Thomas Jefferson High School (Denver)
|Thomas Jefferson High School|
|3950 South Holly Street
Denver, Colorado 80237
|School district||Denver Public Schools|
|Principal||Mike Christoff |
|Number of students||1078|
|Color(s)||Brown and gold|
|Athletics||Football, lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading, swimming and diving, wrestling, softball, baseball, basketball|
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.
- Pierre Allen - NFL player (defensive lineman, Seattle Seahawks); attended University of Nebraska
- Korey Askew - AFL player (defensive back, Kansas City Command); attended Northern Colorado University
- Michael Dinner - producer of the 80s hit The Wonder Years and many other TV shows and movies
- Malcom Glenn - former student journalist and president of The Harvard Crimson
- Daniel Graham - two-time Super Bowl Champion; former NFL player (tight end, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, and New Orleans Saints); attended University of Colorado at Boulder
- Tyler Green - former MLB player (pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies); attended Wichita State University
- Brad Handler - first in-house attorney at eBay; co-founder and chairman of Inspirato
- Brent Handler - entrepreneur and pioneer of the destination club industry; co-founder and CEO of Inspirato
- Kristina M. Johnson - former Undersecretary for Energy at the United States Department of Energy
- Chaney Kley - actor, Darkness Falls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legally Blonde, NCIS, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Las Vegas
- DeWayne Lewis - former NFL player (cornerback, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals); attended Southern Utah
- Machine Gun Kelly - rapper, musician
- Derrick Martin - NFL player, two-time Super Bowl Champion (cornerback, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and New England Patriots); attended University of Wyoming
- Jovan Melton - Colorado State Representative - House District 41, House Majority Deputy Whip
- John Stearns - former MLB player (catcher, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets); attended University of Colorado at Boulder
- Barney Visser - owner of the NASCAR Furniture Row Racing Team; co-owner of Furniture Row
- Michael Winslow - actor and comedian; best known for voice sound effects and role on Police Academy
- Andre Woolfolk - former NFL player (cornerback, Tennessee Titans and New York Jets); attended University of Oklahoma