Thomas Jefferson Middle School

1600 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 641 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Thomas Jefferson Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 641 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students641 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#341 out of 1762 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
12%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
72%
68%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.460.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameValparaiso Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Thomas Jefferson Middle School is Porter County Career Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Valparaiso Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 307 students
    0.1 miles
    1700 Roosevelt Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3130
    0.1 K-5 307
  • Valparaiso Northview Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 266 students
    0.8 miles
    257 Northview Dr
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3100
    0.8 K-5 266
  • Valparaiso Parkview Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 252 students
    0.8 miles
    1405 Wood St
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3110
    0.8 K-5 252
  • Valparaiso Porter County Career Center Vocational School
    Grades: K-12
    0.8 miles
    1005 N Franklin
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-3170
    0.8 K-12 n/a
  • Valparaiso Central Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 269 students
    1.1 miles
    653 Hayes Leonard Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-3030
    1.1 K-5 269

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