School Details

Jefferson Junior High School

5530 Whitmer Dr, Toledo, OH 43613
(419) 473-8482

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 525 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Washington Local average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Junior High School is a public middle school in Toledo. The principal of Jefferson Junior High School is Albert F. Bernhardt, whose e-mail is 525 children attend Jefferson Junior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 38% of the 525 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 56% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Junior High School is 17:1. Washington Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 75%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Multiracial 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 9%
Asian 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 57%
Economically disadvantaged 38% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a 7th grader at Jefferson and was very nervous to start this year. Every one of her teachers made special effort to make ALL of the students feel comfortable and immediately engaged them. I was very impressed. The principal has made himself very visible and accessible. We almost derided to home-school this year I'm glad we chose to give Jefferson a chance!

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome school very kid friendly. This school cares about the whole child. Awesome education awesome teachers a true point of light.

  • (8 years ago)

    Way over crowded student per teacher ratio poor. Find other means of education. Poorly held parent open house. I have shared parenting for my girls or would not be in this school or Whitmer. School District rateing is shows improvement- Again very disappointed!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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