School Details

Thomas Jefferson Middle School

1501 Rangeland Rd, Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 485-8273
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 981 students 15 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

11%
36%
44%
13%
31%
39%
16%
38%
46%
16%
39%
48%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
32%
39%
28%
46%
55%
29%
45%
61%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
37%
45%
25%
42%
52%
34%
48%
59%
14%
30%
39%

KY00212

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  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
55%
65%
48%
60%
66%
33%
47%
64%
42%
45%
60%
24%
37%
41%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County average
  • Kentucky 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 Newburg. 981 students go to Thomas Jefferson Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 84% of the 981 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 15:1. Newburg Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 36%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 52%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 19% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school so much! I have made so many friends here. I'm hispanic and what I like the most about Tj is they offer the Adelante Hispanic Achievers! Other schools just offer better programs for kids who are extroverts and socially qualified. Like why does it matter if a kid is socially awkward or not? They should get the same chances. I feel like Tj is a great school but some students just need to get a reality check that you come to school to learn not be immature and childish! I was going to start 7th grade this year at Tj but unfortunately I moved and had to switch schools \

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandchildren go to this school and it is horrible!! These kids don't even have any books. How can you learn anything without books?? They have to walk on colored lines in the hallways like a prison system. There are fights there EVERY day. Lots of bullying. This is their last year at this school....thank goodness!!! The teachers have no control over the students. This school needs to be shut down. Their overall test scores are horrible. I hope they can excel in high school and put this school experience behind them.

  • (3 years ago)

    I moved here from Johnson Traditional and the people here are way nicer! IIn terms of teachers and students! We are always doing some fundraiser or something just to show school spirit and I LOVE IT!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I LUV TJ! I WAZ ON STARS N STRRIIPES! MY SISTA TELLZ ME THAT NOW ITZ THE EAGLES TEAAm! SHe IS in 7tH GRadE!

  • (6 years ago)

    Although I'm gone from Thomas Jefferson now I will never forget the experience it was! Whatever you hear negative about Thomas Jefferson mustn't be true! So set that behind you when making your choice of which middle school to attend. Thomas Jefferson has a wonderful staff. Teachers are dedicated to teaching their students. They practice teaching in many different ways hoping to seek which way has the best effect on your child. They don't tolerate non-sense. Their 'P-R-I-D-E' System teaches children how to be successful adults. Thomas Jefferson is the best school to go to to get ready for high school too. When I left Thomas Jefferson and High school came around the corner it felt like another day at TJ! Except the lockers weren't red or blue! It felt like at any moment one of my old teachers would be around the corner. Look into TJ 5th graders!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Well as a student I love the communications program. It really is a cultural experiance because of all the diffrent races you learn so much more when it comes to cltre. Andthe teachers are awesome. They joke sometimes but they really are serious when it comes to or learning. Having the same teachers all three years helps you bond with the teachers real good. If your a 5th grader looking for a school to go to choose tjms!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student at Tj and I think it is a very good school! The teachers there are very good and have a good way of making learning fun! Also there are many good kids there as well as bad but still lots of good kids! I really liked going there and it's to bad that next year i'll be leaving to my high school! I will really Mrs. Mattingly as a communications teacher though because she taught me how to write very good stories while making learning fun! That is what i love about TJ and I will Miss that school very much! Wait i thought of a nother good thing. The falcuty at TJ also rewards kids very well. Like if kids did well on thier CATS test they have a CATS celebration andthey do that for other tests too! I love TJ and i will miss it lots!

  • (6 years ago)

    TJ is a great school! I feel my son's teachers really care about him. My son is a 6th grader and I have to admit I was scared at first to send my son to to this school. After meeting his teachers all my fears were laid to rest. TJ is very diverse and is working hard to improve test scores

  • (7 years ago)

    I truly love TJ it has a great band the 7th grade band even got a distinguish that's pretty good because the band teacher Mrs.Forrest. Also the have a excellent communications program!!!!! Since my daughter has been attending TJ she has been very successesful and has been confident in her work.They are also very diverse and has a esl program for people who speak a different language and that will make everyone successesful.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love TJ! I truly do! TJ is the most diverse middle school in Kentucky and the administration teachers and staff have worked very hard to bring up their test scores. TJ has the best group of kids teachers set high standards and make learning fun. Anyone with issues with TJ needs obviously has a one-dimensional view. Spend more time there and you will see how great it is! I am a teacher and I would send my kid to this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree with the comment above. My child had left an Elementary School that was awesome and he had great study skills. He went to TJ and totally lost his ways although he did leave TJ with being an Honor Roll student. The only good thing about TJ was his band class with Ms. Forest. My son is now having a very difficult time in High School due to what he didn't learn at TJ.

  • (7 years ago)

    Children that do well in academics seem to be left out of the loop. Orchestra class is the best thing there. Mrs. Pierce is wonderful.

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