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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Michael Cimino, Principal

Jefferson Middle School

Ivy Bronemann, Assistant Principal

Jefferson Middle School is a three-grade middle school (6, 7, 8) on the west side of Olympia. It was first established as a junior high school and later, when the District changed its philosophy, Jefferson made the transition to a middle school. The building underwent a complete remodel in 1994 to reorganize the classroom and common use space, update and enlarge the library and improve the building for technology.  The science wing was restructured to house the JAMS (Jefferson Accelerated Math and Science) Program in 2012.  All science classroom were redesigned and enlarged providing a rich interactive spaces for scientific work.  The REACH class is a humanities based program that is offered for gifted students who have met the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) requirements in reading and writing and maintain a “B” average or better in all their classes. A new addition to Jefferson Middle School in September 2017 was Visual Communication.  In this class, students learn video production and produce a daily news broadcast.

One of the keys to success at Jefferson Middle School is the overall high expectation of academic excellence for all students.  This is a school-wide attitude that is supported by a strong focus on organization and commitment to learning which is driven by the strong work ethics at every level of the school.  Students are taught to view school as a training grounds for their future workplace experiences.  They are expected to give their focus for the school day on learning without distractions.  

Jefferson Middle School has students from diverse backgrounds and different socioeconomic backgrounds. Our population also includes a Life Skills program, and LAP services. Jefferson is committed to making continuous improvement in curriculum and instruction, health and fitness and the arts. 

2017-18 School Facts

Based on the October 2017 enrollment report, there were 434 students enrolled at Jefferson Middle School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
13.6%      Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%    Female students
 Asian 12.0%  

 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
 White 56.7%
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
12.7%    Special Education

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 25
  • Average years of teacher experience: 14.7
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 64.0%



2017-18 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $7,637,978  6.11%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,499,474  6.00%
 District Support
 $5,468,904  4.37%
 $4,146,011  3.32%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,768,454  3.01%
 Food Service
 $2,971,241  2.38%
 Other  $503,646  0.40%
 Added to Reserve (restricted & unrestricted)  $1,507,209  1.21%
 Total Expenditures  $125,020,201  100.00%




 $29,792,066  23.83%
 Federal    $5,185,039  4.15%
 Other Sources                          
 $776,321  0.62%
 Total Revenue  $125,020,201  100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Students in grades 6-8 are required to take an annual state assessment. The scores represent the percent of students meeting standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)/ELA/Math or Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)/Science. The 2016-17 testing for science was the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP). The WCAS test was administered for the first time in spring 2018. 

 2016-17 6th Grade SBA​​


 2017-18 6th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 85.8  73.1  56.0
   74.0  75.5  55.9
 71.6  60.7  48.0
   67.8  65.6  48.2

 2016-17 7th Grade SBA


 2017-18 7th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 81.2  79.1  61.0
   90.6  77.2  59.6
 68.4  61.0  51.0
   73.3  70.2  49.0

 2016-17 8th Grade SBA


 2017-18 8th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 84.0  77.5  59.0  78.2  78.5  58.9
 Math  75.0  70.0  49.0  70.6  70.6  47.5
 90.9  82.8  67.0  86.4  80.1  52.9

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Students in grades 6-8 take an annual district assessment. The scores shown are an average score for each grade. The scores measure growth from grade to grade. 

 2016-17 Reading


 2017-18 Reading

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 6 
 223  223  216
   226  225  216
 Grade 7
 231  229  218    232  228  218
 Grade 8
 237  234  220    234  233  220

 2016-17 Math


 2017-18 Math

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 6
 233  230   216
   234  231  216
 Grade 7
 243  241  218
   243  238  218
 Grade 8
 252  247  220
   251  248  220


Jefferson Middle School Mission Statement

"A Healthy Place to Live and Learn" is the motto for Jefferson Middle School.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeographyU.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.



For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Jefferson Middle School, please call (360) 596-3200.