TJHSST Offers Admission to 485 Students for the Class of 2022

News Release
April 09, 2018

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has offered admission to 485 students for the Class of 2022 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).

 
A total of 3,160 students applied for admission.  Approximately seventy-two (71.9) percent of the students offered admission reside in Fairfax County and twenty-eight (28.1) percent are from Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the City of Falls Church.  Approximately ninety-five (94.8) percent of students offered admission are currently attending public schools.


Established in 1985, TJHSST is a governor’s school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology.  Specialized technical laboratories, including a technological computational center, enhance the academic curriculum and provide students with experience in state-of-the-art technology, opportunities for independent research and experimentation, and interaction with professionals from the scientific, technological, engineering, and industrial communities.  


The selection process for admittance to TJHSST involves a holistic review of each candidate’s semifinalist essay, teacher recommendations, and student-authored information sheet, as well as consideration of grades and test scores on the admissions examination.  As always, a summer round of admissions for eighth graders newly moved to a participating district after September 30 of the previous year will add to the 485 offers at the end of June.


For more information, contact the TJHSST Admissions Office at 571-423-3770.
 

TJHSST Admissions Statistics for Class of 2022

 

 

Applicants

Percent

Admitted

Percent

Gender

 

 

 

 

Male

1,683

53.3%

278

57.3%

Female

1,477

46.7%

207

42.7%

Total

3,160

 

485

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnic

 

 

 

 

White

870

27.5%

111

22.9%

Black

220

7.0%

10

2.1%

Hispanic

276

8.7%

23

4.7%

Asian

1,633

51.7%

316

65.2%

Multiracial/Other*

161

5.0%

25

5.2%

Total

3,160

 

485

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Type

 

 

 

 

Public

2,996

94.8%

460

94.8%

Private/Home

164

5.2%

25

5.2%

Total

3,160

 

485

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduced Fee or Waived Fee Paid

336

10.6%

7

1.4%

 

* This category includes students who checked “Multiracial” on their application and/or students whose ethnic designation numbered ten or fewer.