School Details

Jefferson Middle School

100 Dragon Dr, Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2882
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 647 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jefferson City School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jefferson City School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
98%
94%
97%
97%
83%
98%
98%
97%
92%
92%
74%
90%
90%
78%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
95%
95%
82%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Jefferson City School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Middle School is a public middle school in Jefferson. The principal of Jefferson Middle School is Brandy Bray Corbett, who can be contacted at bcorbett@jeffcityschools.org. 647 students go to Jefferson Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Jefferson Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 647 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 35% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Middle School is 14:1. West Jackson Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 80%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 34%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 28% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I hated everyday that I went to this school. I began to dislike everyone and iif it wasn't for MDCHS I would absolutely hate my life.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our child just finished her 3rd year at this school. She had such a great experience that she was literally sad to leave. There were so many wonderful opportunities for her to get involved with and many positive roll models around her every day. The school goes out of their way to provide extra opportunities for the kids to enhance their education. The teachers and staff are great and so creative with their instruction and extra curricular activities. I have witnessed teacher come in early and stay late to make sure students received the support they needed. I have seen many teacher weekends dedicated to students activities. Teacher spend their own personal time to support groups and clubs. I believe this was their passion not just their "jobs". I wish all schools and all students had this experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    I moved from Gwinnett Schools to Jefferson not long ago. Jefferson was a huge improvement! There was so much more classroom space and teachers dedicated to their students. I can not say enough about my teachers they are there to teach us everything we need to know but provide a fun environment. We may not have as many clubs as other schools but what we do have are clubs such as Habitat Spirit Band Chorus etc. The staff try to make Jefferson Middle School as school not to forget with pep rallies for sporting events CRCT and spirit. I feel I have learned so much and grown up from going to this school. I thank the teachers so much who really make this school as place to attend.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school offers a lot of fun activities for the students to get involved in. Last years clubs were more fun oriented and this years seems to be school oriented but still fun none the less. My children have been blessed to have some teachers that are top notch! Can't say enough good things about just how much my kids have learned here. The teachers here make school fun which is a huge bonus for the middle years. My only concern with the school is the inconsistent handling of bullies. The new bullies in town are handled swiftly while other kids are allowed to bully year after year?

  • (7 years ago)

    When I went to this school it was pretty great. They have a lot of clubs and sports. and the lunch room is big. and the school is big.

  • (8 years ago)

    I moved my daughter from Oconee County schools not knowing what to expect and it has been a great experience! The teachers are wonderful accessible and supportive. Great programs clubs and involvement. Progress reports are a great tool. I have no regrets about the move whatsoever!

  • (8 years ago)

    JMS is a breath of fresh air after the elementary grades. The middle school teachers seem to really enjoy teaching and enjoy kids. My child tells me daily how the teachers make learning fun! The school also seems to understand that kids will be kids. I can t say enough good things about the 6th grade staff and the counselor. We are very pleased with this top notch group.

  • (9 years ago)

    We love the middle school. The teachers are dedicated to the children. There are many of activities that are available for the students to participate in after school including the habitat club band 4H and many different sports. Jefferson City Schools are very innovative and dedicated to teaching excellance.

  • (9 years ago)

    ugh. So dissapointed in this school. Lots of behaviour issues. Serious lack of parent/teacher communication. we chose Jefferson City schools because they got such high recommendations. We're now considering private schooling through the rest of the middle school years. Almost no extracurricular activities if your child is not athletic. So far other than sporting events the school has had dances. The band is just starting to get up and running.

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