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WHAT'S YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THIS SCHOOL?
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How would you rate your experience at this school?
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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered School leader (1 response)
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There are 24 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Jefferson
Grateful to: School leader

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
Mr. Byrd is an inspiring principal who sets realistic expectations. His staff loves him. It is a happy place to work because of him. You can feel it in the halls. The school has won two state awards under his direction.

Jefferson
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
Jefferson teachers work hard and are well respected by administrators and parents alike. There are very few discipline problems as students respect their teachers as well. Mutual respect is the key ingredient for this school being as successful as it is.


Jefferson
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
Parents are happy with the amount of homework. Most students get a daily math sheet and a reading log to read at least 20 minutes outside of school. Other bigger projects are given out throughout the year by individual teachers.

Jefferson
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
Students are taught to persevere in solving problems. That is a common core math standard but it is taught in all subject areas.

Jefferson
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
Yes, it it instilled in the students from the administrator on down. They begin each day reciting a school pledge...I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too...


Jefferson
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
Everyone on staff is invested in the students and their families. It is truly a learning community.

Jefferson
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
The leadership promotes it from the principal on down to the teachers and paras and cooks.

Jefferson 5

Posted March 19, 2016
- a teacher
This is a great place to work. It is well organized and calm. Successful leadership is evident. Staff is respected. Students are well behaved and PTA is outstanding. Proud to represent the Bruins as a staff member!


Jefferson 5

Posted August 05, 2015
- a parent
The principal and teachers at Jefferson are all very caring. The PTA is highly involved and does a great job coming up with fun activities that both the students and their families can enjoy. The test scores have continued to improve year after year. We Love being a part of the Jefferson community!

Jefferson 5

Posted September 19, 2014
- a parent
Very happy to have my child in this school. I enrolled my child in the middle of last yr and couldn't be happier with the staffs welcoming of my son. My son has thrived already at this school and I'm excited to see what this yr brings. The principle really is incredible and my desire to write the review has a lot to do with him and how well the school runs as a result. I'm not sure if he has been recognized yet.. but he should!

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Jefferson
4302 North 13th St, Tacoma, WA  98406
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. (253) 571-4000
Last modified Jefferson is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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