Springfield Public Schools - Home

Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Karen Crump, Principal    kcrump@sps186.org


Jeffrey Thomas, Assistant Principal & Athletic Director  —  jthomas@sps186.org

Discipline Issues [Classroom Referrals & BIST] for 7th Grade & 8th Grade A-K


Yvonne Pyle, Administrative Intern  —  ypyle@sps186.org

Discipline Issues [Classroom Referrals, BIST & Bus Referrals] for 6th Grade & 8th Grade L-Z 


Christine Staab, Guidance Dean  —  staab@sps186.org

Guidance Issues [Tardies, Dress Code & Scheduling] for 6th Grade & 8th Grade L-Z


Cheryl Doss, Guidance Dean  —  cdoss@sps186.org

Guidance Issues [Tardies, Dress Code & Scheduling] for 7th Grade & 8th Grade A-K

Bell Schedule

Dress Code



The following shirt styles and colors are allowed:

1. Solid color (all colors are now allowed) polo style with short or long sleeve. (No plain t-shirts)

2. Solid color button-front dress shirt or blouse with a collar.

3. All emblems must adhere to District 186 guidelines and must not create a distraction.

4. Any official JMS spirit wear shirt (hoodies of any kind are excluded).

5. During the winter months, students may wear a long sleeve undershirt under their short sleeve polo style uniform, which provides a layered look. JMS requires that the undershirt (thermal top, long sleeve t-shirt etc…) be a solid color.

6. Young ladies may wear colored tank tops under their polo shirts. They must not be low cut and must be pulled up.



Sweaters/sweatshirts must be a solid color. Buttons are allowed on sweaters (no hoods). The sweater/sweatshirt may be round, vneck, or have a quarter zipper (no hoods or pouches). All approval is at the discretion of administration.



1. Pants, slacks, and shorts must be made of twill type material and must be tan, khaki, black, gray, or navy blue. (NO Brown or White bottoms)

2. No jeans, jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, sweat pants, or any other stretch-type material are allowed.

3. Pants should fit and be worn at the waist.

4. Pants may not have frayed bottoms, false rips, patches, or tears/holes.

5. Baggy and sagging pants are not permitted.

6. Shorts length may be no more than 6” above the crease at the back of the knee.

7. If pants/shorts have belt loops, an appropriate belt should be worn.



Jackets/hoodies may be worn to and from school. Jackets/hoodies must be placed in lockers on arrival. No jackets/hoodies will be permitted in the classroom.



Girls may wear skirts made of twill type material and must be tan, khaki, black, or navy blue. NO denim jean or stretch-like material will be permitted. Skirts/Skorts may be straight or pleated. Skirt/Skorts must be knee or full length. If the skirt has belt loops, an appropriate belt must be worn. Tights, pantyhose may be worn under skirts/skorts, but NO leggings or jeggings.



If pants, shorts, or skirts are sagging or baggy, a belt should be worn at all times. Belt buckles must be a simple, non-electrical design, such as a square, circle, or “U” shape. Sagging will be determined at the discretion of administration.



All shoes worn must match. All shoelaces are to be tied. No house shoes/slippers of any kind.



Any accessories including hats, scarves, bandanas, symbols, jewelry, or other paraphernalia that depicts or refers to alcoholic beverages, smoking, violence, drugs, death, gangs, racism, profanity, nudity or obscene slogans are not allowed. Students must adhere to JMS enhanced dress code and Springfield School District 186 guidelines. This includes information regarding piercings, dress and grooming, tattoos, and other dress code criteria essential for a safe and productive educational learning environment. If students wear smart watches, they may not be used on school property for any function other than checking the time.



Backpacks, drawstring book bags, and purses that are brought to school must be left in the lockers and secured. P.E. All students are expected to change for PE. White T-Shirts and dark colored shorts are the standard PE uniform. Sweatpants may also be worn but without wording across the buttocks.


Students are reminded that they need to be in “full uniform” from the time they arrive on campus until the time they leave campus. The enhanced Jefferson Middle School uniform guidelines will be enforced and the dress code policy as described in the Student and Family Handbook. Students will remain in uniform for fall and spring school pictures and on the last day of the school year unless otherwise stated by the principal. Parents will be notified on the website and parent link of approved nonuniform days.

Homework Policy & Grading Scale

Homework Policy

Homework and classroom assignments are due at the teacher specified time for full credit. Late work is subject to partial credit.

JMS Grading Scale

98 - 100 A+
93 - 97 A
90 - 92 A-
88 - 89 B+
83 - 87 B
80 - 82 B-
78 - 79 C+
73 - 77 C
70 - 72 C-
68 - 69 D+
63 - 67 D
60 - 62 D-
59 or lower F