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 Danny Arellano
Principal Danny Arellano

Message from the Principal

Welcome Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome back to school!  We look forward to serving you and your student(s) here at the middle school.  

Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS) was established back in 1939.  And some 80 years later, we are still committed to providing “Academic Excellence for All Students”.  We pride ourselves in bringing out the very best in our students;  academics, athletics, arts, and attendance.  

Throughout the years, TJMS has passed on many traditions. It is our goal to continue doing just that.  While here at TJMS, students and staff are expected to follow and live by the Cougar “PAW”.

P - Perseverance (i.e., Cougars never give up!  We work through adversity only to inspire others to do the same.)

A - Attitude (i.e., Cougars do their very best in everything.  We believe in ourselves and in each other.)

W - Wise Choices (i.e., Cougars do the right thing especially when no one is watching.  If we make a mistake we learn from it and move on.)

TJMS is committed to continuing a tradition of promoting and recognizing students and staff who exemplify the Cougar “PAW” in academics, athletics, arts, and attendance.  In addition, we are committed to making continuous improvement in our school campus in order to provide a safe, healthy, and positive learning environment for all our students.  

As you know, we are facing temporary, yet challenging circumstances; however, rest assured TJMS is prepared and committed to supporting all students.  Through it all, we will need to work together to ensure a positive learning experience for our students. 

Once again, we are committed to providing all our students the very best educational opportunities. Let's work together to inspire our students to follow and live by the Cougar “PAW” by making good choices, doing their very best in everything, and surrounding themselves with positivity.  

“Let’s Be Great, Stay in Touch, and Be Safe!”


Mr. Danny Arellano,

TJMS Principal