Fairfax families sue over changes to Thomas Jefferson High’s admissions

… made this fall to the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, the county’s flagship STEM magnet school.

Members of the Alumni Action Group, however, insist change is long overdue. In the past decade there have been at least eight attempts by Fairfax school officials to alter admissions and boost TJ’s diversity, all of which have failed. For 30 years, the student body composition has resembled what it looked like in 2019-2020, when nearly 3 percent of the student body was Hispanic and Black children made up less than 2 percent. That same year, Asian American students totaled 70 percent of the student body, and White students 20 percent.