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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!

Weekly News Items



  • Monday, February 20th - Presidents' Day Holiday / School Out of Session


  • Tuesday, February 21st - Late Start Schedule 
    • 3:15 p.m. SSC Meeting / Library
    • 3:00-4:30 p.m. 7th/8th grade GATE Enrichment Class / Room 2
    • 7:30 p.m. TUSD School Board Meeting - JMS students present
  • Wednesday, February 22nd -
    • 3:00-4:30 p.m. 6th grade GATE Enrichment Class / Room 2
    • 6:30 p.m. 7th Grade Parent-Student Night for Accelerated Students / WHS (Note time change from 6pm)
  • Thursday, February 23rd -  Tutorial Schedule 
  • Friday, February 24th - JMS Spirit Day!
    • 6:00 p.m. PTSA Honorary Service Dinner
  • Saturday, February 25th - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. TUSD and Torrance Council PTA K-12th grade College Fair at South High School

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


Raising a 21st Century Learner

24th Annual DELMAC Conference


TUSD has scheduled its next DELMAC Conference on March 6, 2017 at Torrance Cultural Arts Center. This year we are excited to have Josh Ochs as our keynote speaker. Josh will share some amazing information about social media (how to keep your child safe and how to build a positive online presence to impress colleges and future employers). We look forward to having you at this year's DELMAC Conference.



24th Annual DELMAC Conference Schedule

DELMAC is pleased to announce our annual DELMAC Art contest


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


Today: 2/23/17
8:00 AM Tutorial Schedule

Save the Date!

JMS Chipotle Night

Monday, February 27th

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Jefferson Middle School. Come in to the Chipotle at 21300 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance on Monday, February 27th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Jefferson Middle School.