Most of the teachers are older and near retirement, or so it seems. May have been great teachers before, but great at boredom now. There needs to be some more younger experienced teachers. Also there is a lot of student issues among this school in the past year or so. I don't believe any of the staff
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Posted by a other on 12/06/13
You can't go wrong in Lebo schools and Jefferson MS is no exception. High quality education, parental involvement and stellar teaching staff make it one of the top schools around.
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Posted by a parent on 07/19/13
The school and learning system is really nice but most kids are horrible and judge other kids. Many kids are put down. Social status is a big deal.
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Posted by a student on 04/10/10
i hate this school and i hate mt lebanon. i have encountered many bullying incedints here that no one does anything about, the guidance conselour wants no one to get into trouble even though people have to at some point. mt lebanon is the kind of place that tries to be perfect and wants it to look like
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Posted by a student on 02/18/10
After attending this school in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, I have a lot of input on this amazing middle school. The faculty is BEYOND phenomenal... they really get to know you and are friendly, hilarious, and make learning actually fun. The principal--Joan Zacarias--is amazing. She knows
... Read more all the students' names and really has a grip on what occurs at school. Same thing goes for Robert Friel, the vice principal. The school divides the grades by teams, and there is a little bit of friendly rivalry between the two teams on each grade. I would say that one team is better than the other for each grade, but that would be biased seeing that you are put into teams by your former teachers who know you best. Overall, this school will always hold a place in my heart. Read less
* In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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Pittsburgh schools — Jefferson Middle School is located at 21 Moffett St, Pittsburgh PA 15243. 21 Moffett St is in the 15243 ZIP code in Pittsburgh, PA The school district for Jefferson Middle School is the Mt Lebanon School District. Jefferson Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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