Thomas Jefferson High School (Denver)

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Thomas Jefferson High School
3950 South Holly Street
Denver, Colorado 80237

United States
Coordinates 39°38′48″N 104°55′18″W / 39.64668°N 104.92177°W / 39.64668; -104.92177Coordinates: 39°38′48″N 104°55′18″W / 39.64668°N 104.92177°W / 39.64668; -104.92177
Type Secondary school
Established 1960
School district Denver Public Schools
Principal Mike Christoff [1]
Faculty 90
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1078[2]
Number of students 1078
Campus size Medium
Campus type Open
Color(s)          Brown and gold
Athletics Football, lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading, swimming and diving, wrestling, softball, baseball, basketball
Athletics conference 5A
Mascot Spartans

Thomas Jefferson High School is a secondary school located in the Southmoor Park neighborhood, on the southeast side of Denver, Colorado, United States. It is operated under the Denver Public Schools. The school teams are the Spartans. The school and its athletic fields are undergoing significant renovations, both of which were built in 1960.

The school offers Advanced Placement classes in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish. It also hosts a gifted program in various areas of study, such as the Computer Magnet Program, JROTC, and X-Track courses.

Thomas Jefferson's programs include a student-run newspaper, student-run newscasting, yearbook assembled in-house, diversity club, National Honor Society, and DECA.


1,078 students were enrolled in the 2009-2010 school year.

Using federal government guidelines, 42.39% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.[2]



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