TJCA remains top Charter School in Western North Carolina


AVONDALE – The U.S. News and World Report results are in, and once again, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) was chosen as the top-ranked charter school in Western North Carolina. 

Overall, TJCA ranked 38th out of more than 700 high schools in North Carolina, posting a score of 92.5 out of 100. The U.S. News & World Report methodology considers six different categories. College Readiness accounts for 30%, State Assessment Proficiency accounts for 20%, and State Assessment Performance accounts for 20%. The other three categories, which account for the remaining 30%, are Underserved Student Performance, College Curriculum Breadth, and Graduation Rate.  

TJCA is also ranked among the top 40% across the nation, which earns the school the distinction of achieving the status of a U.S. News Best High School.  

One of the leading factors in TJCA’s high ranking is its College Readiness Index Rank and its College Curriculum Breadth Index Rank, which both rank in the state’s top 6%.

“It is exciting for our faculty, students, and families to be ranked among the best high schools in North Carolina and the nation,” said Executive Director Jason Cole. “This ranking is a testament to our teachers, who spend countless hours perfecting their craft to ensure our students have the best educational experience possible.”