Thomas Jefferson High School (San Antonio)
|Thomas Jefferson High School|
|Thomas Jefferson High School in 2012
In omni uno
|723 Donaldson Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78201
|School type||Public, High School|
|School district||San Antonio ISD|
|Color(s)||Red, White and Blue|
Thomas Jefferson High School
Location in Texas
|Architectural style||Mission/Spanish Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||83003093|
|Added to NRHP||September 22, 1983|
|Designated||June 29, 1983|
Thomas Jefferson High School is a public high school in San Antonio, Texas and is one of ten high schools in the San Antonio Independent School District. Completed in 1932 at a cost of $1,250,000, it was the third high school built in the city.
Its Moorish/Spanish architecture make it a visually distinct element in what was the old Woodlawn district.
In 1983 Jefferson was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1995, it was included in the Local Historic District by the City of San Antonio. In 2010, Jefferson was honored to be selected as Grammy Signature Award Winner.
TJHS Historical Preservation Society
The Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society is a Non-Profit IRS Designation 501(c)3 Organization.
The Society's stated mission is:
- Preserve and conserve the historic exterior and notable interior spaces of the Thomas Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Avenue, San Antonio, Texas.
- Preserve and conserve historic memorabilia and artifacts that are of significance to the present.
- Educate the community about the significance of Thomas Jefferson High School as a San Antonio Historic Landmark and as a Texas Historic Landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The purpose of the TJHS Historical Preservation Society is to provide a focal point for the leadership and involvement required to develop and implement plans to preserve and encourage the continued preservation of buildings, objects, and places related to the historical significance of Thomas Jefferson High School and its architectural and natural beauty. We want those who walk through its doors today, those that have come before, and those in the future to continue to be guided by the richness of Jefferson's heritage.
TJHS Historical Preservation Society wants to inform the public of our efforts and invite those who would step forward to help us in our efforts. TJHS Historical Preservation Society is honored by your commitment to the historical preservation of Thomas Jefferson High School.
- Corky Nelson, Football Coach, University of North Texas
- Tommy Nobis, All American
- Gabriel Rivera, All American
- Kyle Rote, All American
Arts and entertainment
- Holly Dunn, Country Music Artist
- Chris Pérez, Grammy Award Winning Artist
- Gilbert Velasquez, Multi-Grammy Award Winning Music Producer
- John Silber, President, Boston University
- John H. Wood, Jr. (deceased), Federal Judge
- Ed Garza, former Mayor of the City of San Antonio
- Julian Castro, Mayor of the City of San Antonio
- Joaquin Castro, Texas Legislature
- Leticia Van de Putte, Texas Legislature
- Lt. Col. Robert G. Cole (deceased), a Commander in the Invasion of Normandy, World War II, Medal of Honor recipient, Cole High School is named for him
- Brig. Gen. Lillian Dunlap, first general in Nursing Corps from Texas
- Aaron Cohen, former NASA Deputy Director
- Robert Floyd Curl, Jr., Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996
- W.E. Moerner, chemist
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "History of Thomas Jefferson High School". Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society.
- "National Register of Historic Places - State Listing". National Park Service.
- "List of Local Landmarks". City of San Antonio.
- TJHS Historical Preservation Society