Voice Recognition
TJHS Veterans Day celebration
TJ Girls Volleyball team before a match
Students posing with shoes from shoe drive
TJ teachers and staff during Student Grief Awareness Week
TJ Band performs in pre-game
Photo of students wearing masks at orientation
TJ Football Seniors
high school exterior

Thomas Jefferson High School


830 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
Principal: Pete Murphy
Assistant Principal: Adam Knaresborough
Assistant Principal: Erikka Kuhse


The Spectrum 2022

Please click here to view the latest edition of The Spectrum 2022.

Summer School Information

Click link to receive information regarding Summer School.   Summer 22 Packet Final.pdf
Any student who is behind on credits and needs to earn credits over the summer should consult with his or her counselor prior to signing up for a summer school program.
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Congratulations, Mr. Murphy, our MVP Principal!

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Awards Thomas Jefferson High School Principal as Penguins MVP for 2021-2022! 

Mr. Pete Murphy, Thomas Jefferson High School Principal, was recognized as one of 16 principals from Allegheny County as Penguins Most Valuable Principals (MVP) for the 2021-22 school year.  This program, highlighting the amazing work done over this past year, recognizes principals who demonstrate an innovative approach to learning, a continuous strive for excellence and a passion for their school and students.

This is the second year for the program, which is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, in partnership with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Grable Foundation. The goal of the program is to recognize hard working and deserving principals, especially those who have gone above and beyond for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Murphy will receive a monetary donation for his school and a bag of Pittsburgh Penguins goodies including a personalized jersey! Congratulations to Mr. Murphy as a well-deserved recipient, and we thank you for all you do for our students and staff!

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The TJ Times Newspaper

The TJ Times -- Official Newspaper of TJHS -- is Back!  Please see the November 2021 edition here!

Driver's Pass Application 2021-2022 - March 2022 Update

Completed driver's pass application (Driver-Rider Information 21-22 - Alt lot instructions.pdf) and $20.00 can be submitted to the main office Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm as follows.  All parking spots in the main lot have been taken.  All new applicants will be directed to park by the tennis courts.  Please click on the attachment for updated rules for parking.

Back to School Information

New information is pending regarding the start of the 2021-2022 school year:  

Common Sense Media

This information is currently being updated.


During summer hours, please call 412-655-8610 to schedule an appointment to receive your work permit.  

If a student is in need of a work permit, the parent must print, complete and sign the attached application form where highlighted, then have the student bring the completed application with a document showing proof of age to the reception area of the high school, where the permit then will be issued.


Please click here to view the latest Scholarship opportunties listed on the Counseling Department website.


TJTV is here! If you would like to watch morning announcements live, please click on this link. Announcements take place during pd. 3. Also if you download the Livestream App, you can create an account and follow us for notifications on broadcasting times. 


Upcoming Events


Regular Board Meeting

Tue Jun 28 2022