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Thomas Jefferson High School

Public | 9-12 | 922 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2013

I was once very proud to be a part of the Tee Jay staff. No longer can I say that! We experienced at least 3 fights a week in our cafeteria. Even though we all new this was the hotspot, our principal never came to the cafe! Our school was totally out of control this year. Many staff including myself feared for our safety. Three retired principals were sent to help our principal run the school! The principal did not have the good grace to be embarrassed. It will be no surprise to anyone if our SOL scores are in the tank. Only a change in administration will save our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2007

My child attends this school and I am very impressed with the staffs professionalism and of course how they have a heart and real genuine interest in each child at this school. They took on the challenge and I look forward to her success during her tenure there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students35%
Female students30%
Male students40%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English35%

Algebra II

All Students68%
Female students66%
Male students70%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Biology

All Students66%
Female students65%
Male students69%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Chemistry

All Students68%
Female students65%
Male students72%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Earth Science

All Students51%
Female students45%
Male students58%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students91%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Geometry

All Students44%
Female students45%
Male students42%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students70%
Female students68%
Male students72%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

World Geography

All Students69%
Female students67%
Male students71%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

World History I

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History II

All Students82%
Female students77%
Male students90%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Art teacher(s)
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Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Candace Veney-chaplin

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew / Rowing
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 780-6028

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