Welcome to Jefferson Community School!

Jefferson is a vibrant community school located in the heart of the Uptown area of Minneapolis. Jefferson is a school where children are nurtured and encouraged, where creativity and kindness are cherished, and kids are held accountable and mentored to find their gifts and paths to success. Involvement by our families and our surrounding community greatly contribute to our learning environment.

Winter Break Resources

Winter Break for Minneapolis Public Schools is Dec. 25 through January 5. Minneapolis Public Schools and our partners have a variety of resources available for families during this time.

Administrative Changes

Assistant Principal Heidi Johnson Moving to Kenwood Elementary

Jefferson Rennovation

Sign up to get construction updates for the upcoming rennovation of Jefferson Community School.

School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

Jefferson is working to find new ways to help students improve. Our School Improvement Plan shares our strategies to create growth in literacy, math, student engagement and family engagement.

2016-2017 School Inprovement Plan (SIP)

2016-2017 Famiy-Friendly SIP Overview

Jefferson está trabajando para encontrar nuevas maneras para ayudar a los estudiantes a mejorar. Nuestro plan de mejoramiento escolar comparte nuestras estrategias de trabajo para crear crecimiento en alfabetización, matemáticas, participación estudiantil y participación familiar.

2016-2017 Plan de Mejoramiento Escolar (en Español)

MPS High School Open House

Open House for future MPS High School Students

Extra Food for the Weekend
Do you need some extra food for the weekend? We have an opportunity at Jefferson Community School where your child can discreetly receive a bag of food to take home at the end of every week. 
It's completely free and your family's privacy is protected - you just need to sign up! Email Elizabeth Hale at or call 612-668-2749.
We know that some of our families are facing some tough times, so we want to ensure our students have the nutrition they need on the weekends so they can come to school prepared to learn! We are happy to provide this support to our students and their families, and we will distribute the bags of food as discreetly as possible to your child.
Tour Jefferson!

You are invited to come tour Jefferson Community School!