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CoMo You Know: Jefferson Middle School

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 8:42 p.m. CDT; updated 7:07 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Jefferson Middle School is one of six middle schools in Columbia. 

Fact box

Year opened: 1911

Principal: Greg Caine Sr.

Address: 713 Rogers St.

Phone: 214-3210

Colors: Red and white

Mascot: Cyclones

Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

End Time: 2:35 p.m.

Students enrolled: The 2013-14 enrollment is 512.

Full text:

Jefferson Middle School is a sixth- through eighth-grade school located in northwest Columbia.

The school was founded in 1911 and was intended to be a high school. When Hickman High School opened in 1927, however, Jefferson became a junior high school. In 2013, Jefferson Junior High School became Jefferson Middle School, and one of Columbia's six middle schools.

The technology education department at Jefferson is notable for receiving a number of Columbia Public Schools Foundation grants, including the Carpe Diem grant and the Building Intelligent Robots grant. 

The school’s mission is that Jefferson Middle School students will be academically, technologically and socially prepared for high school.

Links

Jefferson Middle School website

Columbia Public Schools website

2013 Report Card Data: http://mcds.dese.mo.gov/guidedinquiry/School%20Report%20Card/School%20Report%20Card.aspx

Updated: May 7, 2014


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