Thomas Jefferson Middle School

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 992 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 992 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students992 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank#1183 out of 1246 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
23%
7%
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Black
43%
11%
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White
29%
76%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Both of my (now grown) children attended Thomas Jefferson Middle School. It is, and has always been, a school where motivated children can learn from highly educated teachers in a safe environment. The administration works tirelessly alongside the teachers, staff, and parents to make sure the students' educational, social, and developmental needs are met. No wonder Principal Gregaory was named Middle School Principal of the Year!
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