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3000 NW 119th St
Vancouver, WA 98685

(360) 313-3700
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May 09, 2014
If I could, i wouldn't give TJ a star. Simply because it's the worse school you can possibly go to.. Lots of people like to sugar-coat things and tj and make things sound 100 times better than they really are. Tj does not focus on academics only the popular cliques. If your not popular, you're not there. So go to TJ if you want to make your middle school experience the worst popular, HAVE AT IT! This school will get you focused on the wrong things. I do not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2013
My daughter just finished 3 years at TJMS and overall I am impressed with her teachers. They are very dedicated to their jobs and attentive to the childrens needs. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because there is always room for improvement. Improvement areas would be more involvement with teachers and males in PTSA. When I attended the meetings I would only see teachers when they needed $$$ attend. I was one of the only males. Yes I take an active role in my daughters education and would like to see other dads do the same. I like the fundraisers which were very well run and only once a year versus other schools my daughter attended seemed like there was a new fundraiser every week. Honors programs were quickly put together so I don't recommend them at this point. Other areas of improvement would be more emphasis on good grades and less on sports.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2013
My autistic son has attended this school's special needs classes for 2 years now & I am absolutely thrilled by his progress! There are 2 classrooms set up for this, each for varying levels of needs. My son attends 1 general education class plus P.E. and lunch with all the gen-ed kids. He has made SO MANY friends there, throughout the entire school! His confidence has been built up & his main teacher (Mrs. Krase) is extremely supportive of all that he's doing, both during & after school time. She spends so much of her personal time working to make the children each feel unique & special, and communicating back & forth with the parents, to address each need they may have. The Vancouver School District, in general, has been absolutely phenomenal for my son's personal needs. I could spend hours talking about how much the schools here have done for him. I personally would recommend putting their child in the Vancouver School District to anyone moving to this city, and doubly recommend the special needs programs here at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2013
This school does a great job of motivating and encouraging students! Academics are so far beyond the local private schools that take all your money and claim they are the best. First hand I know this is not even close to truthful. Well rounded variety of classes that are pertinent to todays careers. A great staff, amazing and very caring teachers and a wonderful principal. Counselors, a school nurse, many people who are sincere and looking out for your child's best interest here. I state this because I know many are looking at private schools, and they are very behind and underfunded academically and do not hold to state laws as far as protecting and providing for your children.Your child can be placed at their proper level in subjects as well. The students are challenged and encouraged. Lots of talk about college for their future. There are kids like any school that behave badly and bully and act out but the administration acts on discipline and seems to be attentive to parents coming forward. I do think more staff watching hallways for physical harassing would be a positive for the safety of the kids. These people are doing a good job here and put their heart into it everyday.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2009
Great school!:) Good teachers, but the principle isn't really around a lot, wish i could have seen her more! Overall i had a great middle school experience!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 12, 2009
A very high quality school witha good atmosphere. The teachers are ok but they get the job done. Good school.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2008
My son just completed 6th grade at this school. He went to a tiny American School overseas up through 5th grade. Our media driven fear about US schools was unfounded. Our experience has been excellent. TJMS has many young teachers and they help to create a vibrant atmosphere. There are also many male teachers which provides balance and positive role models for the boys. The facility is lovely, built in 2004 or so. The academic standard is relatively high. No bullying. The school does not have much cultural diversity but that is a reflection of the neighborhood. My son thinks the best thing about the school is that 'the teachers are all really nice.' A+ to Mr. Greco, Mr. Neil, Ms. Jorgenson, Ms. KL (p.e.), Mr. Mashoud and Mr. Mongraine.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 05, 2007
Great school very positive experiences! M Shanaberger

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July 19, 2007
Thomas Jefferson Middle School has an excellent music program. My daughter transferred to this school last spring and we have attended several choral concerts. I am pleased to see music and the arts taking a place of importance in curriculum. At her old school (in a larger metro area), she had an hour or more of homework every night - it was excessive. She has had very little homework here. I haven't decided yet if that is good or bad. For her first week of school she was assigned to a buddy, a nice way to ease the new-school transition. We have been very impressed with the principal and the teachers, although I wish some of the teachers would be more responsive to email messages.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2007
My daughter has just completed 3 years at TJMS. The teachers are excellent. They care about the students and encourage them to do their best academically and behaviorally. The administration connects well with students and staff. Students are challenged! My daughers math teacher moved her ahead of the class when she needed more challenges! The band teacher is great too! She teaches the kids music, history and the values in life! We've had a wonderful experience with TJMS. Great job staff!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2007
Fabulous school! Academics are challenging, and the choices of music, art & sports goes on & on! Some sports are 'no cut' & they field as many teams as they can fill. The choirs, bands, orchestra & drama are top notch & keep the high school supplied with talent. The facility is gorgeous. It's a bit large, but they handle it well, subdividing the grades, and each grade in to houses. PTSA is active and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
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Jefferson Middle School
3000 NW 119th St, Vancouver, WA  98685
(360) 313-3700
Last modified Jefferson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top