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school busThomas Jefferson Middle School was originally named Memorial Junior High. It was built in 1969 with the open classroom concept, since then the school has changed some, but the program of the school remains the same:

As Principal Richard Meister puts it:

“This is a child-centered-program rather than a subject-oriented approach.”

Principal Richard Meister was the first principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The article below, from 1970, explains the beginning of our school.


Wisconsin State Journal Article from 1970

Thomas Jefferson Middle School is located on the west side of Madison, Wisconsin. We are located next to James Madison Memorial High School, near West Towne Mall.  Our address is 101 South Gammon Road, Madison, WI 53717. Please contact us for more information at 608-663-6403.