School-wide Core Values





a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. (Merriam-Webster) having an obligation to do something, or having control over or care for someone, as part of one’s job or role. (Merriam-Webster) fully prepared; easily available or obtained; within reach. (Merriam-Webster)


We commit to being professional, fair and equitable treatment for all our students.

We commit to holding our students accountable for academic requirements and our school’s policies.

We commit to an environment in which your child is physically and emotionally safe to learn.

We commit to be reflective in our practice as a means to getting better as a staff every day.

We commit to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be college, career and life ready.


Work hard for your teachers, knowing they’ll do the same

Believe teachers will always do what’s best for you

Know you’re able to learn in a safe environment

Be grateful for the opportunity

Commit and participate in all learning opportunities

Positively represent our school to the entire community

Strive for continuous improvement by learning new skills

Challenge yourself at all times

Display empathy others on a daily basis

Maintain a growth mindset mentality

Give best effort 180 days of the year


Treat students with respect

Make student safety the highest priority everyday

Know parents want you to help their child grow

Support students in the whole-child development

Fully prepare your students to master learning standards

Be honest with students, parents, and admin in all communication

Complete all duties related your position

Model and expect a growth mindset

Display empathy to students everyday

Continue learning new strategies and strive for improvement

Thomas Jefferson Middle School students and staff create a culture of academic excellence and lifelong learning through the development of positive relationships, trust and collaboration.