Home of the Jaguars!

Office Hours:  7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, the oldest middle school in the Desert Sands Unified School District, located in Indio, California, opened it's doors in 1947. Today, TJMS is academically focused with the help from outstanding teachers and a supportive administration. We are proud to be ranked a 10 in similar school rank, which is the highest possible ranking.

Did you know. . .
  • Mr. Daugherty was the DSUSD Middle School Teacher of the year in 2012?
  • The TJMS concert band and jaguar band won gold medals at Forum Music since 2011?
  • The broadcast team won an award at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival in 2012?
  • The TJMS concert band was the only middle school in DSUSD to rate an unanimous superior at the Indio HS SCSBOA band festival in 2013?

Welcome Letter 2016

What's New...
  • Back to School Information!

    Monday, August 15 from 8 AM - 3 PM - Student information packet pick up.

    August 16-18th from 8 AM - 3 PM - Student information packet return. Packet needs to be completely filled out. Student will get ID and lanyard when forms are returned.

    First day of school is August 25th. Student will pick up class schedules from 7:30-8:30 am. 

Upcoming Events

Club Meetings
AVID- Meetings are held on Wednesdays at lunch in the MPR as scheduled (Not every week)

ASB- Meetings are held on Mondays at lunch in Room 4603

Club Live- Every other Thursday at lunch in Room 603

Chess- Tuesdays. See Mr. Bonnet for details

Conflict Mediators- See Mrs. Mares for details

Environmental Club- Meets on Tuesdays at lunch with Ms. Burrows in 608

Good News Club (Christian Club)- See Mrs. Mares for details.

PRISM GSA- (Gay Straight Alliance) "Promoting Respect Individuality and Support in Middle School" Meets in Room 603 on the first Tuesday each month at lunch. See Ms. Bossi for details. (this is an acceptance and anti-bullying group)

STEM Club - See Ms. Mix for details.

Robotics Club - See Mr. Lopez for details.

Wrestling- See Mr. Trevino for details.

Yearbook- See Ms. Magallanez for details.