TJCA Again Achieves TOP rankings!

Dear TJCA-CFA Families:

We are so pleased to share the great news released this morning by US News and World Report!  Congratulations to all of our hard-working students, staff, and families!


Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) in rural Rutherford County, NC was again ranked as one of the best high schools in the state and nation by US News and World Report. TJCA is ranked #5 in North Carolina, and the #1 high school west of Greensboro. TJCA is also ranked #13​5​ in the nation out of over 2​2​,000 high schools nationwide​, and received national gold medal recognition​.

Headmaster, Joe Maimone commented, “What a great honor for our students, staff, and families to receive such prestigious recognition in our state and nation! I believe that our family atmosphere and our strong focus on ‘developing thoughtful, articulate young adults’ has helped to achieve this great accomplishment.”

Principal Gary B​lak​e added, “This ranking is a testament ​to​ the hard work and dedication of TJ​CA​’s outstanding staff, students, and families. The challenging curriculum prepare​s​ our students to be successful in whatever path they choose after graduation. The TJ​CA​ family is proud of this accomplishment.”

Academic Dean, Jeff Ziegler added, “The honor of achieving a U.S. News gold medal ranking, and of again ranking among the top 150 schools in the nation, is a tribute to the strength of our distinctive Core Knowledge and classical curriculum, the hard work and knowledge of our K-12 faculty, the dedication and sacrifice of our parents, and the work ethic of our students.”

Below is the link to the released article, and the top ten NC rankings. on/best-high-schools/north- carolina

Top Ranked North Carolina Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold, silver or bronze medal.

#1 Philip J. Weaver Ed Center 300 South Spring Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
#2 Raleigh Charter High School 1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
#3 Early College at Guilford 5608 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
#4 Woods Charter 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
#5 Thomas Jefferson Class Academy 2527 Us 221a Hwy, Mooresboro, North Carolina 28114
#6 East Chapel Hill High 500 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
#7 School of Inquiry and Life Sciences 419 Mcdowell Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
#8 Chapel Hill High  1709 High School Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
#9 Carrboro High  201 Rock Haven Rd, Carrboro, North Carolina 27510
#10 Marvin Ridge High  2825 Crane Road, Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173