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Thomas Jefferson High School (Alexandria, Virginia)

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Closed  1987
Language  English
Mascot  Minutemen
Ceased operations  1987
Funding type  State school
Grades  9–12
Campus type  Suburban
Founded  1964
School type  High school
District  Fairfax County Public Schools
Headquarters  Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Thomas Jefferson High School was a public high school in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It opened in 1964 and closed in 1987.

The school was co-located with the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology from 1985-1987. It stopped accepting new students after 1985, and it merged with Annandale High School for the 1987-1988 school year. No students from Jefferson or TJHSST graduated in 1988. Students who had attended TJ from 1984-1987 graduated from Annandale HS in 1988.

Notable alumni

  • Dave Grohl, drummer of Scream, Nirvana and Them Crooked Vultures; lead singer and guitarist of Foo Fighters
  • Aaron Hillegass, computer programmer, author and trainer; founder of Big Nerd Ranch
  • Arif Hodzic, vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist of Olio
  • Scott Norwood, former NFL kicker of the Buffalo Bills; known for missing a field goal attempt wide right at the end of Super Bowl XXV
  • References

    Thomas Jefferson High School (Alexandria, Virginia) Wikipedia

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