Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School was the 15th middle school to be constructed in Northside ISD. It opened in the Fall of 2007 with approximately 1,200 students, but it was built to accommodate 1,400 students in 66 regular and special classrooms. The school was constructed for $32.1 million and is the first of two middle schools built with funding from the 2004 voter-approved bond issue. A dedication was held at 2:00pm on October 27th, 2007.
School Mascot: Eagle
School Colors: NAVY BLUE and SILVER
Written by Douglas Boldt, Choir Director; Maggie J., 6th Grade Student; and Dora Jean Roberson, Band Director
Jefferson, majestic eagles
Soaring to the sky,
Reaching ever up and onward,
Raise the banner high.
Blue and Silver are the colors
Through which we'll be strong,
Stand up high and show our pride now,
WE ARE JEFFERSON
The most up-to-date technology was installed at Jefferson Middle School when it was built, including computers, printers, projectors, audio visual equipment and supplies, software and phones. This state of the art facility not only has digital projectors in every classroom, but it also has a video distribution system, with mounted display monitors in common areas.
Jefferson is a 186,595 square-foot facility that sits on a 45-acre shared site with Ward Elementary School. The school was designed to provide the most functional and attractive instructional environment for children and teachers. Marmon Mok Architects designed this neighborhood school, and Joeris, Inc. served as contractor.