Which Middle School Sends the Most Students to TJHSST?

Lake Braddock Secondary School is among the schools with the highest number of students accepted to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Fairfax County's  is tough to get into. Ranked this week by U.S. News, the school attracted 3,243 applicants this year for the 480 slots in its freshman class.

Lake Braddock Secondary School is sending almost two dozen middle school students (23) to TJHSST this year, an increase of one student over last year, placing it fifth in Fairfax County for admissions to the highly competitive high school.

Which Fairfax County middle school sends the most students to the prestigious high school? , accounting for 76 students of the 480 total that were accepted.

saw the largest jump this year over last year in the number of students it sends: From 31 students in 2011 to 43 this year.

Out of the county's 24 middle schools, the following eight schools* sent the most students to TJHSST: 

Middle School Students Accepted This Year +/- from last year Last Year Carson  76 -2 78 Frost  18 +2 16 Jackson  20 +2 18 Kilmer  43 +12 31 Lake Braddock  23 +1 22 Longfellow  72 -2 74 Rocky Run  51 +3 48 Twain  10 + (numbers unavailable) under 10

*If less than 10 students were admitted from a middle school, the middle school name does not appear on the list. Numbers under 10 were redacted by FCPS as containing identifiable student information which are exempt from disclosure according to state code.

For more information on admission to TJHSST, see the

Mike May 11, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Another important data point would be percentage of students that get in. Is the Carson number 11% v. LBSS at 4%? Also, which of these schools have GT Centers? That would say a lot about the success or failure of the GT program.


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