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.

3rd Annual Jr Iron Chef Competition

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services and the True Food Chef Council are looking for MPS middle school studetns (currently enrolled in 6-8th grade) to apply to participate in the 3rd Annual MPS Jr Iron Chef Competition! On May 8th, local chefs and selected students will team up to compete top-chef style for a panel of judges, including politicians, school district officials, and local food critics. Curious what the event is like? Watch the highlights from lat year's competition here!

Students of all cooking levels are encouraged to apply. Application and instructions can be found hereAll applications - including a 1000 word essay - must be submitted at http://bit.ly/JIC2017application by 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 12th.

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 elizabeth.hale@mps.k12.mn.us 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.
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Winter Weather!

Sometimes we have to close school to help ensure the safety of our students and staff during the winter. If we do, we will let you know as soon as possible by phone, text, social media, and website or through your local news station. Call us at 612-668-2720 to update your contact information. See the Winter Weather Flyers  and the MPS for Weather-Related School Closing information.

School Improvement Family Invitation

Jefferson Community School is in the first school year of a three year process of school improvement. Families are invited to attend the State of the School and Title I Annual Meeting THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 5:30-6:30pm as part of the Site Council meeting in the Media Center, or FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 after the school wide morning meeting in the auditorium. Information about this and more in School Improvement Family Invitation letters below, or contact the school at 612.668.2720.

School Improvement Family Invitation Letter - English

School Improvement Family Invitation Letter - Spanish

Tour Jefferson!

You are invited to come tour Jefferson Community School!

Family Involvement Plan

Click here to learn more about our Family Involvement Plan.