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Jefferson County Traditional Middle School

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Jefferson County Traditional Middle School It is my childs first year in a traditional middle school. I am happy with the teachers, classmates, an administration. We moved to a new area at the beginning of the year and they were so very helpful in getting my child enrolled to this school from the start. I love the parent portal and thank the teachers for keeping it updated. My child has been able to participate in sports (although the costs are kind of high) and other activities. If I could give some advice, I would say it would be nice to be able to do more things and not be so restricted in only making available 1 second language (French) and if you are in orchestra you can not be in chorus, if you take orchestra you can't take PE or technology. I think technology (computer) should be a part of everyday learning at school. Also, if you want to do extra curricular activities it cost so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

jctms This is bully central. The principle and staff put their heads in the sand to ignore this problem. Thank God my child got out. Speaking with the principle is like trying to understand someone from another country. This is why our public school system is such a joke. The people in charge are idiots.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

I am a recent graduate of JCTMS and have switched to a smaller private school for high school. As a really introverted person I tended to get lost at TMS. Nobody really knew who I was. Now that I am in high school I am noticed and my opinion is considered. I felt unvalued at JCTMS but I did get the education I needed to compete on par with my peers.


Posted September 26, 2013

I loved this middle school. My granddaughter, who is mixed, went there for the first time and everyone made her feel welcome. Her volleyball coach was outstanding, as were the students. She had no issues at all the entire time she was there. I wish other schools above middle school could be as good as this one.


Posted July 14, 2013

I have Ben there for three years now an I like most of the teachers just to rubbed me the wrong way I am a student most of kids are nice but last year ther was lots of fights and people steering drama.


Posted December 22, 2009

Great school. I have not heard one negative remark regarding school since my child started. That is pretty impressive considering how much we all no most kids just do not like school. Getting accepted into JCTMS has been a great experience for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

this school is great and all the teachers are awesome. people tell me they went here and were really getto and tms to lots of action to turn that around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

tms acedemics is great but some of the students are very bad they drag the whole class back
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2007

I am really happy with this school. My son enjoys attending JCTMS. Great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

This school is the best scholl in the state. It focuses on acedemics and the kids can still have fun. My kid comes home everyday and always has something positive to say.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2005

JCTMS (Jefferson County Traditonal Middle School) is a really good school and it really focas's on acimdimecs and really helps your child by also the teachers spend on on one with your child and it really helps teach your child how to be his/her own self and the teachers will help your child with anything he/she will need.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students60%
Female64%
Male55%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female40%
Male49%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female51%
Male38%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female62%
Male69%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female50%
Male30%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP 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.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 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. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 82%
Black 34% 11%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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