Thomas Jefferson High School (San Antonio)
|Thomas Jefferson High School|
Thomas Jefferson High School in 2012
In omni uno
|723 Donaldson Avenue
San Antonio, Texas, 78201
|School type||Public, High School|
|School district||San Antonio ISD|
|Teaching staff||113.29 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.14|
|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 selected as Grammy Signature Award Winner.
TJHS Historical Preservation Society
The Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society is a non-profit 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 demographic breakdown of the 1,829 students enrolled in 2012-2013 was:
- Male - 52.7%
- Female - 47.3%
- Native American/Alaskan - 0.1%
- Asian/Pacific islanders - 0.2%
- Black - 2.1%
- Hispanic - 95.4%
- White - 2.1%
- Multiracial - 0.1%
86.6% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.
- 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 Frederick, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Texas at San Antonio (2008-Present)
- John H. Wood, Jr. (deceased), Federal Judge
- Ed Garza, former Mayor of the City of San Antonio
- Julian Castro, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, former 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
- Major Gen. Alfred Valenzuela, commanded the U.S. Army South (USARSO) at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
- Aaron Cohen, former NASA Deputy Director
- Robert Floyd Curl, Jr., Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996
- William E. Moerner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014
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- "TJHS HPS: Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society - Home". tjhshps.org. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- The University of Texas at San Antonio, Web and Multimedia Services - 2010. "Bio - John Frederick - UTSA Provost - UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio". utsa.edu. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 - Press Release". nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2 September 2015.