Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Public 5-8

 655 Teaneck Rd
       Teaneck, NJ  07666-4249


(201) 833-5471

District: Teaneck School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
379th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,765 Help


Students who attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Teaneck High School

Feeder schools for Thomas Jefferson Middle School:

Elementary:    Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  529

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.0%
African American:
28.5%
Asian:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.2% Help


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Compare Details Thomas Jefferson Middle School ranks worse than 50.7% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.9. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (45%), African American (28.5%), Asian (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is 9.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is $10,765.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Thomas Jefferson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Jefferson Middle School 379th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Thomas Jefferson Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Asian students:
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Teaneck School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Teaneck School District 331st 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 62.54 290th 574 49.5%
2004 51.40 372nd 588 36.7%
2005 57.37 340th 599 43.2%
2006 55.56 367th 615 40.3%
2007 49.86 414th 631 34.4%
2008 45.70 430th 640 32.8%
2009 41.77 472nd 664 28.9%
2010 55.62 389th 677 42.5%
2011 50.26 425th 684 37.9%
2012 54.51 371st 677 45.2%
2013 58.59 355th 704 49.6%
2014 60.04 341st 717 52.4%
2015 60.69 252nd 713 64.7%
2016 61.76 250th 713 64.9%
2017 58.65 295th 712 58.6%
2018 60.17 278th 716 61.2%
2019 53.19 351st 745 52.9%
2021 45.54 315th 652 51.7%
2022 49.74 345th 745 53.7%
2023 45.90 379th 748 49.3%
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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
2018 61.93 141st 471 70.1%
2019 59.29 153rd 492 68.9%
2021 46.38 190th 401 52.6%
2022 37.14 298th 535 44.3%
2023 41.88 256th 505 49.3%
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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 66.01 117th 522 77.6%
2019 59.69 152nd 541 71.9%
2021 62.73 91st 467 80.5%
2022 59.23 132nd 549 76.0%
2023 62.92 126th 568 77.8%
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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 65.67 237th 680 65.1%
2019 54.57 337th 703 52.1%
2021 42.85 320th 625 48.8%
2022 48.53 351st 726 51.7%
2023 45.93 360th 720 50.0%
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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 50.38 334th 675 50.5%
2019 51.05 336th 697 51.8%
2021 48.15 283rd 635 55.4%
2022 50.23 317th 730 56.6%
2023 45.78 351st 718 51.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.31 143rd 200 28.5%
2019 23.12 161st 199 19.1%
2021 36.35 94th 147 36.1%
2022 28.62 150th 200 25.0%
2023 54.47 104th 201 48.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.31 54th 326 83.4%
2019 69.74 72nd 326 77.9%
2021 71.94 40th 291 86.3%
2022 62.63 88th 356 75.3%
2023 61.16 100th 361 72.3%
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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 70.94 106th 504 79.0%
2019 62.15 160th 524 69.5%
2021 58.24 147th 480 69.4%
2022 63.31 152nd 591 74.3%
2023 47.06 271st 587 53.8%
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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 68.43 145th 497 70.8%
2019 63.28 165th 504 67.3%
2021 56.62 152nd 435 65.1%
2022 56.88 199th 512 61.1%
2023 65.09 156th 509 69.4%
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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 256 144 61 41 0 n/a n/a 0 502
1989 241 157 58 47 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1990 217 166 63 38 0 n/a n/a 0 484
1991 207 174 69 47 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1992 275 257 98 69 0 n/a n/a 0 699
1993 284 271 83 85 0 n/a n/a 0 723
1994 267 268 83 87 0 n/a n/a 0 705
1995 242 294 91 107 0 n/a n/a 0 734
1996 242 294 91 107 0 n/a n/a 0 734
1998 234 333 91 112 1 n/a n/a 0 771
1999 231 351 82 97 1 n/a n/a 0 762
2000 250 387 89 120 3 n/a n/a 0 849
2001 234 349 85 141 3 n/a n/a 0 812
2002 197 345 102 168 5 n/a n/a 0 817
2003 197 345 102 168 5 n/a n/a 0 817
2004 151 335 92 166 3 n/a n/a 0 747
2005 134 333 95 161 3 n/a n/a 0 726
2006 109 321 90 169 1 n/a n/a 0 690
2007 98 320 97 168 1 n/a n/a 0 684
2008 89 314 94 171 1 n/a n/a 0 669
2009 80 295 86 164 1 0 0 0 626
2010 85 292 78 161 8 0 0 0 624
2011 70 268 77 176 0 0 22 0 613
2012 67 249 85 175 0 1 21 0 598
2013 64 234 80 173 1 2 23 0 577
2014 60 241 83 173 1 2 22 0 582
2015 53 233 97 171 2 1 10 0 567
2016 55 208 83 181 3 1 10 0 541
2017 64 202 83 186 3 1 10 0 549
2018 71 184 80 198 3 1 10 0 547
2019 66 157 71 216 3 2 11 0 526
2020 66 160 61 216 4 2 14 0 523
2021 66 135 63 229 3 2 12 0 510
2022 61 145 55 212 4 3 13 0 493
2023 59 151 61 238 2 3 15 0 529

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 502 43.0 11.6 n/a
1989 503 46.0 10.9 n/a
1990 484 50.0 9.6 3.1
1991 497 42.0 11.8 4
1992 699 56.0 12.4 8.9
1993 723 62.0 11.7 9.3
1994 705 58.8 12.0 11.8
1995 734 59.0 12.4 13.4
1996 734 59.0 12.4 13.4
1998 771 58.8 13.1 12.2
1999 762 61.4 12.4 13.3
2000 849 63.0 13.5 15.9
2001 812 63.2 12.8 16.7
2002 817 64.5 12.7 16.8
2003 817 64.5 12.7 16.8
2004 747 57.0 13.1 20.7
2005 726 55.0 13.2 n/a
2006 690 56.4 12.2 19
2007 684 56.0 12.2 21.5
2008 669 46.0 14.5 22.6
2009 626 68.2 8.5 23.5
2010 624 54.0 11.5 29.6
2011 613 43.8 13.9 32.5
2012 598 54.0 11.0 39.6
2013 577 56.5 10.2 40.6
2014 582 56.5 10.3 30.6
2015 567 61.0 9.2 31.7
2016 541 60.0 9.0 6.8
2017 549 60.0 9.1 38.1
2018 547 64.0 8.5 42
2019 526 62.8 8.3 39.9
2020 523 55.6 9.4 41.9
2021 510 56.2 9.0 35.7
2022 493 54.0 9.1 27
2023 529 56.2 9.4 41.2

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 502 43.0 11.6 n/a
1989 503 46.0 10.9 n/a
1990 484 50.0 9.6 3.1
1991 497 42.0 11.8 4
1992 699 56.0 12.4 8.9
1993 723 62.0 11.7 9.3
1994 705 58.8 12.0 11.8
1995 734 59.0 12.4 13.4
1996 734 59.0 12.4 13.4
1998 771 58.8 13.1 12.2
1999 762 61.4 12.4 13.3
2000 849 63.0 13.5 15.9
2001 812 63.2 12.8 16.7
2002 817 64.5 12.7 16.8
2003 817 64.5 12.7 16.8
2004 747 57.0 13.1 20.7
2005 726 55.0 13.2 n/a
2006 690 56.4 12.2 19
2007 684 56.0 12.2 21.5
2008 669 46.0 14.5 22.6
2009 626 68.2 8.5 23.5
2010 624 54.0 11.5 29.6
2011 613 43.8 13.9 32.5
2012 598 54.0 11.0 39.6
2013 577 56.5 10.2 40.6
2014 582 56.5 10.3 30.6
2015 567 61.0 9.2 31.7
2016 541 60.0 9.0 6.8
2017 549 60.0 9.1 38.1
2018 547 64.0 8.5 42
2019 526 62.8 8.3 39.9
2020 523 55.6 9.4 41.9
2021 510 56.2 9.0 35.7
2022 493 54.0 9.1 27
2023 529 56.2 9.4 41.2

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 $200 (1.9%) $10,565 (98.1%) $10,765

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 351st of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 379th of 748 Middle schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)50.550.4
 0.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)50.653.4
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)50.424.1
 26.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)45.225.5
 19.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)53.945.9
 8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)49.248
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)43.926
 17.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)34.322.1
 12.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)53.451.1
 2.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)61.250.6
 10.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)36.525.7
 10.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)35.427.5
 7.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)69.558
 11.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)68.757.2
 11.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)35.715.9
 19.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)3824.8
 13.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Thomas Jefferson Middle School)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (Teaneck 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 (Teaneck School District)44.128.7
 15.4%
   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 Students526529
 0.6%
African American157151
 3.8%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian7161
 14.1%
Hispanic216238
 10.2%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White6659
 10.6%
Two or More Races1115
 36.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.9%41.2%
 1.3%


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

In the 2022-23 school year, 529 students attended Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

Students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School are 45% Hispanic, 29% African American, 12% Asian, 11% White, 3% Two or more races.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School ranks 379th of 748 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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