Welcome to Jefferson Community School!
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Bridget Hall (Principal), Michael Luseni (Asst. Principal) & Ashley Gillingham (Admin TOSA)

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


Watch the video about Jefferson!


Watch the video about Mr. Carlson, a middle school math teacher, too!


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Survey on Start Times

At Minneapolis Public Schools, we are exploring potential changes to school start and dismissal times.  We aim to:
Positively influence student achievement, better accommodate student and parent schedules, and operate our transportation system more efficiently. We are collecting feedback from students, parents, school staff and district leaders in order to identify opportunities for improving start and dismissal times in the future.  District leaders will make decisions based on this stakeholder input.  We will change start and dismissal times for a small number of schools in fall 2015.  As decisions are made about which schools to focus on for the fall 2015 pilot, school district staff will partner with all impacted stakeholders to design the details.

To take the survey, click the link  http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/start-times (before January 31, 2015)


Tour Jefferson!

You are invited to come tour Jefferson Community School! 

Come find out everything that Jefferson has to offer: full-day kindergarten, bilingual classrooms, strong literacy focus, exciting after-school classes, MPLS Kids childcare avaialble before and after school, dedicated teachers, and much more!

Schedule your tour

Regular tour schedule: Tuesdays 11 AM; Wednesdays 2PM or at your convenience.

Questions? For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Elizabeth Hale 612.668.2749 or Saida Omar 612.668.2739


Jefferson Parents Visit Walker Library

11 Jefferson parents met October 30,  and visited the Walker library together!

Jefferson's School Improvement Plan

We are working to improve Jefferson.

For details on our plan please click the words "Jefferson's School Improvement Plan' for the plan and family-friendly versions in English and Spanish.