School Details

Jefferson Middle School

1372 East Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 287-5260
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1227 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Gabriel Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Gabriel Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
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50%
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57%
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31%
90%
90%
85%
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52%
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67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Gabriel Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Middle School is a public middle school in San Gabriel. The principal of Jefferson Middle School is Kaivan Yuen, who can be contacted at yuen_k@sgusd.k12.ca.us. 1,227 children attend Jefferson Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 23% of the Jefferson Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 1,227 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Middle School is 20:1. Watchman Nee Memorial is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 53% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Hispanic 36% 39%
Filipino 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Unspecified 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 40%
Limited English proficiency 23% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent of a student to Jefferson Middle School I think that the schools's one of the best middle schools I have ever seen. For starters although not all most teachers are very passionate about learning are very engaged with students and really want their students to succeed. Along with that the school has integrated common core and even my son a bright 8th grader wrote several poems about science math and an arts program in Honors or AP English class. In his Honors History class his teacher had him write an essay (Language Arts) about his own take on certain debates. The school is also extremely fortunate that it still offers multiple electives and arts programs for example JMS offers 2 levels of Art 3 different levels of Orchestra Band an award winning Mock Trial team rigorous computer courses and my personal favorite the Speech and Debate team. A nationally ranked team it's practically built up it's own dynasty. In fact recently my son informs me we took home almost every trophy for several categories! The coach is an amazing and wonderful person. Personally Jefferson is an excellent school to attend.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very happy with my experience as the parent of a sixth grader last year. He did not end up with all the great teachers. There was one particular teacher I would have changed if I could. But that IS how life is. I wanted him to learn to live with and work with a "difficult" teacher. And it worked out really well. So in addition to academic knowledge he had some real life lessons. He will be starting grade 7 this fall and we are looking forward to it.

  • (2 years ago)

    I think Jefferson is great! The campus is nice and it's teachers are really great. Jefferson has computer classes an orchestra and a band and many classes that you can choose from. It's mock trial won the California Championship in 2011 and it's Robotics won 1st place a few years back and 3rd place just two years ago and continued to Championship Opens.

  • (3 years ago)

    Some teachers really cared for their students acchievements some teachers didn't at all. But if your kid is lucky they will have caring teachers.Or maybe after reading this review you might want to pick and choose your teachers is that possible? My 8th grader was here for 3 yrs now graduating in June had great caring teachers.Gave him alot of support and always had me in the loop with what was happening to him academically. But unfortunately for my 6th grader right from the first open house after speaking to his teachers I knew that the teachers were not as caring as the other groups of teachers. He had light homework and hardly any projects but he was doing okay til 3rd quarter failed one subject but I didn't found out til report card came to my home his teachers never notified me for a parent conference. Teacher didn't return my call til weeks later. To make things worst he got picked on by other students shoved onto the floor and gotten hurt. If I sound like an overly protected parent Nope very strict with both my boys and neither one of them are trouble makers. Just one more week of school my only ? is will we be back for 7th grade probably not.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to jms from 6-7th grade and absolutely loved it. It was like a big huge family that always supported helped you through everything. The teachers were kind and caring. In my experience it is a very supportive and caring environment. The teachers are the best part there the people who make it happen.

  • (4 years ago)

    i was a former student class 2010. i loved jefferson middle school. they provide many places to go. i got to go to sacremento with "history day" 6 flags with "fbla(future business leaders of america)" we were also able to go to DC PA & NY knotts and disneyland with orchestra. in orchestra we had a gold rating for 2 years out of 3. in 6th grade i had a silver rating. we have a GREAT speech and debate team. the teachers are great! exept for the 8th grade science teacher. all she did in class was play with her hamster.

  • (4 years ago)

    theres just not that many teachers here who are really passionate in what they do theres only a few who are really great teachers at this school most are just biased towards others and overall the school isn't really THAT challenging if you just put your best effort and focus! i totally agree that the school needs some upgrades on the staff! other than that this school is really great when it comes to establishing individuals! the extra curricular activities at JMS are just AWESOME. the school consists of a orchestra band and choir program many clubs and sports teams year-round. if you decide to let your child come to this school i encourage them to join the speech and debate team! the speech program is AMAZING! i have to admit the teachers here may not be the best but i guess this school was average...its definitely not the worst.

  • (5 years ago)

    Jefferson has a great staff teachers and a strong PTA. They also have a lot of extra-curricular activities for the children that promotes not only academic excellence but enables them to be well-rounded individuals.

  • (6 years ago)

    Well i think that the students are great. But sometimes the teachers are really mean and favor some types of students. I understand we have great oppertunitys but i dont understand how we can achieve it if the teacher arent participating and picking on some student. And some times when i ask them questions they dont answer it or just ignore me and then sometimes i try asking a student nearby and then the teacher acusses me of talking but it i was trying to get help. The students try very hard and have very good support especially to the after school sport students. But the sad part to after school sport is that we have to carry all of our cloths pants shirt hair bands shoes and ect. They principal wont let them use the lockers which really is good. Well jms needs some upgrades on the staff!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Jefferson Middle School is great it has a wonderful Speech & Debate team that is at a very hig-ranking level. Along with Mock Trial the teachers at that school are totally awesome. I have classes in Honors' English and also in History too. Home of the Bulldogs is Jefferson Middle School! Yeah JMS rocks & rules!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great teachers! Great support and opportunities for gifted and talented students. Good support from parents and an enthusiastic PTA. I'd give this school a solid 'A'. Thanks Jefferson!

  • (7 years ago)

    JMS rules! It is the best! There are so many great chances for you to get there. There is orchestra choir band mock trail speech and debate spanish french andd so much more. The staff is great the teachers are awesome and the student... well there teenagers so you know how they are. There are big fields to play on and tables outside to chit-chat. JMS the home of the bull dogs rule! YEAH JMS!

  • (7 years ago)

    Ok.So here's the deal...Jefferson Middle School is GREAT! It has so much to offer.Their Speech and Debate Team is fantastic.They compete in many tournaments and rank at a very high level.The students that choose this elective feed into Gabrielino High School's Speech and Debate Team which is ranked very high in the state.JMS's Mock Trial Team is also wonderful.In the year 2006 they placed 2nd but they are trying so hard to make them worthy of winning first.Their choir is one of the best.When ever they go to festivals they win either gold or silver against high schools and junior highs.This school is just so amazing.The people are wonderful and so is this school.I attend JMS and everyday I'm just so happy to go to Choir and Speech but mostly just so happy to see all of my friends.So if you're looking for a school to go to Jefferson is the one!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the academic programs available at Jefferson including the honors classes. My son's 6th grade pre-algebra teacher and 7th grade Algebra Honors English and Honors Social Studies teachers are fabulous. They are talented passionate and dedicated. My son is having a terrific learning experience. Jefferson also has an incredible Speech and Debate team a wonderful Mock Trial team and a fantastic performing arts program. The Jefferson Band Orchestra and Chorus groups perform state-wide and consistently rank among the best. Jefferson also has an active PTA that contributes to the quality of the school's programs and that facilitates getting parents involved in the school. Jefferson also provides for the social needs of its students through a comprehensive counselling program (one full-time counsellor for each grade level). The student counsellors and ASB coordinate numerous school activities like awards ceremonies dances and carnival. Jefferson is a great school.

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