Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Supportive, Be Safe!

The Valparaiso Community Schools are currently in the process of preparing for an accreditation visit from an external group known as AdvancEd. AdvancEd is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Our visit is scheduled for April of 2015.  Prior to the AdvancEd visit, each parent will be asked to complete an online survey. The link to the survey can be found below.  If you are a parent with children in multiple schools within VCS, you will be asked to complete a survey for each school. Your response to this survey should reflect your opinions of your student’s experiences at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Please complete the survey prior to December 12th. Thank you for your assistance with this important process.



CONGRATULATIONS (again) to the TJMS Spell Bowl Team!
 This year's team has kept the string alive, winning the 8th straight state championship, making TJMS
the state champion 11 out of the last 13 years.
Spell Bowl banner  

School Contact Information 
  • 1600 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Phone: 219-531-3140  Fax: 219-531-3146
  • School Hours: M, Tu, Th, F - 7:55a.m.-2:50p.m.
  • Late Start Wednesday- 8:25a.m.- 2:50p.m.
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday- 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m.


Report Cards for students are available on RDS only. First quarter report cards will be available starting October 31, 2014. Paper copies of report cards will no longer be sent home. 

Please login to RDS Parent Access with your user name and password created at registration: 

       If you do not have access to a computer please contact the office to make other arrangements.

 If you have trouble logging into RDS or have forgotten your password, please contact the office.
We will be happy to assist you!

General School Rules for TJMS:

Parent involvement is still a necessary part of our students' educational experience. 
If you are interested
in volunteering your time, talents, and support at TJMS, please click on the link in the PARENTS tab for the Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

TJMS's Mission Statement
     Thomas Jefferson Middle School recognizes that each of our students comes to us with unique and individual needs. Our mission is to challenge all of our students to reach their greatest potential through a fully integrated curriculum. We encourage students to become lifelong learners by developing a passion for knowledge and a desire to enhance their community and the world around them. We strive to appreciate a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility enhanced by a strong partnership between home, school and the community.
We Believe all Students:
  • benefit when the school staff, parents, and community collaborate in the education process.
  • need to be provided a solid academic foundation, which includes communication, research, and technology skills.
  • need skills to adapt, compete, and achieve in an ever-changing society.
  • need to feel valued and respected as individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds while developing character, citizenship, and responsibility.

 To view the current School Improvement Plan, please click on the following: