1600 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 641 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 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 641 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
641 students
This chart display total students of Thomas Jefferson Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Thomas Jefferson Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Thomas Jefferson Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#353 out of 1757 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Thomas Jefferson Middle School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Indiana by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
6%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
72%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score
0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Tutoring & Supplemental Education: The Pros and Cons
Tutoring & Supplemental Education: The Pros and Cons
We look at the pros and cons of personal tutors, learning centers and other types of supplemental education.
What Public School Students Should Expect After COVID-19
What Public School Students Should Expect After COVID-19
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the financial impact of COVID-19 on public schools and what to expect in the future. We’ll talk about the effects of budget cuts and other challenges affecting the public school system for the remainder of this school year and into the next.
Miami-Dade Teachers to Receive Mental Health Training
Miami-Dade Teachers to Receive Mental Health Training
In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Miami-Dade Schools will now be offering mandatory mental health training to faculty and staff inside the district schools.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 641 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46 (Top 50%)

Quick Links