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Cruz Settlement

Click here for Notice of Class Action Settlement to students who have attended or will attend Thomas Jefferson High School between May 29, 2014 and June 30, 2020, (and their parents and guardians).





Restorative Justice Corner

What is Restorative Justice in Schools?

Restorative Justice is a “philosophy and approach to discipline that moves away from punishment...to ensure accountability and break the cycle of retribution and violence” ( Alfed, 2010).

The following Principles of Restorative Justice provide the foundation of what we are implementing here at Jefferson High School:

1. Acknowledge that relationships are essential to building a successful school community.

2. Build systems that address student misconduct and harm in a a way that strengthens relationships and focus on the harm done rather than focusing on the rule broken.

3. Utilize Restorative Practices School-wide to manage behavior such as Community Building Circles, Restorative Conferences, Restorative Language

a. Example of Affective “ I” statements- “ John, I feel concerned when I see you walking the halls.”


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Habits of Mind

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The Habits of Mind are an identified set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society and promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship. The understanding and application of these 16 Habits of Mind serve to provide the individual with skills to work through real life situations that equip that person to respond using awareness (cues), thought, and intentional strategy in order to gain a positive outcome.

2016-2017 Soccer Banquet

So PROUD to be a DEMO.

Inside California Education Features OUR Jefferson High School Music Program.

 Good job Demos!!! 



AVID Family Night 2017

Read Across America Dr. Seuss Week

Demo Math in action; AP students making a difference

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Thank you to Councilman Curren Price for attending our Honor Roll Dinner and for making it possible to provide our students with such a great celebration!!!

Thank you to Council Curren Price for attending our Honor Roll Dinner and for 
making it possible to provide our students with such a great celebration!!!

The 100th Day of School - February 7, 2017


Mr. Melattinkara!!!


Mr. Melattinkara was honored with a City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition for his passion and dedication to challenging Jefferson High School students in the field of mathematics.  He is truly an inspiration to all Jefferson High School students, teachers and staff.


Mr. Melattinkara has been a math teacher at Jefferson High School since 2009.


He dedicates this award to “…each member of our family of learning who support AP Programs and [his] beloved students.”

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Thank you to all who participated and volunteered your time in our very first Parent Conference Family Gathering!

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We are AVID

We are AVID

AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.



A special thank you to everyone who came out on May 28th to help with our campus beautification project!

Congratulations Jennifer!

We would like to congratulate Jennifer F. for being awarded one of this years Nematzadeh Enterprises scholarships! 

TJHS Honors Night

The first annual Thomas Jefferson Honors Night took place on Thursday May 26th, 2016.  Principal Gonzalez and the rest of the Jefferson High staff took this night to celebrate the class of 2016 students who maintained a GPA above 3.0 for seven semesters. Also recognized that night were the students who were on the All City Football Team and the All City Band members. With the start of this tradition we aim to help motivate our students to strive for greatness and to truly make Jeff "A Family of Learning".

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Prom Glamour Makeovers!

Our Young Lady Senior Demo students were treated to a Prom Glamour Make-Over! Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Mel Sandoval and The Judge Mablean Foundation! 

Community Health Resource Fair

The 10th Annual Community Health/Resource Fair was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016. We had 15 community organizations giving out information to families and students. Councilman Price attended and spoke with parents and students. Our Wellness Center, SCFHC, gave out free TB testing and Diabetes screening to adults. NHF gave free samples of Healthy Foods and drinks, and our Hooper Parents danced and sang for our entertainment. Over 100 students attended.

Student Store

Please stop by the DEMO Student Store for all of your latest DEMO PRIDE GEAR. Please tell us what you think at agustin.gonzalez@lausd.net or jor9154@lausd.net


New Jeff Gear!

New Jeff Gear!

Campus Beautification

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