1201 Fairgrounds Rd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Thomas Jefferson Middle School serves 1,105 students in grades 6-8.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,105 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Thomas Jefferson Middle School's student population of 1,105 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,105 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
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School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (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 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1169 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
22%
15%
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White
58%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thomas Jefferson Middle School's ranking?

Thomas Jefferson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for: Most diverse schools (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).

How many students attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School?

1,105 students attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

58% of Thomas Jefferson Middle School students are White, 22% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Thomas Jefferson Middle School?

Thomas Jefferson Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

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 Jefferson City School District.

School Reviews

1   3/27/2020
It Removed, do not send your kids here. The teachers are unfair and the lunch bad for the health of students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Anonymous
5   4/20/2010
Thomas Jefferson is a Great school to attend. It has the best teachers ever. The building is clean and the food is good. TJ is the best school ever!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - sando

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,105 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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