Points of Pride

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Families who choose Jefferson Elementary School have a lot to be proud of in their school.

Here are some of the school's proudest achievements:

  • Small class sizes
    • 18:1 teacher ratio in grades K-3
    • 22:1 teacher ratio in grades 4-5
  • Friendly neighborhood school
  • Secure, state-of-the-art building
  • High-tech computer labs
  • Highly diverse bilingual staff and student population
  • 80% of teaching staff have advanced degrees
  • Counseling services for students
  • Speech, occupational and special education services available
  • Students score above the state and district average on state assessments
  • 97% student attendance rate
  • Students join together and form teams coached by community members
  • A school environment where parents and staff truly collaborate
  • Extra funding from federal Title 1 programs to support smaller class sizes, before-and after-school programs
  • Approximately 15% of 5th graders receive the Presidential Award

"The Jefferson teachers and staff care about the well-being of every student.  They are so good to the parents and students.  The staff would do anything to make the educational opportunities at Jefferson the best for students."             - Betty Fetterer, Foster Grandparent (18 years)