Best STEM High Schools Spotlight: #3 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

In April, we talked about U.S. News and World Report’s recently released list of the best STEM high schools in the country.

We’re taking a closer look at the schools which made the list. We’ve already highlighted the #1 and #2 schools. Now we’re taking a closer look at #3; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Quick Stats

  • Grade Levels: 9-12
  • Total Enrollment: 1843
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Students on STEM Premier: 12

Established in 1985, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s mission is to provide a challenging curriculum focused primarily in the STEM disciplines while inspiring joy and fostering innovation amongst its students. TJHSST operates on a model which has become popular in the past decade, in which educational institutions partner with local businesses to enhance the student learning experience. The stakeholders of TJHSST have taken this model a step further and instituted the Jefferson Partnership Fund, a non-profit foundation which seeks to financially support the mission of the school.  

Thomas Jefferson High School also checked in as the #1 public school in the state of Virginia, and at #5 on the U.S. News and World Report list of best public high schools in the country.  

We would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the students, staff, and teachers of Thomas Jefferson for their incredible achievements.

Go Colonials!