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?
  • The TJMS concert band was rated an unanimous superior (the best rating possible) at the SCSBOA festival in 2013, 2014, and 2016?
  • Students from TJMS won 1st place at the Riverside County Science Fair in 2015?
  • The AVID program earned the AVID schoolwide Site of Distinction certificate in 2016?

What's New...
  • Spirit week is June 5-June 9
  • Congratulations to Ms. Erin Mix for begin voted TJMS' Teacher of the Year!
  • Congratulations to the Lady Jaguar Basketball team for making to the final championship game!  Good Luck on Tuesday, March 14th!

  • TJMS Robotics was in the Desert Sun
  • Congrats to the Lady Jaguars for being the DSUSD Champions in Volleyball!  
  • BattleBots is here!
  • Congrats to our AVID program for becoming a "Site of Distinction"! 
  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT 12/9/16
  • Students interested in this years Spelling Bee will need to attend a meeting on November 14th at 2:30 PM in the MPR.
  • Red Ribbon Week is October 24-28th!  Let's get your school spirit on!

  • Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 7th starting at 5:30 PM in the MPR for a resource fair.

  • 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
ASB- Meetings are held on Mondays at lunch in Room 603

Club Live- Every other Tuesday of each month during lunch in Room 603

Chess- Tuesdays. See Mr. Bonnet for details

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

Good News Club (Christian Club)- See Ms. Lennings for details.

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

STEM Club - Every Thursday with Ms. Mix

Robotics Club - See Mr. Lopez for details.

Wrestling- See Mr. Trevino for details.