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.

Comprehensive District Design


Listening & Info Sessions about the proposed Comprehensive District Design

The Comprehensive District Design (CDD) examines how MPS educates students, how they are placed in and transported to our schools, and how we fund this important work. Share your thoughts about this model at upcoming district community meetings:

More info:

Please join us for a community meeting at Jefferson on Tuesday, February 4th at 4:30pm.  There will be refreshments, childcare, and interpretation available. 


Reminder! No School

School is closed on Friday, January 17th and Monday, January 20th. Normal school hours resume Tuesday, January 21st. 

Join Us for Morning Meeting

On Friday, January 24th 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, December 20th.

All School Morning Meeting & Coffee with the Principal

Join us for All School Morning Meeting on Friday, February 10th 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. 

Social Media

Want to keep up with the daily happenings at Jefferson? Follow us on social Media!


Snowy Street
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.

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!