I am glad to report that Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (my alma mater) finally has some well deserved national recognition. It is has been ranked the #1 high school in the United States by US News and World report. For years they have ranked high schools but TJ (as we lovingly called it) was always lumped into a category of 25 or so similar schools that were “too good to be ranked”. I am glad they have finally changed their tune.
If you want to read more about TJ, US World News also has a feature article Shooting for the Academic Stars, which gives a small flavor of what life was like there.