Welcome to Jefferson Middle

A child-centered program.

A learning partnership dedicated to educational excellence. 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Our aim is to foster academic excellence. We provide a caring, nurturing community in which all students can feel supported and safe emotionally and physically. We believe that students are at the center of learning and we strive to challenge our students academically.

Our mission is to promote academic exploration and success; the realization of individual student potential; respect for self and others; and joy in learning by assuring high quality instruction of a challenging curriculum reflective of our diverse global community, an environment which is safe and supportive; and an effective collaboration of families, staff and community.

What Makes Jefferson Unique

  • Shared campus with Memorial High offers extended learning opportunities and collaborations with high school students and staff.
  • Located next to the Lussier Community Center, which provides real-life programming such as the Youth on Air radio station.
  • Students overwhelmingly feel they are a part of our school community and that their teachers care about them.
  • 80% of parents stated that their child(ren) feels a sense of belonging at Jefferson Middle.



Get in Touch


Jefferson Middle
101 S. Gammon Rd
Madison WI 53717

Office: (608) 663-6403
Jefferson Middle School Website

Give a Gift

Interested in supporting our school? Give a gift to Jefferson Middle School.

Are you an MMSD Alum? Connect with us and share your story.

“A huge shout out to the staff at Jefferson Middle School! I don’t even know if you all know how much you help these kids and mine to succeed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful that you were teachers and mentors to my child. You are truly amazing!”

Support Our School


Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.


Interested in adopting a School?

Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.