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4401 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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(813) 872-5241
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June 01, 2014
My school is Thomas Jefferson High School and i'm in the business magnet program. This school has an amazing principal that is like another friend looking over your progress in school over the course of the four years. What i noticed is that he tries to determine the valedictorians early on in freshman year to track their accomplishments. Amazing DECA and FBLA clubs. Love this school !!!!

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2013
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about any public school, let alone JHS since my daughter had always been in private school. I have to say that my daughter is finishing her Sophmore year and I am very impressed with how this school is focused on the dream for all of their students to attend college. The teachers will go out of there way to help their students if they want it. If the student has the dream...this school will help them attain it!!

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April 23, 2013
That school is terrible. The kids are ghetto and the assistant Principles were snakes. They only cared about themselves and they didn't help students who needed them. I remember one of them actually physically pushing me in the lunch line! The only good thing about that school are some of the teachers. Ms. Bousalis and Ms. Paradis were the best!

- submitted by a community member

April 01, 2012
This is an amazing high school. Test scores do not tell the story this is a school where teachers and the administration work togther for the betterment of all students. Many of the teachers are Jefferson graduates and they came back because they had a great experince there. It is a magnet school but it is very integrated, not a school within a school, all students are Jefferson High students first, then members of their academy. My son loves going to school everyday, feels welcome and supported by peers and teachers - not something you hear all the time about a high school. They almost never loose a family that tours - once you see it for yourself - you will want your child to attend this GREAT SCHOOL!

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January 05, 2010
I have been at Jefferson Center for International Studies magnet program for 7 years now. What students rave about is how the 8 international magnet academies allow them to try on a career field before leaving high school. Each academy has a professional club like FBLA, DECA, FCCLA, FPSA AND each academy has a practical on the job training or internship component. Since they are located in the Westshore Business District, Florida's largest - Business Partnerships are plentiful and assist students in getting real world experience. They have the complete package: Academics + Great Sports + Great Music. They have the 2nd highest number of students passing AP Chemistry in the county, #3 for AP Biology and #4 in AP Environmental Science. The most demanded program is Law & Criminal Justice. Their senior year, students intern with a judge for one day a week for ten weeks. Build your child's resume!

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September 17, 2009
JHS is great because the teachers are always helping their students to achieve their highest potential academically and socially.

- submitted by a community member

September 17, 2009
It is a school with a great deal of diversity. The students of Jefferson HS learn to see beyond color. There is great enthusiasm and the school keeps parents informed of all critical information.

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2009
Jefferson is a great school. It has many different opportunities for the kids to grow. They offer a large variety of International Studies. My kids are proud to be a Dragon.

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May 04, 2009
Im a student at Jefferson, and its awesome!!!

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2007
this is a very well school. the atmosphere of the school are very interesting, yet fun!

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May 07, 2006
Overall I like this school. I think it is harder for kids on the 4 block schedule.I like the programs they offer. I t does seem however that not just this school but others too, that girls sports don't seem to draw as much attention as the boys.I think more parents would be involved if they felt more comfortable at the school. I have had the opportunity to meet almost all of my daughters teachers and there has only been one that I didn't care for the style of teaching and helpfulness with the students.But I have yet to feel good about any interaction with student affairs or guidence.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2006
Jefferson High school from what I hear is awesome My cousin attends that school and she said it was great I recommed this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2006
I was a student there last year.....Great school!

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August 21, 2005
My daughter graduated in 2005 and is now succeeding in college. My hats off to the teachers and administrators that take a personal interest in the student as an individual. My daughter's teachers all went the extra mile to help prepare her and help her not only academically, but in other ways as well.

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August 19, 2005
My son is a senior and he has come such a long way academicaly with the help of his couselor, teachers and coaches. I am very satisfied with all the work they have done with him and helping prepare for college is the best thing they could do for him. Being a single mom has been a lot easier since he has been at Jefferson. Football scholarships are on the way! Jefferson has the best teachers i've ever seen in a school. If you are thingking about a high school for your child; don't think twice about Jefferson. You will love it there!

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2005
This school offers and gives out a very great academic program. The extra coricular activities or also great. This school could benifit just about any student who is willing to try- only way to not succeed through this school is by not attending

- submitted by a student

October 24, 2004
'My daughter just transfered from Alonso, and my son is a grad as well. With the help of her teachers, and hard work, my son received a 5 on writting exam, and was accepted to two of the top schools in the country on a football scholarship. As far as administration goes, MI has made it very easy for all administrators to effectively deal with any school's unique issues. I love this school a lot more than Alonso. I feel my kids are getting a better education gere because of hardworking teachers. Excellence in academics has always been the main focus, and keeps imporving FCAT scores every year. It's great that students have an opportunity to excel in sports, music, and dance as well. Highly recommended if your child is a football player one of the best progras in the country. My son will attend next year.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
This is a wonderful magnet business and finance school that prepared my daughter to succeed in college. I would highly recommend this public school.

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Jefferson High School
4401 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL  33607
(813) 872-5241
Last modified Jefferson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top