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FCPS Offers Admission to TJHSST to 490 Students

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has offered admission to 490 students for the Class of 2021 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).

A total of 2,902 students applied for admission. Approximately sixty-six (65.6) percent of the students offered admission reside in Fairfax County and thirty-four (34.4) percent are from Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the City of Falls Church. Approximately ninety-four (93.9) 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 490 offers at the end of June.

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


TJHSST Admissions Statistics for Class of 2021

 

Applicants

Percent

Admitted

Percent

Gender

 

 

 

 

Male

1,527

52.6%

291

59.4%

Female

1,375

47.4%

199

40.6%

Total

2,902

 

490

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnic

 

 

 

 

White

763

26.3%

87

17.8%

Black

179

6.2%

9

1.8%

Hispanic

220

7.6%

8

1.6%

Asian

1,593

54.9%

367

74.9%

Multiracial/Other*

147

5.0%

19

3.9%

Total

2,902

 

490

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Type

 

 

 

 

Public

2,725

93.9%

456

93.1%

Private/Home

177

6.1%

34

6.9%

Total

2,902

 

483

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reduced Fee or Waived Fee Paid

289

10.0%

8

1.6%


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






FCPS’ TJHSST Admissions Statistics for Class of 2020

Source: http://commweb.fcps.edu/newsreleases/newsrelease_print.cfm?newsid=2955

April 08, 2016

FCPS’ Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Offers Admission to 483 Students

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has offered admission to 483 students for the Class of 2020 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). 

A total of 2,868 students applied for admission. Approximately 71 percent of the students offered admission reside in Fairfax County and 29 percent are from Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the City of Falls Church. Approximately 92 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-applicant 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 483 offers at the end of June.

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



TJHSST Admissions Statistics for Class of 2020

             Applicants    Percent    Admitted    Percent
Gender
Male         1,567            54.6%        290            60.0%
Female     1,301            45.4%        193            40.0%
Total         2,868                              483

Ethnic 
White        769              26.8%        100             20.7%
Black        200               7.0%             8               1.7%
Hispanic    219               7.6%          11                2.3%
Asian        1,518            52.9%        335             69.4%
Multiracial
/Other*      162               5.6%           29               6.0%
Total          2,868                             483

School Type
Public       2,701            94.2%        446             92.3%
Private/
Home          167              5.8%         37                7.7%
Total         2,868                             483

Reduced 
Fee or Waived 
Fee Paid      333          11.6%          10                2.1% 


 
 



* This category includes students who checked “Multiracial” on their application and/or students whose ethnic designation numbered ten or fewer.
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David Chen,
Mar 11, 2017, 9:19 PM
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