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TJHSST 2010 Senior Destinations

LenciasLencias Posts: 207Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2011 in Prep School Admissions
Doesn't look like anyone's posted this up yet this year ... thought I'd do so. From the Senior Issue of TJToday, the school newspaper at TJHSST. Apologies for any typos, just done really quickly.

And for those of you who don't know about TJ/are gonna be like "doesn't hold a candle to Andover/Exeter/whatever" as I've seen in previous TJHSST Destinations threads, from Wikipedia:
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST, TJ, Jefferson) is a Virginia state-chartered Governor's School located in Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, west of Alexandria.[2] It is a regional high school operated by Fairfax County Public Schools.
As a publicly funded and administered high school with selective admissions, TJHSST is often compared with notable public magnet schools. Attendance at TJ is open to students in six local jurisdictions based on an admissions test and prior academic achievement. The selective admissions program was initiated in 1985 through the cooperation of state and county governments, as well as corporate sponsorship from the defense and technology industries. TJ occupies the building of the previously non-selective Thomas Jefferson High School (constructed in 1965). TJHSST is one of 18 Virginia Governor's Schools, and a founding member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the school the best public high school in the nation in 2007,[3] 2008,[4] and 2009[5].

American U - 1
Amherst - 1
Bard - 1
Boston U - 1
Bowdoin - 1
Brigham Young - 1
Brown - 7
Bucknell - 1
CalTech - 3
Carnegie Mellon - 9
Case Western Reserve - 1
Christopher Newport - 1
Claremont McKenna - 1
Colby - 2
William & Mary - 60
Columbia - 6
Cooper Union - 1
Cornell - 17
Dartmouth - 7
Davidson - 1
Drexel - 1
Duke - 17
Emory - 2
Olin - 3
Furman - 1
George Mason - 4
Georgetown - 4
Georgia Tech - 6
Harvard - 3
Harvey Mudd - 1
Johns Hopkins - 2
Lafayette - 1
MIT - 15
McGill - 3
Mount Saint Mary's - 1
NYU - 2
Northwestern - 2
Nova Southeastern - 1
Oberlin - 5
Penn State - 4
Pomona - 1
Princeton - 10
Rensselaer - 1
Rhode Island School of Design - 1
Rice - 1
RIT - 3
St. Olaf - 1
Stanford - 8
Swarthmore - 2
Temple - 1
George Washington - 3
UT-Austin - 1
Tufts - 1
US Air Force Academy - 2
US Coast Guard Academy - 1
US Military Academy - 1
US Naval Academy - 1
UC, Berkeley - 2
U-Chicago - 5
U of Florida - 2
U of Georgia - 1
UIUC - 4
Mary Washington - 3
UMD, College Park - 2
U of Missouri - 1
Notre Dame - 4
UNC, Chapel Hill - 2
U of Oklahoma - 1
UPenn - 9
U of Pittsburgh - 1
U of Richmond - 1
U of Rochester - 1
South Carolina - 1
USC (Southern California) - 6
U of St. Thomas
UVA - 91
VCU - 3
VTech - 30
Wake Forest - 1
Washington and Lee - 1
WashU, St. Louis - 4
Wellesley - 1
Wesleyan - 1
Wheaton - 1
Williams - 1
Yale - 10

Overheard in the hallways:
"... this year was a really bad year for us... UVA waitlisted so many people! And Harvard?!"
"There was someone wearing a white shirt with MIT just written on it in black sharpie on Destination Day..."
"Eh, if I don't get in anywhere else, I guess I'll just have to go to UVA."
"Oh yeah, William and Mary is my safety."


If anyone has any questions about TJHSST, feel free to shoot me a PM.
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Replies to: TJHSST 2010 Senior Destinations

  • LenciasLencias Posts: 207Registered User Junior Member
    bump? haha, nobody cares this year? usually the destinations threads seem to get a good amount of discussion...
  • exoveerotchexoveerotch Posts: 260Registered User Junior Member
    William and mary-60
    serious? that's awesome
  • opsops Posts: 818Registered User Member
    A phenomenal school but this site is geared towards boarding schools.
  • Exeter123Exeter123 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    I get Ivy + MIT/Stanford at 92 out of 420 students = 21.9%. Sound about right?
  • WV2011WV2011 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    TOP-10 + IVIES = 117
    117 + UVa and W&M = 268

    Almost the same result as last year, not bad though.
  • WV2011WV2011 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Also, said about 15 kids turned down Ivies for UVa.... for the obvious reason...

    What a great HS!
  • neatoburritoneatoburrito Posts: 3,449Registered User Senior Member
    Every largish city should have a public magnet school like this; or every state should have a public boarding school for highly gifted kids.
  • Exeter123Exeter123 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    WV2011 -- UVa on par with many of the big state schools -- NYU, U of Mich, Boston College, UCLA, etc., etc. By "obvious reason", I assume you mean in-state tuition rates?

    Many students in boarding schools also turn down the Ivy's for financial reasons. Same bias in both the boarding school and TJ stats.
  • Hcos12893Hcos12893 Posts: 810Registered User Member
    and Boston College are both private, not private
  • Exeter123Exeter123 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    My point was that UVa isn't academically distinguishable from many other large, 10k to 20k student schools. Hence the question, does "obvious reason" mean in-state tuition rates. Sorry if "state schools" was an inaccurate description for the listed schools.
  • pulsarpulsar Posts: 1,266- Senior Member
    Every largish city should have a public magnet school like this; or every state should have a public boarding school for highly gifted kids.

    Neato, I think you should run for office and turn Washington around.
  • WV2011WV2011 Posts: 19Registered User New Member

    Yes, that's what I meant.
  • uvahopeful94uvahopeful94 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    how do they keep track of who went where? Do you fill out senior surveys or something or is this provided by the school?
  • LenciasLencias Posts: 207Registered User Junior Member
    My apology for the delay in response....

    At the end of each year, the senior issue of TJToday, TJ's student newspaper, is published, where every senior's goodbye/aphorism is printed, along with the Destinations section, where the colleges of all graduating seniors are listed.
  • SuJu43verSuJu43ver Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    so this is where kids from my school go to college ^^
    now i know what to choose 3 years from now ^^

    thanks for posting ^^
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