Thomas Jefferson Middle School

35 - 01 Morlot Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 1,068 students in grades 5-8.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 26%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 1,068 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 1,068 students has grown by 44% over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
1,068 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#266 out of 2183 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
10%
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Hispanic
15%
32%
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Black
3%
15%
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White
63%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thomas Jefferson Middle School's ranking?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked #266 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Thomas Jefferson Middle School often compared to?
Thomas Jefferson Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Memorial Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 66% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School?
1,068 students attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Thomas Jefferson Middle School students are White, 16% of students are Asian, 15% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson Middle School?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Thomas Jefferson Middle School offer ?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Thomas Jefferson Middle School part of?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is part of Fair Lawn Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 1,068 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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