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.

PDF Spring 2019 Testing Calendar   --  This is the PDF calendar of assessments for Jefferson Students in Spring of 2019.
Join Us for Morning Meeting

On Friday, May 17th 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. The 7th and 8th grade advisory meetings begin at 10:25. See how your child is practicing social and emotional learning while preparing for the school day!

Jefferson Carnival
It's Jefferson Carnival Time!
Friday, May 31st
1200 West 26th Street
This is our school community’s biggest event of the year!  More than 500 students and families come to enjoy this event and celebrate.   There’s food trucks, games, raffles, entertainment and much more!  
Please remember, students must go home at the end of the school day as they normally do and can only return with an adult after 5:30 pm.
Contact: Elizabeth Hale
Kinder & 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies

8thGrade Promotion is Friday, June 7that 9:45am in Jefferson’s Auditorium. There will be cupcakes on the playground afterwards. 

 Kinder Promotion Ceremony is Friday, June 7that 2pmin Jefferson’s Auditorium.  Students can be signed-out to return home after both ceremonies.  


Graduación de Kínder y 8voGrado

 La Ceremonia de Graduación de 8vo grado es el viernes, 7 de junio a las 9:45am en el auditorio de Jefferson. Habrá pastelitos afuera después.

La Ceremonia para Kínder es el viernes, 7 de junio a las 2pm en el auditorio de Jefferson.  Se puede firmar y llevar sus hijos después de las ceremonias. 



Summer Programming Registration

Registration for summer programming is open! Jefferson students K-7 can apply for summer school or GISE & GEMS STEM Academy this summer. All programs provide busing and meals and take place Monday-Thursday, June 17 - July 25th. Sign up at or come in to the Jefferson Main Office to register!


New Recycling and Organics Program

Jefferson Community School is now sorting organic and recyclable waste with the support of LHENA and Hennepin County. We will be collecting recyclable and compostable waste in the cafeteria, hallways, and in some classrooms! This opportunity not only helps to reduce the harmful environmental impact of waste sent to landfills, it also saves money.  Most importantly, it provides students the opportunity to learn about organic and non-organic matter and the recycling process. If you are interested in helping out or would like to learn more, please contact the main office and mention the organics/recycling program!


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.

New School Hours

School hours are now 9:30am to 4:00pm. Students can enter the building at 9:15am. 

Student Pick Up and Drop Off

If you are bringing your student(s) to school, please drop them off at Door 2 at the corner of Emerson and 26th. Please do not park here as buses are dropping off students too. 

After 9:30am, please bring your student in to Door 5 for a tardy pass. 

In the afternoon, your student(s) will be waiting outside near Door 2 on Emerson and 26th with Staff supervision. Again, please do not park here as buses are on this street to pick up students too. 

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!