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Thomas Jefferson High School


Phone: (210) 438-6570 Address:  723 Donaldson Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78201 Grades served: 9-12 grades Thomas Jefferson High School web site

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Jefferson High School held a special parade for the class of 2020, even decorating the entire campus lawn with cutouts of each senior! Photo courtesy alumnus and school board trustee Ed Garza.

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Distinguished Alumni

Past Inspire Award Recipients:

2019: Diego Bernal

2019: Cosmo F. Guido

2018: Charles T. Barrett, Jr.

2018: Marcia Nasatir

2016: Dr. Jaime Garza

2016: Dr. W.E. Moerner, class of 1971,  Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and one of three recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2014: Ernest Bromley

2012: David Frederick

2012: Edith McAllister

2011: Julian Castro, Class of 1992, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Former Mayor of San Antonio

2011: Leticia Van de Putte, Class of 1973, former state legislator

Other Notable Alumni:

Joaquin Castro
(U.S. Congressman)
Class of 1992

Henry B. Gonzalez
(late U.S. Congressman who served for 37 years)
Class of 1934


Alumni unite to 'Lasso' a Legacy
San Antonio's most famous rope-twirlers are in need of a helping hand. Former Jefferson HS Lassos are asked to step up and join an organization created to ensure that this rich school tradition will continue for generations to come. The Lasso Alumni Association was formed after the future of the school's pep squad and service organization was in jeopardy because the cost of the signature red and blue cowgirl outfits and boots was prohibitive to some members. The association purchases and retains custodial care of the uniform components, which are passed on to the next group of Lassos. For more information e-mail [email protected].

1950 Class
Janelle Berry seeks reunion information for the Jefferson HS class of 1950. She can be reached via e-mail, [email protected].

1979 Class
The Class of 1979 celebrated its 40-year reunion in March 2019 with two events. For more information, contact Blanca Cardenas Ortega via text at (210) 367-7828 or email at [email protected]

1970 Class
The Class of 1970 hopes to host its 50th reunion Oct. 23-24, 2020. Most communication is being done by email. If you are a member of the TJHS class of 1970, please send your email address and/or cell phone number to [email protected] You will receive information and ongoing updates.
Anne Shackelford Fish

1980 Class
The Class of 1980 will hold its 40th Class Reunion on April 3 & 4, 2020. A Mixer on April 3 is open to all classes and will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at VFW Post #76, located at 10 10th St.; there will be a cash bar and a food truck. An event titled "Revisit Thomas Jefferson High School" will be held on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the campus, located at 723 Donaldson Ave. The Big Event on April 4 will be held from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Smoke, located at 1170 E. Commerce St.; Hors d'oeuvres, dinner and full bar available. For more information contact Alan Williams at [email protected]or Ellen Brooker at [email protected].


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