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thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: tjhs more ()
Date: October 28, 2015 07:07PM

I just moved from Ohio, so I don't know too much about the school system in the NOVA region. However, I know that Thomas Jefferson High School is very good. It has been listed as number one high school for years. The SAT scores at that school is ridiculous. Anyway, are students at the school super genius math & science gurus in general? Or, are some students ones that prep 100+ hours for a test, doo well on the test and then work their asses off in school? Can anyone correct me if I'm wrong?

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: house of pain ()
Date: October 28, 2015 07:27PM

75% Asian population at TJ= 3x their make up in the population in annandale. No all Asians are not brilliant. They are, as you mentioned forced to study a lot and take tons of prep. for the tests. The other 25% are mostly very very smart white kids that study like normal people but have a zeal for learning and are willing to hang with their pressured but otherwise cool Asian friends in the house of pain.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: tjhs ()
Date: October 29, 2015 10:15PM

Do you have any firsthand experience from a Thomas Jefferson student or alumni?

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Fucking idiots ()
Date: October 29, 2015 10:28PM

Lol … the one thing you can always count on here is racist trolls and someone starting a thread pretending to be new to the area.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Hi THERE!! ()
Date: October 30, 2015 03:36PM

I know several people who graduated from TJ in the early 80s. They really know how to party!!!

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Jshsjsjkss ()
Date: October 30, 2015 03:58PM

Here at UVA school of Medicine, each of the classes has about 150 total students, with about 10-15 being from TJ. Far more than any other school.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Rock ()
Date: October 30, 2015 04:33PM

Do I know you? Thank you !!! Class of 85' Coleman's Market was the place to buy beer in high school!

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: cuts announced Today ()
Date: January 15, 2016 07:40PM

First cuts announced Today and my Kid made it (test score and grades) wonder what the rest of the process will be like???

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: TJ IN THE DAY ()
Date: January 15, 2016 08:18PM

Walter Hill drinks bong water, was written on the wall in the boys room late seventies.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: HET ()
Date: January 15, 2016 10:14PM

Hi THERE!! Wrote:
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> I know several people who graduated from TJ in the
> early 80s. They really know how to party!!!


Irrelevant. TJ was a regular high school in the early 80s. Dave Grohl went there.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Your weave ()
Date: January 15, 2016 10:50PM

I got admitted to TJ but decided to go to hair weave school.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: the average kids ()
Date: January 16, 2016 09:13AM

My kid made the first cut so far but I still recall the Asian kids crying outside the test center when I picked him up from the first round. Its easy for my son because I believe the intent of AAP/TJ is to provide a challenge to the 'gifted' kids. I feel sorry for the average kids (like I was) that get forced into super human effort to get in - what a waste of a childhood.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Asians at 3x ()
Date: January 16, 2016 11:00AM

Its a school we pay for to educate Asians at the highest level in the country - its not meant to educate whites, blacks hispanics or the general population.

Consider: 70.2 percent Asian, 20.7 percent White, 5.1 percent Multiracial/Other, 2.4 percent Hispanic, 1.6 percent Black: This is the ethnic breakdown of the 493 students admitted to the 2019 class of the Fairfax County Public Schools magnet institution Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2015/apr/22/thomas-jefferson-class-2019-70-asian-16-black/

County Ethnic Breakdown(2014/2000/1990)

White 63.2% 69.9% 81.3%
Black 9.6% 8.6% 7.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 18.9% 13.1% 8.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Other Race or Multi-Racial 8.0% 8.2% 2.3%

Hispanic (may be of any race) 16.4% 11.0% 6.3%
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990, 2000 and 2014 American Community Survey.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Proctologist ()
Date: January 16, 2016 12:41PM

Don't be all butthurt just because your retarded kid didn't get in! Just do like all the other parents do and blame it on the Asians who actually take schooling seriously.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Zzzzz ()
Date: January 16, 2016 04:57PM

Sad. It's insane pressure and a direct route to the mental hospital for many. How many graduate finish and bake cakes because they never wanted that pressure in the first place?

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: The Architect ()
Date: January 17, 2016 10:25AM

Zzzzz Wrote:
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> Sad. It's insane pressure and a direct route to
> the mental hospital for many. How many graduate
> finish and bake cakes because they never wanted
> that pressure in the first place?


Keep telling yourself that, and maybe one day you'll believe it. Whatever helps you get through rejection!

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Its a school for Asians ()
Date: January 18, 2016 11:02AM

Proctologist Wrote:
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> Don't be all butthurt just because your retarded
> kid didn't get in! Just do like all the other
> parents do and blame it on the Asians who actually
> take schooling seriously.

Not butthurt because it looks like my kid may get in - he is a semifinalist. Straight A's and he is in Honors Geometry in 8th grade.

I was just pointing out that TJ has become a school for Asians. My kid chills plays video games does his Homework at school and about 1.5 - 2 hrs a week at home and took no prep for the TJ exam. I would bet 90% of the Asian semifinalists took test prep and study 3-4 times what my kid does.

Its a school for Asians not Gifted students.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: School for Asians ()
Date: January 18, 2016 11:17AM

Is it time to rename TJ anyhow? He did own and even impregnate slaves.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: cUXWF ()
Date: January 18, 2016 05:51PM

Name it Ho Chi Minh

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Albert Einstein ()
Date: January 18, 2016 09:37PM

Its a school for Asians Wrote:
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> Proctologist Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Don't be all butthurt just because your
> retarded
> > kid didn't get in! Just do like all the other
> > parents do and blame it on the Asians who
> actually
> > take schooling seriously.
>
> Not butthurt because it looks like my kid may get
> in - he is a semifinalist. Straight A's and he is
> in Honors Geometry in 8th grade.
>
> I was just pointing out that TJ has become a
> school for Asians. My kid chills plays video
> games does his Homework at school and about 1.5 -
> 2 hrs a week at home and took no prep for the TJ
> exam. I would bet 90% of the Asian semifinalists
> took test prep and study 3-4 times what my kid
> does.
>
> Its a school for Asians not Gifted students.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: hebLw ()
Date: January 18, 2016 10:30PM


well dont show the floorplans of the school

it could allow the real father of some child to visit the child without county approval - which they give only for a price


Attachments:
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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Weird country ()
Date: January 19, 2016 10:09AM

^ ITT FCPS essentially invites parents out of any presence in their schools from 7th grade on. Not sure why but its a fact. Elementary allows parents into classrooms with programs and PTA functions. After 6th you get allowed into the school for games, performances and back to school night - thats it. I do kind of miss knowing what is going on in my kids life from 730-2 every day. In HS its 8-530 every day with sports.

Weird country

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Expect test rescheduled ()
Date: January 19, 2016 10:54AM

TJ Semifinalists

I am happy to be among the first to congratulate your student on making it to the semifinalist round of the TJHSST application process! Below is an email that I just sent to your student and I want to be sure that you have the information as well—

Students have two important tasks to complete in the next eight days:
1) Choose two 7th or 8th grade teachers to write recommendations. As you know, one recommendation must be a math/science teacher, and the other can be a teacher of your choosing. Consider whether each teacher has first-hand knowledge of your passion for STEM prior to asking that teacher. Students should reach out to both teachers prior to entering their information into the online portal. You must enter your teachers’ information into the online portal no later than Friday, January 22 at 4PM. Instructions are attached.

2) Students will complete the Essay and Student Information Sheet (SIS) on Saturday, January 23 at the site where they tested in December. Information on preparing for the Essay and SIS can be found here.


Expect to have that test rescheduled due to weather this weekend...

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: Angel ()
Date: January 19, 2016 05:49PM

You can go to my thread: TJHSST Myths for more info!

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Re: thomas jefferson high school info
Posted by: #blackdicksarefatter ()
Date: January 19, 2016 06:28PM

No matter how many brothers they don't allow in, they still have the biggest swinging dicks in the school.

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