Thomas Jefferson High School

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 47th in Pennsylvania

Thomas Jefferson HS receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Pennsylvania high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The Thomas Jefferson High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Black population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific2.1%19
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races0.5%4


Upper 17% of Pennsylvania high schools

16.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Pennsylvania high school median of 31.3%. By this measure, Thomas Jefferson HS students are largely upper income and rank 96th in Pennsylvania for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 144th in Pennsylvania

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95% or more*
Pennsylvania Median92%
White95% or more*
Black50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native American.%
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiency.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 88th in Pennsylvania

Students at Thomas Jefferson High School scored an average 83% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is well above the state high school median of 69% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 15.6% of Pennsylvania high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls80% to 84%*85% to 89%*
Boys75% to 79%*85% to 89%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
White75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*.%

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 103rd in Pennsylvania

271 out of 444 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (61%). College admission testing participation is well above the Pennsylvania median rate of 43% and in the top 18% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 43rd in Pennsylvania

Thomas Jefferson HS offers 10 AP courses. 18 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 70% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all Pennsylvania schools of 13%. Thomas Jefferson HS had 58 taking AP exams with a 62 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the state median of 64 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 107% 64%
Students enrolled in an AP class 18% 13%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 1%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Courses Offered 10

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%18%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%4
Pennsylvania Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.4%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Pennsylvania Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.8%62
Pennsylvania Median3.5%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3%27


Thomas Jefferson High School
310 Old Clairton Rd
Jefferson Hills, PA

10 out of 10 1


West Jefferson Hills School District
Jefferson Hills, PA

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