School Information

Margaret Gilgallon

Assistant Principal(s):
Derek Beet
Joseph Hinson

Facility Opened: 2000
Additions/Renovations: n/a

School Capacity: 900
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2018-2019 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 509

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 5.90%
Black/African American: 18.10%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 49.90%
2+ Races: 4.70%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 33%
English Language Learners: 4.10%
Special Education: 12.60%
Title I:

'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2018 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

GOVERNOR THOMAS JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (TJMS) is in historic Frederick, Maryland. Opening in August 2000 as a separate facility from Governor Thomas Johnson High School, where it was housed for 23 years, TJ Middle serves as a model in school design that has captured national attention.

When students enter the building they are met by a culture of high standards and expectations for success.

Grade levels are divided into "houses" to facilitate an enhanced learning environment, designed with the needs of middle school students in mind.

The entire "TJMS community" helps educate the children. A strong instructional staff challenges students to reach their full potential in all academic areas.

Teachers schedule regular tutoring sessions after school, and parent volunteers assist the teachers in many important roles.

As both a new and old school, our motto, "Exploring our history, enhancing our present, and building our future" is appropriate to the attitudes of the parents and staff members of this inviting school facility.

Vision: Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School is a diverse community of students, educators, support staff, parents and local organizations working collaboratively to provide an academically rigorous education, which includes the technology skills necessary for the 21st century. By holding students, educators and parents accountable for success, we are creating lifelong learners who take responsibility for their own educational goals and positive personal development. Excellence in teaching and learning is paramount to developing productive citizens who have promising and successful lives.

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