Thomas Jefferson Middle School

We educate all children to reach their greatest potential

  • The building will remain closed until further notice. The office will be open on Thursdays only to pick up “absolutely essential” items from 8am-10am. Only come to the vestibule to pick up items if you are specifically asked to. We will allow only one person / family in the vestibule at a time.  Most (if not all) items are available to you via online resources.


    3/30/20 Letter from the Principal

    TJMS Long-Term Remote Learning Guide Information

         Link to Remote Learning Guide





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  • SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 - Registration opens April 29

    K-8 Summer School will run Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 24.
    There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, July 3.
    Session 1 will run June 22-July 8. Session 2 will run July 9-July 24. 12 days each session - 24 total.

    The day will start at 8a and end at 12:30p. Classes will run 60 minutes with 10 minute passing times.

    NOTE:  The District Calendar has the wrong dates

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TJMS Information...

Message from the Principal

    Steve Sukawaty, TJMS Principal

    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School in beautiful Port Washington WI!

    We are a community of approximately 750 energetic and exceptional 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade learners. The entire Thomas Jefferson Middle School (affectionately known as "TJ") staff, in partnership with our parents and community, is committed to helping students as they achieve their academic and personal potential in a positive, supportive and collaborative learning environment. We truly are a team - and the TJ staff is completely invested in ensuring your child's success.  A core principle of our programing at Thomas Jefferson is built upon the belief that the student - staff relationship is the cornerstone of the learning process. Simply put, rapport and trust have to be developed before real learning can begin.

    Students are offered a wide variety of curricular options that enable them to develop new skills, interests, and knowledge to reach high levels of success. In addition, our students are engaged and involved in numerous activities, clubs, athletics and fine arts programs. This wide variety of options fits with our overarching school philosophy that student engagement leads directly to student success! In addition, our staff is committed to very specific goals in the areas of Literacy, Math and Communications.

    Thank you for your interest in Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Should you be interested in learning more about our vibrant learning community, please don't hesitate to contact us!

    Roll Jaguars!!!

    Steve Sukawaty,  TJMS Principal


School Information

  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School services all 5th - 8th grade students in the Port Washington-Saukville School District. Classes for all grades begin at 7:30 AM and students are dismissed at 2:44 PM.  Our colors are blue and gold and we are known as the TJ Jaguars. Our office is open from 7a - 4p Monday through Thursday and 7a - 3p Friday.


Mission Statement

  • TJMS Mission Statement

    At TJMS, our mission is to cultivate a community of confident and engaged learners who respect the learning process, themselves, and others; who promote and demonstrate kindness; and who strive for lifelong success.


    Every student, every moment, all the time.


TJMS Attendance Information

  • Phone

    Attendance Line:  262-268-6101

    Attendance E-mail:  Click to email

    You are able to leave a message at anytime. 

    Please call or email before NOON the day of the student's absence.

    FYI:  If your student has not answered the email sent by their ALL IN teacher by noon, they will be marked TARDY.

    If there is no repsonse from the student, they will be marked TRUANT.

    School Messenger Information

    TJMS Phone Directory

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    TO SEND AN ANONYMOUS TIP TO THE Port Washington Police Department -- TEXT 847411 KEYWORD PWPDTIP