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Jefferson High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    TJHS Celebrated the Class of 2020 with their Virtual Graduation on June 12. Click below to watch the video.
    A School Like No Other...

    Hear straight from Democrats to discover more about Historic Thomas Jefferson High School.

    Jefferson HS students discuss the importance of technology programs at the All In for Public Education event.  Click to watch the video.
    Jefferson Modernization Video
    COVID-19 Presentation
    Don't Blink, It's 2019 in a flash.
    Upcoming tjhs events
    A Message from LAUSD Superintendant Austin Beutner
    Jefferson High School Students Closing Procedures for 2019-2020

    Parents and students here are the instructions on how to return District issued items and the pick-up of personal items.

    Note: All District issued items such as textbooks, uniforms, band instruments and must to be returned to Jefferson High School.

    Students: Please remember the following when you arrive to campus:

    • Only arrive at your scheduled times
    • You must bring your own mask
    • A mask must be worn at all times
    • Follow social distancing protocols
    • No loitering once you’ve complete everything you must exit the campus


    Step 1. Enter Hooper 41st gate line up… 6 ft. apart

    Step 2. Band instruments drop off (Look for tables and signs)

    Step 3. Entrance near Counseling

    Step 4. Follow directions from adults to the first or second Fl lockers

    Step 5. Exit by Boys first floor restroom

    Step 6. Textbook room

    Step 7. PE locker rooms on the basketball courts 6ft apart

    Step 8. Uniform drop off outside of Boys & Girls locker rooms   Step 9. Exit thru main gym to Hooper

    Note: Seniors who fail to return District issued items will face a delay in receiving their diploma and or their transcripts. Additionally, any student who fails to return District issued items faces having their parents charged for unreturned items.

    Teachers, Counselors, and Staff are available to provide information and respond to your questions each day of the week
    For Transcript Information, please Call 213-444-1835 or Click below
    Contact Karen Erazo  Karen Erazo Senior Office Tech
    For Chromebooks and passwords, please click below
    Contact Roberto Barajas  Roberto Barajas Assistant Principal
    For School Information, please Call 562-758-0913 or click below
    Contact Luz Raigoza  Luz Raigoza SAA
    For Enrollment information, please call 562-999-4831 or click below
    Contact Alice Kang  Alice Kang Staff
    For Title One/Bilingual Information, please click below
    Contact Elsa Gutierrez  Elsa Gutierrez TSP/Title 1 Coordinator
    For AB 216 information, please click below
    Contact Roberto Barajas  Roberto Barajas Assistant Principal
    Click Below to Download a PDF of Student and Family Resources

    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!!