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About This School

Jefferson Middle School is a public middle school in Champaign. The principal of Jefferson Middle School is Dr. Susan Zola. 693 students go to Jefferson Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 2% of the Jefferson Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 693 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 51% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Middle School is 12:1. St John Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 10%
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 38%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 44%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 45% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The Jefferson atmosphere is unique. Administration staff and support staff are one big collaborative unit with common goals and common purpose. The heart of the school is a nurturing one filled with positivity encouragement and hope. I am truly grateful to be a part of such a powerful learning community that always looks to put the students first.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with Donna! The staff is fantastic. I am very thankful that my kids have had 2+ great years at Jefferson.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff and administration are excellent! Open communication and the door is always open to parents with questions or concerns. The PTSA is very involved and works wonderfully with the principal and staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a foward moving school with great leadership. The teachers and staff are dedicated and truly care about education and enhancement of your childs experience. Thanks to everyone at Jefferson!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love working at Jefferson Middle School. We have the best principal teachers and especially students in Champaign!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been very happy with Jefferson. Teachers and the principal there are wonderful. I am the parent of an 8th grader and it will be sad to leave there!

  • (4 years ago)

    As a 6th grade parent this is a very exciting and nerve-wracking year but the staff at Jefferson are making the transition as easy as possible. The open houses have been very beneficial the staff are very involved with the students in and out of class and you feel welcome in the building. You can tell they are all proud of the student body and want to see them succeed. Go Jefferson!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Jefferson and I now have two children there! I love the prinicipal and teacher involvement. I love being able to get my kids' grades online or emailed! They have clubs every day afterschool from chess reading computers drama band choir and MUCH more! They have behavioral and academic incentives to keep kids motivated. My kids love going to school and do not want to miss a day!

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