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Temple, TX
Students enrolled: 758
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2616 North 3rd Street
Temple, TX 76501

(254) 215-5505
(254) 215-5545
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April 12, 2015
This is a wonderful and amazing school with a staff that cares for their students as if they were their own.

- submitted by a teacher

April 12, 2015
My son has THRIVED at Jefferson! The teachers and staff are absolutely amazing. I'm so glad to be a part of the Jefferson family.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2015
I love this school, the staff, and am glad my child attends school here. Jefferson is TISD's best kept secret/hidden gem.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2015
I have four children who have all attended and still attend Jefferson Elementary. Jefferson is a wonderful school. There are some teachers that have been there for 15+ years and there are also new teachers. In my experiences I have always received the help that I needed as a parent to help my children succeed. I do have to say that there are teachers who have made a difference and wonderful impact on my children's lives. You have to have a passion for teaching and these teachers do have this! Thank you Jefferson teachers, staff and cafeteria staff for all your efforts. You a really appreciated!

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2015
My girls have been blessed to have wonderful teachers who encourage and help them strive to be their best.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2015
I live in the neighborhood near Jefferson and I absolutely love the school! Even though I do not have school aged children, I have visited the campus several times. The feeling you get when you enter the building is very warm and inviting. The staff welcomes you with smiles and greetings. The students you pass in the halls greet you as well. You can feel the learning vibe as you walk throughout the building. The Animal Science Center is one of my favorite places to visit on campus. It's so exciting to see the kids so actively involved with the animals. I wish I had an elementary aged child so he/she could attend Jefferson.

- submitted by a community member

September 18, 2013
i really enjoy the new school . my daughter is in 3rd & my little brother is in 1st & they love it! only thing is we needa playground

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2011
Great school! Both of my kids went there with very few problems and a great deal of success.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2010
Things didn't go so well the 1st week and I was worried about that but I requested a different teacher and after that everything went smoothly. She had a wonderful school year, she was in the talent show, we went to movie night, she was a star student, gifted and talented, super reader. My daughter is a talker and likes to brag and Mrs. Malmin would give her time to get in front of the class and say what she wanted to say. She had a great relationship with her. Mrs. Maxwell the 3rd/4th gd teacher received a golden apple award, she started animal science there and was also in charge of the talent show, very nice lady. They have a wonderful, friendly principal, all the teachers greet you. I couldn't have asked for a better school year. Truly sad about relocating to Houston. I definitely recommend sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2009
My child has loved going to school at Jefferson. The teachers are caring and have high expectations. We are moving next year and very sad to leave.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2007
I think Jefferson is an awesome school with great teachers. They are dedicted to the students and want them to be succesful. The administration and office staff knows all the children by name and treats them all kindly regardless of economic status or behavior issues. It has been rewarding to know that my children not only received a great education at Jefferson, but were truly loved and respected by the teachers and staff as well.

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2006
Jefferson has been a great place to educate children for many years. I feel that the teacher morale is a little low and there are still some teachers there that need to improve. Change is difficult and TISD as a whole is slow to change.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2006
Jefferson is a wonderful neighborhood school that exudes warmth and friendliness to all families. It is a racially diverse campus where children see each other as friends. It has myriad opportunities for parent involvement, and the PTO has continued to experience growth over the past 3 years. The FOCUS program provides after-school extra-curricular activities for working parents. The Science Lab and Brain Builders programs provide stimulus for budding minds, and the Special Ed teachers are great. Character Traits are given special attention, and Star Students are recognized. My husband attended school at Jefferson, so we knew our children would go there when we moved back from Austin. We strongly support neighborhood schools - and Jefferson is one of the best!

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2004
The new principal took over early last year. The school has been on a constant decline ever since. Several parents have moved their children to other schools, and even other districts. The school board recognizes that there is a problem, however 'cannot identify the cause.' This is sad because there are several extremely good teachers here. Recently some computer equipment was stolen during working hours. This raises some serious security questions.

- submitted by a parent

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Jefferson Elementary School
2616 North 3rd Street, Temple, TX  76501
(254) 215-5505
Last modified Jefferson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jefferson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top