Thomas Jefferson High School (Brooklyn)

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400 Pennsylvania Avenue

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.[1]

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.[1]

Groundbreaking for the school was in 1922, mayor John Francis Hylan officiating. Thomas Jefferson was one of seven public high schools in New York to receive a M.P. Möller pipe organ in the 1920s.[2]

Many of the graduating classes stay in close touch with each other. Most notably is the Class of '55, which had a 50th Reunion in NY and 55th Reunion in Florida. They are now preparing for a 60th Reunion back in Brooklyn in 2015.

Notable alumni[edit]

Mitchell Aigen - Founding Partner, Eisner LLP


  1. ^ a b "H.S. 435 Thomas Jefferson High School". November 30, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Jefferson High School". New York City American Guild of Organists. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
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  5. ^ Chairman of the United Way of Volusia/Flagler Counties and has raised over $3.5 million for 46 local charities.
  6. ^ a b "Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn,NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ Recipient of Pinnacle Award which is highest honor to be bestowed on a member of the dental profession.
  8. ^ His "Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Sleep" at CCNY produces research in the areas of the neurobiology of sleep and memory
  9. ^ "Zaslofsky, Max : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum". December 7, 1925. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 40°40′03″N 73°53′42″W / 40.667417°N 73.894946°W / 40.667417; -73.894946