Thomas Jefferson Elementary / Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School educates students while nestled in green neighborhood of Hunting Ridge next to Lenkin Park.
About Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering a Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Pre-K through fifth grades. The school is also a candidate school for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for sixth through eighth grades. An IB education offers unique opportunities for students, with a focus on providing a high quality, challenging education with an international emphasis. Students in IB benefit from special lessons related to sharing the planet, how the world works, how we express ourselves, how we organize ourselves, and more. In addition to its IB offerings, Thomas Jefferson teaches Spanish language to students in Pre-K through seventh grades. The school has been an Arts Everyday School since 2012 and the Middle school has been a Maryland Green School since 2009. Thomas Jefferson offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities and programs and benefits from a large number of community and business partnerships.
- 95.4% African-American
- 1.5% White
- 2.9% Hispanic
- 0.2% Other
- Gifted and Advance Learning Site
- Honors courses
- Intensive social-emotional site
Meet the Principal
Principal Danielle Davis is the principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School. As head of the Hunting Ridge area school, she says she looks forward to preparing her scholars with academic and emotional resources to become respectful, responsible and productive citizens of the world. “My favorite part of this work is having a direct connection to students that are the future leaders of our country,” she said. “I have the opportunity to lead them in the right direction and provide them with guidance so they become successful in life.”
Prior to taking the lead at Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle School in 2017, Davis served as a teacher at William Paca Elementary School and as assistant principal at Harford Heights Elementary School, Margaret Brent Elementary Middle School and North Bend Elementary Middle School. Davis initially worked in the corporate world in New York City but her career was unfulfilling so she moved to Maryland to start teaching. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University and a master’s in education from the Johns Hopkins University. “[Moving] was the best decision I ever made,” Davis said. “I enjoy changing the lives of children and supporting them to achieve their goals.”
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