Thomas Jefferson is Woodridge's sole junior high school. Located on Janes Avenue near the Woodridge Towne Center, the…More school feeds into Community District 99's North and South High Schools in Downers Grove.
The school's mascot is the Wolverines and its colors are blue and white. John McClenahan is the principal.
For the 2010-2011 school year, Jefferson will try an exploratory curriculum. The school day will have nine class periods: five core classes, PE, lunch and two exploratory classes. Students will rotate through eight exploratory classes, including Band, Music/Chorus, Spanish, French, FACS, Tech, Student Strategies and Art. Students can also choose to be in Band year-round during their seventh-grade year and Band and/or Spanish year-round during their eighth-grade year.
The school offers two activity bus times for students involved in extracurricular activities like sports, intramurals and clubs. Two buses leave at 4:30 p.m. and then again at 5:15 p.m.. The bus route is close to the morning route. One bus goes south of 75th Street and the other goes north of 75th Street.
The school offers three seasons of sports, clubs and intramurals.
Jefferson provides ESL and bilingual services. The school also has art, music and P.E. programs. The school has inclusion and learning resource services.
The school made adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act from 2005 to 2008.