not have a good sports department. There is not much parent involvement since it is populated with low income families who work and do not have much time to attend parent-teacher meetings.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is much to small for the number of students attending.

  • (10 years ago)

    TJ has very smart well bevahed students and very good extra-curricular activities but us parents definitely need to be more involved.

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