Thomas Jefferson Middle School

1600 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 624 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 624 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 624 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
624 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (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 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#425 out of 1755 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
14%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
69%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thomas Jefferson Middle School's ranking?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked #425 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Thomas Jefferson Middle School often compared to?
Thomas Jefferson Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Benjamin Franklin Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
How many students attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School?
624 students attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Thomas Jefferson Middle School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson Middle School?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Thomas Jefferson Middle School offer ?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Thomas Jefferson Middle School part of?
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is part of Valparaiso Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 624 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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