School Details

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

525 Northwest 147th Street, Miami, FL 33168
(305) 681-7481
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 368 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

25%
53%
53%
34%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
52%
56%
28%
57%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
33%
47%
32%
57%
57%
38%
44%
49%
46%
53%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
55%
75%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is a public middle school in Golden Glades. The principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School is MR. PATRICK LACOUTY, who can be contacted at pr6281@dadeschools.net. 368 children attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 20% of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 368 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 13:1. Linda Lentin K-8 Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% 23%
Hispanic 8% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Multiracial 0.9% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 74%
Limited English proficiency 20% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school for 7th & 8th grade. This school was horrible! Fights everyday drugs..... I can only imagine how it is not (being that schools only get worst lately)

  • (4 years ago)

    i like the major change at( THOMAS JEFFERSON).You have a good teams and excellent teachers.I love that little peace of mind for our kids and parents in the past i used to be sad when my son made that entrance. The morning speaker"s remember bullies still have a few of them respect for your classmates THANK YOU TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR YOUR EFFORT YOU WILL BE BLESS.

  • (8 years ago)

    TJ is the most violent 'school' I've ever been in. Some teachers are good but the good ones leave. Extracurricular activities are almost nonexistant it is mostly about getting ready for the FCAT. There are no elective either. They have not figured out if you develop the whole child the FCAT will take care of itself.

  • (11 years ago)

    i love t.j with all my heart it is the best place ever and i miss it from alexand sierra

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