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Welcome to the "Pride of the Pack" Jefferson Middle School

Welcome to Jefferson Middle School (JMS), a proud California Distinguished and Gold Ribbon School, and home of “JAGUAR PRIDE’. Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and familiarize yourself with the leading-edge JMS learning community. Jefferson Middle School is a model Professional Learning Community who leads the way in innovation, developing the whole child, and is a leader in cross-curricular learning, marking JMS as a contemporary ‘Destination School. Whether you are part of our JMS family, interested in enrolling, or would simply like to learn more about our scholars and learning community, this site has been developed for your usage and reference as an engaging and informative resource. We welcome you to your school!


Join the JMS 'Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk' Team

Join the Jefferson Jaguars at the 8th Annual Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 23rd at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Our goal is to build a team of at least 100 walkers (both physical and virtual walkers alike!). All proceeds come back to JMS, and what a great way to get together as a school community for a wonderful cause and time together. Check-in is at 8am on the day of the event or you can check-in early on Friday, October 21st - Saturday, October 22nd  from 11am-6pm at Skechers locations throughout the South Bay (*location details to be shared prior to the event). All walkers receive a T-shirt and 'swag bag' of goodies upon check-in. The Opening Ceremonies and Pier-to-Pier Walk begins at 9am. The JMS team will be meeting in front of 'The Strand' restaurant on Manhattan Beach Blvd., adjacent to the pier at 8am. See below or Click Here on “How To” registration guide to ensure TEF as our supporting organization.

The JMS team  is registered as “Jefferson Middle School” at:


Weekly News Items



  • Click Here to see important Halloween Costume Message from TUSD


  • ​​Sunday, October 23rd - Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk. Registered walkers meet the JMS team by 8am at the Manhattan Beach Pier, in front of the Strand House. 


  • Monday, October 24th - It's Red Ribbon Week at JMS! Check out our schedule of event in our weekly Paw Print E-Newsletter. 
    • Halloween Grams on Sale all this week. Purchase before school in the front of the valet or during lunch in the quad. Grams are only.50 cents a piece. Last day of Gram sales will be this Friday, October 28th 


  • Tuesday, October 25th - Late Start Schedule 
    • 3-4 p.m. Drugs Kill Dreams 'Prescription Drug' informative session / Cafeteria 
    • 3-4:30 p.m. 6th Grade GATE Enrichment Class / Room 2
    • 3:15 p.m. SSC Meeting / Library
  • Wednesday, October 26th
    • Fall Picture Make-Up Day (during Periods 1, 2, and 3) / Library
    • Camfel Assembly "Quest for Respect" - Thank you for the assembly PTSA!
    • 3-4:30 p.m. 7th Grade GATE Enrichment Class / Room 2


  • Thursday, October 27th - Step It Up! Fundraiser Obstacle Course Event Day


  • Friday, October 28thJMS Spirit Day!




Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. Participating is a great way for your family to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!


Today: 10/21/16
7:30 AM JMS Spirit Day!

Wednesday, October 26th

Wednesday, October 26th

WHS Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, 10/22/16

WHS Pancake Breakfast on Sat., 10/22 from 7am-11am in Cafe 5. Tickets are $5 at the door.