Jefferson Middle School first opened as Columbia's high school in 1911. The "new high school," built in 1911, was converted to Jefferson Junior High School in 1927 when David H. Hickman High School opened. In 2013 Jefferson Junior High School became Jefferson Middle School, becoming one of Columbia's six outstanding middle schools.
The mascot is the Cyclone.
School Vision: Jefferson Middle School will provide a challenging, caring, and stimulating environment where children will achieve their fullest potential.
School Mission: Jefferson Middle School students will be academically, technologically, and socially prepared for high school.
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