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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!


Incoming 17-18 Sixth Grade Parent-Student Welcome Meeting

Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the School Cafeteria

Welcome to Your Dynamic Destination Middle School

8th Grade Torrance Police Dept. Essay Contest

8th Grade Essay Contest

Our Torrance Police Department is holding their Annual Torrance Police Department Appreciation Lunch and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 30th at 12pm, and the Department would like an 8th grade student from a Torrance school to lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony. Jefferson would be honored to have one of our 8th grade students lead the Pledge at this ceremony and will hold a competition between our eighth grade students who would like to be part of the Awards Ceremony. We would like each interested 8th grade student to submit an essay (a few short paragraphs) on the topic: Definition of a Hero, to our school office by Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4pm. JMS will then choose a student essay to move forward and submit to the Torrance Police Department Awards Committee for judging. The selected student author is to be of good standing, with good grades, and capable of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in front of a large audience. The TPD Awards Committee will then review each submitted students’ essays and select who will be a part of the ceremony. Both the final selected student and a parent will be invited to attend the TPD luncheon. 

Weekly News Items



  • Monday, January 23rd -  


  • Tuesday, January 24th - Late Start Schedule 
    • 9:10 am Blacktop Assembly / Yard
    • 3:00 - 4:30 pm 7th/8th GATE enrichment class / Room 7
    • 5:30pm JMS Incoming 6th Grade Parent-Student Night / Cafeteria


  • Wednesday, January 25th -
    • 3:00 - 4:30 pm 6th GATE enrichment class / Room 7


  • Thursday, January 26th - Tutorial Schedule


  • Friday, January 27th - Assembly Bell Schedule and JMS Spirit Day!
    • End of Quarter II and Semester I

Save the Date

 Join the Jefferson Jaguars for a Chick-fil-a dinner on Tuesday, February 7th from 5-8pm and support JMS! Click here to download and flyer and earn JMS 20% of the proceeds. Don't forget to bring the flyer with you on 2/7/17.


Save the date for the Torrance Council of PTAs TUSD College Fair 2017! Saturday, February 25th from 11am – 2 pm at South High School. Click Here for flyer, and event and workshop details


Today: 1/24/17
All Day: Late Start Schedule
12:00 AM College Week: JMS Opening the Doors to the Future!
5:30 AM Incoming 6th Grade Parent - Student Night

Our Torrance Barnes & Noble Bookstore ‘My Favorite Teacher Contest has officially started! Once again, middle and high school students can nominate their teachers for national, regional and local awards. The national winner and their school splits $10,000 in cash prizes and more! See flyers: Entry Form, Parent Info., and Official Rules, and spread the word about this amazing community event! Entries must be attached to the Entry Form and either delivered in person to your local Barnes & Noble store, mailed to your local Barnes & Noble store (postmarked by the deadline) or handed in at our JMS school office before March 1, 2017. The address of your nearest Barnes & Noble retailer can be found at http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com