Thomas Jefferson Middle School uses the house model, emphasizing the cultivation of a sense of ownership and identity for students and teachers and enabling them to develop close working relationships. Teams of four teachers meet regularly to plan learning activities or to discuss instructional strategies and student concerns.
Instrumental and choral music instruction is available in addition to core academic subjects, and extracurricular activities include intramural sports, drama club, math league and student council.
The school's Parent Teacher Organization publishes a newspaper and runs events such as Back to School Night, American Education Week and Education Recognition Night. To highlight respect and responsibility as cornerstones of the school, citizenship signs are posted in all classrooms and common areas.
John Dunay is the school's principal.
- Number of students: 730
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1
- Parking: Free lot
- Public restrooms: Yes
- Grade levels: 6-8
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library