Jefferson High School (El Paso, Texas)

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Thomas Jefferson High School
4700 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905

United States
Type Public
Motto Home of the Silver Foxes
Established 1949 [1]
Principal Mr. Federico Rojas
Grades 9-12
Color(s) scarlet,silver & white             
Mascot Silver Fox

Jefferson High School is a public high school located in South-Central El Paso, Texas. It is part of the El Paso Independent School District and serves mainly the eastern half of South-Central El Paso, generally from the Rio Grande north to Interstate 10 west of Raynolds Street and railroad tracks running just north of El Paso Drive east of Raynolds, and from Luna and San Marcial Streets east to the Ysleta Independent School District boundary in the vicinity of Ascarate Park. Jefferson High is fed mainly by Henderson Middle, into which the elementary schools in its feeder pattern, Burleson, Clardy, Cooley and Zavala, graduate. A four-by-ten-block area north of Interstate 10 surrounding the historic Concordia Cemetery and bordered by Interstate 10, the Patriot Freeway (US 54), Tularosa Avenue, and Estrella Street is also zoned to Jefferson for the high-school grades, to Henderson for the middle-school grades (six to eight), and to Alta Vista Elementary for prekindergarten to fifth grade. The Alta Vista attendance zone north of Tularosa Avenue is zoned to Armendariz Middle and Austin High. In March 2012 was the first state and national championships for Jefferson by junior wrestler Yvone Galindo.[2]


Jefferson High School was built on the former campus of Burleson Elementary School in late 1947. Throughout the first two years, Jefferson had shared the campus with Burleson.[3] Eventually, Burleson was moved to another location and Jefferson had expanded. The school currently shares its campus with Maxine L. Silva Magnet High School for Health Care Professions.

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