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Jefferson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 726 students

 

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Posted November 9, 2005

well I think that TJ is the Best school in Arlington, Va it does have some Gang involvment which they are trying to stop but what school doesn't. I recommend TJ because the teachers are nice to the students and they Respect them. The only problem in TJ is bullying (Kids talking about kids). Every school has this problem and I see that in TJ when a teacher hears a kid make a comment about another kid they let it go. I suggets that TJ becomes VERY strict about this because some kid's feelings get hurt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

T.J is a wonderful school. I brought my child over half way during the school year from Gunston. My child was having trouble there. His grade were failing. He was an A student going into the school. After I seen this I sent him to T.J. and there was a huge turn around in his grades. I recommend T.J to everyone. The principal and teachers a great
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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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students78%
Female students81%
Male students75%
Black students69%
Asian students81%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial86%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students49%
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students80%
Black students74%
Asian students90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial90%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students81%
Male students68%
Black students74%
Asian students77%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial80%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students73%
Female students80%
Male students66%
Black students70%
Asian students86%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students66%
Female students68%
Male students65%
Black students63%
Asian students64%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial73%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English78%

English: Writing

All Students74%
Female students76%
Male students72%
Black students72%
Asian students77%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial87%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students63%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students67%
Asian students64%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial73%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students65%
Female students62%
Male students69%
Black students63%
Asian students61%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial87%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students35%
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students86%
Black students79%
Asian students89%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English93%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female students100%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Keisha Boggan

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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125 S Old Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (703) 228-5900

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