Award Year: 2021

Jefferson Middle School

100 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, GA, 30549-9033

(706) 367-2882

Mrs. Melanie Sigler, Principal at time of Nomination

Carol Ann Knight, Current Principal

Jefferson City School District

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The mission of Jefferson City Schools and Jefferson Middle School (JMS) is to graduate fully functioning adults. Now, more than ever, education is the foundation for prosperity. Only through an adequate education can one acquire the skills and abilities demanded by an increasingly sophisticated job market. We hold ourselves accountable for preparing students to function in an environment characterized by global competition, diversity, abruptly changing job demands, and an absolute requirement for technical skills and abilities.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
JMS: Exposure to Excellence Promotes Excellence

JMS: Exposure to Excellence Promotes Excellence

Jefferson Middle School is honored to be nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School. "Exposure to Excellence Promotes Excellence" is our school system's motto, and Jefferson Middle School strives for excellence in every aspect. This commitment to excellence is only possible with a supportive community and by partnering a supportive board of education with passionate educators to facilitate student learning.

We believe that all students can learn and achieve at high levels, and that positive relationships make this possible. We do not believe in failure and set high expectations which we consistently communicate to our students and their parents. Students are assured that our teachers care about their well-being and future. Knowing they are loved and supported helps students strive for the standards of excellence that we share with them as partners in their educational journey.

Our knowledgeable and energetic staff is dedicated to collaboration in a shared mission to educate middle school learners. We offer multiple opportunities to excel and build relationships academically as well through our fine arts, CTAE, and extracurricular programs. As content experts, teachers share their passion with students through creative, rigorous lessons and work together to support and challenge all students through data-driven decision making. These are not easy tasks, but our teachers work tirelessly to help all students achieve the greatest level of success.

JMS provides students with an environment that consistently centers on academic success fostered by relationships. Jefferson Middle School is the B.E.S.T. by Building Excellence in Students Today!