TJHSST Offers Admission to 486 Students

News Release
June 01, 2020

 
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has offered admission to 486 students for the Class of 2024 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). 

A total of 2,539 students applied for admission. Approximately seventy-two (71.6) percent of the students offered admission reside in Fairfax County and twenty-eight (28.4) percent are from Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the City of Falls Church. Approximately ninety (89.5) 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 486 offers at the end of June. 


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

TJHSST Admissions Statistics, Class of 2024

 

 

Applicants

Percent

Admitted

Percent

Gender

 

 

 

 

Male

1,385

54.5

283

58.2

Female

1,154

45.4

203

41.8

Total

2,539

 

486

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnic

 

 

 

 

Asian

1,423

56.0

355

73.0

Black

160

6.3

**TS

N/A

Hispanic

208

8.2

16

3.3

White

595

23.4

86

17.7

Multiracial/Other*

153

6.0

29

6.0

Total

2,539

 

486

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Type

 

 

 

 

Public

2,354

92.7

435

89.5

Private/Home

185

7.3

51

10.5

Total

2,539

 

486

 


*This category includes students who checked “multiracial” on their application or students whose ethnic designation numbered 10 or fewer.
**This category includes numbers that are too small for reporting (TS). Those numbers have been included with the Multiracial/Other category. This category includes students who numbered 10 or fewer.