Jason Lee Middle School, formerly known as West Intermediate School,
was the first and largest of six intermediate schools funded in 1923.
It was created on the former campus of the College of Puget Sound (now
the University of Puget Sound) at 6th Avenue and North Sprague Avenue
Tacoma, Washington by architect Roland E. Borhek. The school was
named after the notable missionary and pioneer Jason Lee. Jason Lee
has about 39 teachers educating around 500 students.
Jason Lee Middle School recently developed a team of mentors, made up
of 7th and 8th grade students, to help the incoming 6th graders. This
program started in 2001 and has impacted the students greatly.
According to the web site, "the mission of Jason Lee Middle School is
to help students realize their potential by providing rigorous
academics, equitable opportunities and programs that allow for student
creativity in a diverse community where all are accepted, valued and