Message from Principal Samuels

Dear Jefferson Middle School Academy Students and Families,

Principal SamuelsIt is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Andre Samuels, as the new Principal at Jefferson Middle School Academy. My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped over the past 16 years as a middle school special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, and leadership coach in Washington, DC. In each of my roles, I have sought to ensure the success of each student and the school, by providing the best instructional opportunities and supports possible for students. Similarly, it is my number one priority at Jefferson Middle School Academy to ensure that every student receives the most well-rounded education possible.

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Welcome to Jefferson!

At Jefferson, we nurture the academic, social, and emotional needs of every child through rigorous, interdisciplinary, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and positive, collaborative relationships with all members of our JA family. 

Each day at Jefferson, we strive to reach our Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs):
  • We will be the highest achieving middle school in D.C. for all students.
  • All members of the JA community will love school.

Modernization Updates

Important Note: Jefferson Learning Villas (classes) are temporarily located behind the main building. Students and parents should report to the Main Office, also behind the main building) for any questions or call (202) 729-3270.

For a full timeline and more information, visit DCPS School Modernizations page.
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