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Manistee, MI
Students enrolled: 313

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515 Bryant Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660

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(231) 723-9285
(231) 398-2021
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January 24, 2014
The MAPS district has its in and outs, but mainly outs. There are your great teachers, which is really the only good thing. Today, there was a massive blizzard, and they didn't shut down. Visibility levels were so low, I stayed home, I'm a student. My parents felt disgusted with the Superintendent's decision not to close. Also, the parents have to come get the children. Also, they food at MMHS, has hair in EVERYTHING. My dog has less hair than I find in my food. The pizza, well everything, is a grease trap. Fold anything in half, wait 3 seconds, you will see grease dripping like a stream. How about that for a school?

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2014
This school is deteriorating in all manners. The character and quality of the staff is less than desirable. The value of the education is poor and so is the building. The classrooms are overcrowded. MAPS is creating a society of automatons. Some of what I have seen and heard are not what I want for my child. When researching available education choices for your child, please ask for honest opinions. There are many other options rather than subjecting your children to public school because "it's the only option." It is NOT! Many people in this community choose the private schools because of the quality of the education far surpasses what MAPS provides. Others prefer to send their kids to Onekama and some homeschool. Please invest your time and investigate for your unique needs. Your child is worth it!

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2012
2012 update on Jefferson in "my" opinion as a parent of 6 kids that has attended several different schools and school districts over the last 18 years,seems to lack many things that many other impressive school districts has had. I will say half of the staff in the school district are good at what they do.The other half either needs improvement or needs to GO! This is for teachers,superiors,clerical & transportation. There are a couple of staff that shouldn't be employed here, there's a couple that are just amazing! I will note that the special education staff,ISD/IEP staff are absolutely wonderful at what they do! Theres a couple of "teachers" that are also wonderful as well. Its a different community here verses other larger communities that we came from. The question I keep asking myself is "How is it that a large school district that has several schools,several programs,over 1,000 staff,well over 25,000 students,run in a city that has busing routes that run about 10 miles long & 10 miles wide,with at least 50 buses,run much better and more smoothly,that budgets well?" Every activity/event is so costly here,I assume thats to contribute to climbing out of some of their debts?

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 19, 2010
Jefferson Elementary makes everyone feel welcome. It is everyone's school and everyone takes pride in that.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2009
Jefferson has a friendly environment & a great atmosphere. It's very welcoming & my children love it there!..Thanks staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 17, 2008
I am a parent with 2 children currently enrolled at Jefferson Elementary. Our oldest also attended Jefferson. The teachers, staff and parents at this school are outstanding! They care for the children as they are their own. The teacher/parent bond is something that you just can and will not receive anywhere else. The education that my children have received is far beyond what my expectations were. My children have excelled in subjects that they tested low in the previous year. I love this school and as for my family, there is no other choice in Elementary education in Manistee County!

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2006
Love it! All 4 of my kids went/go to Jefferson, pre-school through 4th grade. I've had an academically gifted child, a shy bookish child, a hyper-active & academically challenged child, and an outgoing athletic child. Jefferson has been unique and rewarding for each of them. Afterschool programs from 4-H kitty-cat care to basketball, reading programs, computers, music, it's all there. My kids always hug their Jefferson teachers when they see them at the store or around town. Thanks Jefferson!

- submitted by a parent

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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
515 Bryant Avenue, Manistee, MI  49660
(231) 723-9285
Last modified Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-3
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top