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.

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Holiday Tree Sale
Jefferson Tree Sale

Jefferson Holiday Tree Sale November 7th to December 8th.

Get Involved! Join Site Council

Join other families, teachers, and the Principal to work together to make Jefferson a great place for our students. 

The next meeting is Tuesday, November 12th from 4:30 to 5:30pm.

Snacks, interpretation, and child care provided. 


Join Us for Morning Meeting

On Friday, November 22nd you are invited to be a part of your child's morning meeting! The High 5- 6th grade meetings start at 9:30 and last between 20-30 minutes. 7th and 8th Graders have advisory at 3:35-4pm if you would like to visit on Friday, November 22nd.

Reminder! No School

School is closed on Wednesday November 27th, Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th. Normal school hours resume Monday, December 2nd.  

Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is Friday, December 6th!  If you would like to order pictures, please fill out a separate form for each student with payment in envelope (exact change if in cash).   

You can also order online before picture day or up to 48hours after picture day at 

Click this link to order online!

All School Morning Meeting & Coffee with the Principal

Join us for All School Morning Meeting on Friday, December 6th at 9:40am in the Auditorium. Afterwards, please join Principal Kleppe and Assistant Principal Uhler for coffee and treats to talk about the amazing things happening at Jefferson!

Jefferson Testing Dates

Please see attached document for Jefferson's testing calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Student Pick Up and Drop Off

If you are bringing your student(s) to school, please drop them off at Door 5. Students can enter the building at 9:15a.  

In the afternoon, your student(s) will be waiting outside near Door 5 on Emerson and 26th with Staff supervision. 

Jefferson Rennovation

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

Tour Jefferson!

You are invited to come tour Jefferson Community School!