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Jefferson High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    ELAC & SSC Nomination
    Gear Up!

    What is GEAR UP?

    GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs is one of the largest and most effective national grant programs focused on increasing college and career readiness. As part of the L.A Unified School District, GEAR UP begins with students in middle school and supports them through their first year of college. We hope to create a lasting impact on students and their communities.


    Our Goal is to increase the number of students and families who turn their dreams into diplomas! We do this by increasing:

    • college expectations and readiness
    • the percentage of students graduating high school
    • enrollment in college
    • awareness of college financing


    Demo Virtual Welcome
    Welcome Back Demo Students
    TJHS Celebrated the Class of 2020 with their Virtual Graduation on June 12. Click below to watch the video.
    Upcoming tjhs events

    Please Call the Phone Numbers Listed below

    For School Information, please Call 562-758-0913 or click below
    Contact Luz Raigoza  Luz Raigoza SAA
    For Enrollment or Special Education, please call 562-999-4831 or click below
    Contact Alice Kang  Alice Kang Staff
    For Transcript or Enrollment, please Call 213-444-1835 or Click below
    Contact Karen Erazo  Karen Erazo Senior Office Tech
    For Title One/Bilingual Information, please click below
    Contact Elsa Gutierrez  Elsa Gutierrez TSP/Title 1 Coordinator
    For Chromebooks and passwords, please click below
    Contact Roberto Barajas  Roberto Barajas Assistant Principal
    For AB 216 information, please click below
    Contact Roberto Barajas  Roberto Barajas Assistant Principal
    LAUSD Superintendent Beutner
    Click Below to Download a PDF of Student and Family Resources
    COVID-19 Presentation
    Don't Blink, It's 2019 in a flash.
    Jefferson Modernization Video
    Jefferson HS students discuss the importance of technology programs at the All In for Public Education event.  Click to watch the video.

    Spotlight on AVID, Athletics, and Arts

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    About Us

    Founded in 1916, Thomas Jefferson High School has been a pillar in this community for over 100 years and is the fourth oldest high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  We are often referred to as Jeff and  proudly known as the Demos, short for our school mascot, the Democrat.  
    For just over a century, Jefferson High School has been an asset to the community by educating, transforming, and fostering talent of many notable individuals in music, sports, television, and politics.  Our goals are to inspire greatness in our students and motivate change in the community by empowering them to follow in the footsteps of our prestigious alumni.  
    Over the years, our alumni have proven that hard work and dedication will set you on a path for greatness as a Nobel Prize winner, Olympic Gold Medalist, Grammy winner, Oscar nominee, or a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  

    We are strong. We are united. We are committed. We are the Mighty DEMOS!!