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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!

16-17 Camp Announcement

As of 12/05/16 all Camps (Pali, Astro, and Pali) are FULL.

Thank you for your interest, there is no longer room on the waiting list as well. 

Congrats Raiders Flag Football Team!

Congratulations to our JMS students who play on the City of Torrance Raiders Flag Football Team. The Raiders had a very successful season this year, going undefeated for the entire season and concluding the year with the win for the City Championship on November 19th. We are proud of Coach Welsh, Coach Lee and the 7th and 8th grade players from JMS – Congratulations Champions!

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Weekly News Items



  • Saturday, December 10th - 9am-1pm Hack-a-Thon Session #2 / Manhattan Beach Middle School


  • Monday, December 12th -


  • Tuesday, December 13th - Late Start Schedule 
    • 9:10 a.m. Blacktop Assembly
    • CJSF Toy Drive Ends today at 3:15pm - Thanks for all your great support!
    • 8th Grade Vision & Hearing Screening Day 1 of 2
    • 6:00 p.m. PTSA Holiday Meeting


  • Wednesday, December 14th -
    • It is CRAZY Hair day! 
    • JMS Barnes & Noble Book Fair - all day in-store on 12/14, and online from 12/14-12/18. Don't forget to use our Book Fair ID #: 12047577 at check out so JMS receives credit! 


  • Thursday, December 15th - Tutorial Schedule
    • It is wear your 'Ugly Holiday Sweater' to School day! 
    • 8th Grade Vision & Hearing Screening


  • Friday, December 15th - It's P.J. Day! Have fun wearing your P.J.'s to school today (all Dress Code rules apply)
    • Have a Wonderful Winter Break! See you back on Tuesday, 01/03/2017

Looking for great Winter Holiday gifts? Check out the JMS Book Fair at our local Torrance Barnes and Noble on December 14th (in store) or visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/14/16 to 12/18/16 by entering Book Fair ID: 12047577 at checkout. For JMS to receive credit, bring your voucher to the store or have the voucher # handy for online purchases.


Today: 12/10/16
9:00 AM Hack-a-Thon: Session #2

JMS's CJSF Annual Toy Drive

JMS's CJSF Annual Toy Drive

The SPARKS OF LOVE Toy Drive, sponsored by Jefferson’s CJSF Club and the Torrance Fire Department, begins: Tuesday, November 29th and runs through Tuesday, December 13th at 3:15 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment to JMS to help out a  family in need. We will collect toys before and after school at the valet. Thank you for helping to make a difference in the life of a Torrance child. Happy Holidays Jaguars!