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West Jefferson Middle School

West Jefferson Middle School
2 Roughrider Dr
West Jefferson, OH 43162
Important Numbers:
Fax (614) 879-5399
Main Office (614) 879-8345
School Hours:  7:30am - 2:30 pm

Principal:
Debbie Omen

History
The middle school used to be located at 177 S. Frey Ave. and was a combination of the original high school building which was built in 1911 and an addition that was built in1952. The current Middle School is located at 2 Roughrider Dr and is part of the HS/MS Complex.

School Information
Jefferson Middle School is located 15 miles west of Columbus in the village of West Jefferson. The middle school serves grades 6-8 with an average enrollment of 100 students per grade level. Students receive a comprehensive education which includes the core subjects as well as courses in art, computer, Spanish, choir, band, general music, guitar, consumer education, and career education.

The Middle School also has many extra-curricular activities for grades 7 and 8 including girl’s volleyball, girl’s basketball, girl’s softball, cheerleading, football, boy’s basketball, wrestling, baseball, co-ed track, and new for the 2004-2005 season co-ed soccer. Co-Curricular Activities
Students also have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 participate in both the Madison County Spelling Bee and the Madison County Math Contest. 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in Power of the Pen competitions.

Highlights of the Middle School Experience
Sixth graders spend two days and one night at the Willson Outdoor Center located in Bellefontaine, Ohio. This camping experience enables students to learn about the outdoors by actually being in the outdoor setting. The classes are taught in cooperative groups enabling students to work in teams and hone their problem solving techniques.

Seventh graders experience an interdisciplinary approach to the curriculum coordinated by an experienced and collaborative staff. This interdisciplinary approach enables the students to go on many local field trips to which greatly their educational experience.

The highlight of the 8th grade comes at the end of the year with a 4 day 3 night trip to Washington D.C. Students visit many of the sites studied throughout the year and create many fond memories along the way.

Staff Information
Memorial Middle School has 26 certified educators, 4 support staff, and one administrator.

Instances of Bullying (updated 05/19)
Jan 2010 - 2 students suspended for bullying
May 2010 -1 student suspended for bullying
Dec. 2010 - 1 student suspended for 3 days for bullying
 
Feb. 2011 - 1 student suspended for 7 days for bullying
March 2011 - 1 student suspended for 3 days for bullying
Sept 2011 - 2 students suspended for 3 days for bullying
Dec 2012 - 1 student suspended for 2 days for bullying
Feb 2013 - 1 student suspended for 2 days for bullying

April 2014 - 1 student suspended for 1 day for bullying
May 2014 - 1 student suspended for 3 days for bullying
Aug - Dec 2014 - No incidents
 
Jan 15 - May 15 - 1 incident of bullying/harassment and was dealt with according to school policy
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015 - No incidents of bullying, harassment, or intimidation. 
Jan 2016 - May 2016 - 5 incidents of bullying, harassment, or intimidation.
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016 - No incidents 
Jan 2017 - May 2017 - No incidents 
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017 - No incidents 
Jan 2018 - May 2018 - 1 incident of bullying/harassment and was dealt with according to school policy
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018 - 4 incidents of bullying/harassment and they were dealt with according to school policy
Jan 2019 - May 2019 - 16 incidents of bullying/harassment/intimidation and all were dealt with according to school policy 
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West Jefferson Middle School
2 Roughrider Dr, West Jefferson, OH 43162
Phone: (614) 879-8345 | Fax: (614) 879-5399
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