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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.

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Upcoming Events

What's New at TJMS?!
  • Back to School Information

    Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10, from 8 AM - 3 PM - Student information packet pick up.

    August 14-16th 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 Thursday, August 24th. Student will pick up class schedules from 7:45-8:45 am. Thursday Late Start Classes will begin at 9:11am.

  • TJMS is participating in the HERO Anti-Bullying Program for the 2017-2018 School Year!
  • TJMS Soccer Team are the 2017 District Middle School Champions!
  • TJMS, with our school-wide AVID program, becomes a "Site of Distinction"! 
  • Congratulations to Ms. Erin Mix for begin voted DSUSD's Middle School Teacher of the Year!
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