Moving to the area and this school sounds wonderful but how does it do with students with learnig disabilities, specifically Dyslexia?
Top Notch Academic! Great kids, great teachers, great administrators at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Kids, and parents very happpy at TJ!
Top middle school in the area. The IB program sets Thomas Jefferson apart from other middle school in Arlington. Teachers are reacheable and approachable, they do work really hard together with the administrators to make students excel and reach their goals - to do better in all other areas not only academically. The school do breed some of the brightest in the area. Great location, just south of Ballston on S Glebe Rd. in an area that is safe and central, surrounded by some affluent neighborhood. Kids are recognized for their achievement and contribution. Great to see the IB program principles in action at TJ. The kids are great, there is no bullying. Great community overall at TJ - that is PTA, kids and the whole TJ family and community. My kids love TJ, they are busy with school work, endless activities, sports and serious clubs at TJ. They talk about how the teachers make their learning fun yet challenging! Simply the Best of the Best! Highly recommend TJ to parents - new comers and to all parents out there.
This school is the best middle school that I have seen so far. They create so many activities and field trips that we really enjoy. the building is in the best condition so we don't get bored at all in class. the teachers are great because they don't give up on us. There is always choices to like come after school or during lunch. The rules they have are agreeable with the students. Its a school where the students voice matters too. I am always looking forward to going the next year because I love the building I love how friendly the teachers are, and well they make learning fun. Especially the teachers they make games during class that makes us understand more about that particular subject. I really love this school also because when we have big activities like honor roll its really a great moment because they give us choices and actually give us something that proves that our hard work paid off. its really a school that I would recommend to anyone. And my favorite part about this school is that its an IB school.
This is just my first year, but I really enjoyed it. One of the best things about T.J is that's it is an IB school. Another thing is that they start talking about college in MIDDLE SCHOOL which is great. I really love Thomas Jefferson Middle school and the staff is also wonderful.
Great school. We are new to Arlington and had some concerns about being "south of 50." Thankfully, we have been pleasantly surprised. TJ has been great, our kids have had a relatively easy time transitioning in and the teachers have gone out of their way to reach out to our girls. Academics have been top notch and we have really appreciated the level of effort that the staff has put into making sure that our kids are being challenged and that they are obtaining a mastery of their material. Overall, I can't say enough good things about TJ - we are definitely looking forward to the next two years.
I love TJ!!!The teachers are amazing and I've learned a lot! If your looking for a wonderful, caring school, you've found one!
At first it was just like any other school. Now i have fit in well I don't get bullied, I have friends etc. Overall it's a good school
This is an not a good school. The facilities are below average, and the education is not great. I would not send your children here. Also the school offers very little freedoms to the kids.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is a hidden gem among Arlington schools. The teachers are very responsive to individual students and provide quality flexibility in a understanding enviornment. Recent overall student scores are soaring at Jefferson, and it is reflected in the eagerness of students wanting to learn and be at school. The administrative team, headed by Ms. Monde, and the teaching staff should be well pleased and appreciated for their successful efforts!
This year in TJMS was my best year, also my last. I am no longer a Yellow Jacket, but boy was going to TJ fun. When I was a little, I just knew TJ as being the school that the County Fair was held at. I really think parents showed enroll their children in TJ because kids spend a great amount of their day at school & the school kinda becomes your second home and no one wants a bad home. I am really sad to leave TJ, but it was an amazing school. Also, for new comers to TJMS, I encourage students to get involved. Do sports, be in the SCA, get good grades so that in 8th grade you can be in NJHS and/or Ambassadors to the school. I was a cheerleader, team representative, and so many other things (: TJMS is an amazing school!
Hi I'm a student who was recently elected Turbo Tiger representative for my team as a rising sixth grader. I was extactic to learn I had won, and I'm also running for secretary next year! Yes Thomas Jefferson might not be completely attractive yet, but the school has launched a beautiful renevation program that will be completed in two years by the time I'm in eigth grade. Please enroll your child in Thomas Jefferson's fabulous program! (Plus we'd love to have a new student/friend! :D)
My daughter and I have had a very good experience at Jefferson this year in 6th grade. Classroom size is small, the teachers are responsive and involved, and she had a good transition entering 6th grade. The school is in need of physical improvements but with the strong leadership of the PTA and parent involvement, I think that will happen. My child also has received an appropriate level of homework. I agree with the other commentor that it is a place that focuses on learning and we really like the small and friendly atmosphere at the school. In sum, no complaints and a very good experience .
One of the most important things for me is a school that nurtures my children's independence and love of learning. Jefferson is a great fit for us. We've enjoyed the principal, the teachers, and the other students. We have had no problems at all. Jefferson is a terrific school.
I don't know if the rest of the kids went to the same school that I did, but jefferson is great!!!! I am very happy and have never been bullied, hurt, I've never got in a fight and only 1 or 2 have broken out since I've been there. Maybe I was just fortunate and had good classmates. Excuse me for saying this, but middle school is hard. Teachers are less involved then in Elemantary school. Your kids just need to grow up and live with it. The teachers and staff were great, plus if you have a problem with a teacher, deal with it. A teacher teaches in their own way, if you don't like it deal! I don't agree with everyone of my teachers, but I don't whine and change schools. That's ridic! Jefferson is a great IBMYP with great teachers! Yay TJ!
Well the 2007-2008 school is finished and I have removed my child from this school. The principal is unresponsive, to the point that she told me 'if I did not like the teachers, I could remove my child.' This to me was the easy way out, a cop out and an insulte. Don't get me wrong, there were a few good teachers but not a good match for a struggling child or a special needs child. I would not recommend this school to anyone!
Okay; I was a student at Jefferson for 2 years before I moved and I must say this school is great. The teachers care about the students needs and they have a great personalites. It just recently turned into an International Baccalaureate World School (IB for short) which is an amazing program that lets your child learn about diffrent cultures more than a tradtional school. Please ignore the fictious comments about gangs because there are no gangs! Yes, there is cliques, but every school has them! Every school , and I mean every, has cussing and backstabbing going around. our child is most likely to invovled in it as well, so do not feel as if your child is victimized if they went to T.J because they will feel this way at any other school. It's quite normal. All in all, T.J is a great school!
This school is not a good school. Admin. staff as well as the principal have no clue on how to solve the issue of Bullying, so much so as I have witnessed as well as heard of teachers bullying the children. I thought TJ had a good reputation. Fights are a big problem too, not enough supervision. If only someone cared, it could be turned around. Teachers just turn thier head at bulling and bad language. I walked through the hall once and saw a group of students cussing, the teachers standing there paid no attention, and it was a heated discussion, I a parent stopped it.
I am a parent at this school, and I believe this school is the worst experience my child has ever had. The Staff is unkind and the students are usually bullied to tears. There are constant fights that brekout. There should definetly be a stricter and more proper dress code. If there was a negative star, I would give this school one!
Thomss Jefferson middle school is wonderful. It just became IB. My child is challenged, and the teachers are excellent. She is having agreat time. I highly recommend this school to anyone.
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