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6-8
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Albuquerque, NM
Students enrolled: 854

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712 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 880-3744
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August 25, 2013
JMS my review. the teachers seem overworked, overwhelmed, and disconnected. The students are out of control, bullies and bad behavior are everywhere. The social atmosphere is awful at this school. Our public school system is in shambles. A lot of the problem is in the home, I agree, but the schools need to have standards and do the jobs we pay them to do. If there is no standard of behavior to expect and no consequences carried out then why bother? Also, in New Mexico Special Ed has been funded, but the schools have NOT PROVIDED the resources for the kids that desperately need it. Jefferson is one of those schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2012
2011-2012 school year. Our son started the first day of 8th grade at Jefferson M S not knowing a soul because we had just moved from out of state. We are so very pleased with our son's experience. He is both shy and small for his age, yet he made friends quickly and loves school. There are a variety of after school programs every day of the week and kids play soccer during lunch break. The gifted classes include math, language arts, and science. His teachers are AMAZING and respond quickly to emails or phone calls. These teachers have provided academic challenge, which our son needs. Our son comes home from school happy every day. Really, is there anything worth more than that? Parent volunteers in this district must pay for their own background checks. I feel this excludes some parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
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- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2011
My daughter has really blossomed in her 3 years at Jefferson. She has been challenged academically--particularly in science, math, and literature; thrived socially; and had the opportunity to build her leadership skills through mock trials and debates. The teachers are such high quality and so dedicated that I cannot say enough good things about them. However, the administration has been slow to respond appropriately to some recent cyber bullying by so-called "good" (read entitled) kids, and has a history of punishing both aggressor and victim equally in altercations. These leadership flaws could have serious repercussions over time.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2010
this school has bad attitude problems the teachers and student are very rude nd iv gone there since sixth grade nd im a 8th grader now this school has hard learning prosseses

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March 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
My son is starting his second year at Jefferson and I have mixed feelings about this. This school is huge and I agree, at least 35 kids per class. It is therefore easy for a child to get lost in the crowd and their issues not addressed or resolved. Last year there was not a counselor for 6th grade until 2nd semester which means the testing my son was suppossed to get will probably not occur until this year. I also agree, Mr. Bustos (VP) deserves special mention as a real asset to Jefferson!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
I go to Jefferson Middle School and I love it! JMS has really nice kids and the staff is great! My teachers are the best and I learn so much! I highly recommend it!

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2009
i have sent my daughter here at jefferson. She is doing great. The teachers here at Jefferson are great as well. Havn't had any problems with the teachers or the princable one so ever.

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December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
If more schools were patterned after Jefferson MS, we would have more students achieving and less just getting by. My son can concentrate mre on his school work and not on who is going to bully him on any given day. When the teachers expect more from their students, the students expect more from themselves. When they have pride in their achievments they have more pride in themselves which makes them want to do even better, and in the end they win. We need more Jefferson Middle schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2008
I pulled my child out of this school due to lack of response from administration. I am tired of hearing Teachers complain about uninvolved parents. When parents are concerned and seek meetings with teachers and administrators, they are pushed back until it is too late. I decided to try my chances elsewhere.

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December 31, 2007
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September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 14, 2007
This is our second year at JMS. My girls are very involved in sports and music. Their teachers incourage them by recegonizing job well done. JMS makes it very easy for parent involvement. It is my opinion that this is one of the best schools in Albuquerque.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
The lack of support and leadership has taken a toll on the school. There is a new principal coming in this year. The dicipline is wishy washy with equal punishment for victim and aggressor. The gifted programs are excellent, but overcrowded.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2006
JMS may be excellent for a student with no disability, but I would not recommend it if your child has any special needs.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
JMS is public education at its worst. The faculty is uncommunicative and uncaring, following the arrogant example set by the principal.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2005
I am a student at jefferson and I think it is a great school the teachers are great and their discpline is okay. The principal is really involved and will be at school events. Like our orchestra concerts. And basketball games. There is a exellent music program the teachers know what they are doin

- submitted by a student
September 05, 2005
This is my second year attending Jefferson. Last year was not so great, but this year is wonderful. All of my teachers are very involved and eager to teach. Placing your kids in the enriched and gifted programs is something that I am involved in and love it. All of my gifted teachers are my favorite because the classes are small, you get a lot of attention and one on one work, you get to be with kids that are on your level of academic comprehension. I still reccomend JMS, but always apply for the academy, sadia, or bosque. I am applying right now and you should do the same.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2005
My son has excelled in there math, and science classes. He also wants to go to school now becuse of their Rock'n' Rythem class. He learnd how to play guitar in a few short weeks! Jefferson in a wonderful school and i recomend it to every parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
I love my school this is my first year and I just love it. The music classes are great and the teachers are Exellent. If you have a child send them here I know they will love it.

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 03, 2005
Jefferson is one of the best middle schools in Albuquerque. The teachers are excellent. They care about their students academics. The school is organized and has many extra curricular activities. I recommend this school to anyone. Most teachers and professors have their children attend.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
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Jefferson Middle School
712 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106
(505) 880-3744
Last modified Jefferson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top