Thomas Jefferson High School (Brooklyn)
Thomas Jefferson High School is a former high school in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York. The New York City Department of Education closed the school and broke it into several different schools in 2007, owing to low graduation rates.
Located at 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, the school, now known as the Jefferson Campus, is now the site of High School for Civil Rights, FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety, the Performing Arts and Technology High School, and the WATCH (World Academy for Total Community Health) School.
- Mitchell Aigen – accountant founder of Eisner
- Harvey "Arvito" Averne - Won first two Grammys for Latin music
- Ralph Bakshi – animator
- Roy C. Bennett – popular music composer
- Jason Berman - Special Counsel for Trade for President Clinton
- Lloyd Blankfein – CEO of Goldman Sachs
- Helen Rappel Bordman- First American Lecturer and Founder of the Volunteer Program at Museum Claude Monet Giverny since 1980 also starring in the film Monet's Palate  The New York Times April 19, 2008 with Meryl Streep New Jersey Monthly Magazine
- Riddick Bowe – boxer
- John Brockington - Ohio State Buckeyes' 1968 undefeated national championship football team; running back for the NFL Green Bay Packers
- Stanley Brezenoff - former NYC Deputy Mayor under Mayor Koch
- Bob Davidson - CEO of Daytona Hotel & Motel Association
- Shawon Dunston – major league baseball player
- Barry Elbaum - Chairman of the Dept. of Dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center
- Leroy Ellis - former NBA center, 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers championship team
- Sylvia Fine – lyricist
- Alex Fefer, M.D. - (1938-2010) Named one of 400 Best Cancer Doctors
- William Fishbein, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, in the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
- Frukwan – hip hop musician
- Jack Garfinkel – former Boston Celtics player
- Sidney Green - NBA player
- Stu Scherr - Acct mgr for M&M/Mars and invented Skittles
- Jerry Wolkoff - Multi-million dollar Real Estate developer
- Hy Gotkin - basketball player
- Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky) – actor
- Ezra Jack Keats (born Jacob Ezra Katz) – illustrator and author of children's books
- Steve Lawrence – popular music singer
- Al Lewis – actor, political activist
- Willie Lozado – major league baseball player
- Phyllis Hoffman Miller - Vice president of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation and editor of the Mensa Research Journal
- Irving Malin – literary critic
- Jim McMillian - former NBA forward, 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers championship team
- Paul Mazursky – Hollywood director
- Linda November, singer
- Martin Pope - Physical chemist
- Phil Sellers – former NBA player
- Youman Wilder-Mexican League All-Star Baseball player 2nd Basemen
- Shelley Winters – actress
- Max Zaslofsky, NBA guard/forward, 1-time FT% leader, 1-time points leader, All-Star, ABA coach
- Howard Zinn – historian, political activist
- Jimmy Smits - Actor
- Lil' Fame - rapper and member of M.O.P.
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- Chairman of the United Way of Volusia/Flagler Counties and has raised over $3.5 million for 46 local charities.
- "Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn,NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
- Recipient of Pinnacle Award which is highest honor to be bestowed on a member of the dental profession.
- His "Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Sleep" at CCNY produces research in the areas of the neurobiology of sleep and memory
- "Zaslofsky, Max : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum". Jewsinsports.org. December 7, 1925. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
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