Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Supportive, Be Safe! 

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School Contact Information
Mrs. Elizabeth Krutz, Principal:  ekrutz@valpo.k12.in.us
Mr. Cary McKay, Assistant Principal:  cmckay@valpo.k12.in.us
1600 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-531-3140  Fax: 219-531-3146
School Hours: M, Tu, Th, F - 7:55a.m.-2:50p.m.
Late Start Wednesday- 8:25a.m.- 2:50p.m.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday- 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Information about student insurance:
Parent involvement is still a necessary part of our students' educational experience. If you are interested in volunteering your time, talents, and support at TJMS, please click on this link for the Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

Mission Statement
Thomas Jefferson Middle School recognizes that each of our students comes to us with unique and individual needs. Our mission is to challenge all of our students to reach their greatest potential through a fully integrated curriculum. We encourage students to become lifelong learners by developing a passion for knowledge and a desire to enhance their community and the world around them. We strive to appreciate a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility enhanced by a strong partnership between home, school and the community.

We Believe all Students: benefit when the school staff, parents, and community collaborate in the education process; need to be provided a solid academic foundation, which includes communication, research, and technology skills; need skills to adapt, compete, and achieve in an ever-changing society; and need to feel valued and respected as individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds while developing character, citizenship, and responsibility.