Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Public 4-8

 95 East Main Street
       Rockaway, NJ  07866-3517


(973) 625-8603

District: Rockaway Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
155th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,950 Help


Students who attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Morris Hills High School

Feeder schools for Thomas Jefferson Middle School:

Elementary:    Lincoln Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.1 Help
Number of students:  271

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.8%
Hispanic:
32.5%
Asian:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.5% Help


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Compare Details Thomas Jefferson Middle School ranks better than 79.3% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.82. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (52.8%), Hispanic (32.5%), Asian (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 9.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is $8,950.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Thomas Jefferson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Jefferson Middle School 155th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Thomas Jefferson Middle School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Rockaway Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rockaway Borough School District 353rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 62.85 284th 574 50.5%
2004 60.13 312th 588 46.9%
2005 72.14 212th 599 64.6%
2006 66.52 283rd 615 54.0%
2007 63.58 295th 631 53.2%
2008 69.06 234th 640 63.4%
2009 69.20 252nd 664 62.0%
2010 74.59 185th 677 72.7%
2011 59.88 335th 684 51.0%
2012 62.06 318th 677 53.0%
2013 59.03 346th 704 50.9%
2014 63.19 312th 717 56.5%
2015 67.66 193rd 713 72.9%
2016 45.79 391st 713 45.2%
2017 52.61 335th 712 52.9%
2018 55.20 311th 716 56.6%
2019 60.73 287th 745 61.5%
2021 55.07 251st 652 61.5%
2022 62.54 241st 745 67.7%
2023 76.82 155th 748 79.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.86 184th 401 54.1%
2022 59.63 141st 535 73.6%
2023 55.44 165th 505 67.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.44 167th 522 68.0%
2019 55.35 197th 541 63.6%
2022 46.55 249th 549 54.6%
2023 65.91 109th 568 80.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.67 306th 680 55.0%
2019 55.95 326th 703 53.6%
2021 52.41 256th 625 59.0%
2022 63.62 236th 726 67.5%
2023 78.23 137th 720 81.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.14 337th 675 50.1%
2019 62.46 256th 697 63.3%
2021 55.64 236th 635 62.8%
2022 59.77 249th 730 65.9%
2023 68.96 189th 718 73.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.20 251st 504 50.2%
2019 62.23 159th 524 69.7%
2021 33.84 325th 480 32.3%
2022 43.25 306th 591 48.2%
2023 56.53 202nd 587 65.6%
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Rank History for White students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.87 305th 497 38.6%
2019 46.46 277th 504 45.0%
2021 58.77 144th 435 66.9%
2022 66.14 150th 512 70.7%
2023 77.72 86th 509 83.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 157 1 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 169
1989 154 3 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 167
1990 161 2 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 180
1991 171 3 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 182
1992 168 2 8 6 0 n/a n/a 0 184
1993 203 5 9 10 0 n/a n/a 0 227
1994 216 9 12 19 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1995 180 6 12 27 0 n/a n/a 0 225
1996 180 6 12 27 0 n/a n/a 0 225
1998 198 4 18 26 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1999 256 4 23 37 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2000 271 3 27 35 3 n/a n/a 0 339
2001 268 6 31 42 4 n/a n/a 0 351
2002 247 6 29 50 4 n/a n/a 0 336
2003 247 6 29 50 4 n/a n/a 0 336
2004 249 7 31 59 4 n/a n/a 0 350
2005 243 11 28 64 4 n/a n/a 0 350
2006 253 6 30 62 1 n/a n/a 0 352
2007 240 9 29 73 0 n/a n/a 0 351
2008 237 8 33 69 0 n/a n/a 0 347
2009 233 9 41 70 1 0 0 0 354
2010 226 12 42 66 1 0 0 0 347
2011 234 11 45 72 1 0 4 0 367
2012 238 10 40 70 2 0 6 0 366
2013 231 9 36 81 1 0 13 0 371
2014 220 8 32 89 0 0 14 0 363
2015 212 11 28 75 0 0 13 0 339
2016 217 11 27 78 0 1 9 0 343
2017 226 13 26 86 0 1 13 0 365
2018 217 12 21 90 0 0 8 0 348
2019 187 12 19 93 0 0 8 0 319
2020 177 10 20 83 0 0 6 0 296
2021 161 13 21 81 0 0 7 0 283
2022 136 10 19 95 0 0 5 1 266
2023 143 7 27 88 0 0 6 0 271

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 169 14.0 12.0 n/a
1989 167 16.0 10.4 n/a
1990 180 15.0 12.0 6.7
1991 182 15.0 12.1 4.4
1992 184 14.0 13.1 9.8
1993 227 21.1 10.8 6.6
1994 256 20.0 12.8 10.2
1995 225 20.1 11.2 12.4
1996 225 20.1 11.2 12.4
1998 246 21.1 11.7 8.9
1999 320 21.2 15.1 7.2
2000 339 20.8 16.3 14.2
2001 351 21.1 16.6 16
2002 336 19.8 17.0 15.5
2003 336 19.8 17.0 15.5
2004 350 22.3 15.7 16
2005 350 23.3 15.0 n/a
2006 352 24.3 14.5 13.6
2007 351 23.0 15.3 18.5
2008 347 17.0 20.4 16.7
2009 354 23.6 12.6 17.2
2010 347 19.0 18.2 19
2011 367 21.8 16.8 19.9
2012 366 19.1 19.1 17.5
2013 371 18.7 19.8 19.4
2014 363 18.2 19.9 24.5
2015 339 25.0 13.5 22.4
2016 343 26.0 13.1 22.2
2017 365 24.7 14.7 21.4
2018 348 24.2 14.3 21.6
2019 319 26.6 11.9 23.8
2020 296 25.5 11.6 24.3
2021 283 26.0 10.8 25.8
2022 266 26.0 10.2 27.1
2023 271 29.5 9.1 22.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 169 14.0 12.0 n/a
1989 167 16.0 10.4 n/a
1990 180 15.0 12.0 6.7
1991 182 15.0 12.1 4.4
1992 184 14.0 13.1 9.8
1993 227 21.1 10.8 6.6
1994 256 20.0 12.8 10.2
1995 225 20.1 11.2 12.4
1996 225 20.1 11.2 12.4
1998 246 21.1 11.7 8.9
1999 320 21.2 15.1 7.2
2000 339 20.8 16.3 14.2
2001 351 21.1 16.6 16
2002 336 19.8 17.0 15.5
2003 336 19.8 17.0 15.5
2004 350 22.3 15.7 16
2005 350 23.3 15.0 n/a
2006 352 24.3 14.5 13.6
2007 351 23.0 15.3 18.5
2008 347 17.0 20.4 16.7
2009 354 23.6 12.6 17.2
2010 347 19.0 18.2 19
2011 367 21.8 16.8 19.9
2012 366 19.1 19.1 17.5
2013 371 18.7 19.8 19.4
2014 363 18.2 19.9 24.5
2015 339 25.0 13.5 22.4
2016 343 26.0 13.1 22.2
2017 365 24.7 14.7 21.4
2018 348 24.2 14.3 21.6
2019 319 26.6 11.9 23.8
2020 296 25.5 11.6 24.3
2021 283 26.0 10.8 25.8
2022 266 26.0 10.2 27.1
2023 271 29.5 9.1 22.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $140 (1.6%) $8,810 (98.4%) $8,950

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 287th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 155th of 748 Middle schools
 17.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)5446.3
 7.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rockaway Borough School District)5446.3
 7.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)54.958.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rockaway Borough School District)54.958.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)41.746.4
 4.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rockaway Borough School District)41.746.4
 4.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)41.646.3
 4.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rockaway Borough School District)41.646.3
 4.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)51.463.1
 11.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rockaway Borough School District)51.463.1
 11.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)37.247.5
 10.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rockaway Borough School District)37.247.5
 10.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)66.268
 1.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rockaway Borough School District)66.268
 1.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)40.943.2
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rockaway Borough School District)40.943.2
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)83.471.5
 11.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rockaway Borough School District)83.471.5
 11.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)44.726.8
 17.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rockaway Borough School District)44.726.8
 17.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (Rockaway Borough School District)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Rockaway Borough School District)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students319271
 15%
African American127
 41.7%
American Indian00
Asian1927
 42.1%
Hispanic9388
 5.4%
Pacific Islander00
White187143
 23.5%
Two or More Races86
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.8%22.5%
 1.3%


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Thomas Jefferson Middle School ranks 155th of 748 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School are 53% White, 32% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 3% African American, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 271 students attended Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

Students who attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School usually go on to attend Morris Hills High School


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