Thomas Jefferson Middle School

We educate all children to reach their greatest potential

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 9AM the day of the student's absence.

    School Messenger Information


    COVID-19:  Please let us know whether your student has tested positive or has been in close contact with someone diagnosed.

    Your child must remain home if they have ONE of the following: 

    Cough, New loss of sense of taste or smell, Tested Positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days and/or is awaiting results, Been in close contact with someone that has symptoms or tested Positve.  (Close contact: within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes cumulative throughout the day.)

    Your child must remain home if they have TWO of the following:

    Fever 100.4 or higher, Sore throat, Headache, Muscle or body ache, Unusual fatigue, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea, Runny nose or nasal congestion



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