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About This School

Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mount Vernon. The principal of Jefferson Elementary School is Peggy Zappone. 550 students attend Jefferson Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 61% of the 550 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Jefferson Elementary School is 18:1. Little Mountain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    awsome school! very attentive to the childrens needs and a wonderful curriculum. this school has an 85% graduation rate. i fell safe with my children here.

  • (1 year ago)

    jefferson is by far the best school in mount vernon. my children have been challeneged academacly and are advancing very well they also have a great special ed group. the teachers are very giving and always willing to help their students. its a very warm and welcoming school. you always see a smile when you walk into this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    the teachers here have gone above and beyond to help my child adjust to his first year. we have contact often and if i ever have a question i have an immediate response. the teachers love the kids and they have a passion for them to excel!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so shocked by Jefferson's rating I am really surprised! We love our school so much..the warm comforting and secure environment the happy lunch ladies the big smiles and greetings the love! The teachers are the best!!! So nuturing able to see our children's needs and strengths able to see that and challenge them at their level! We have such a diverse community here in Mount Vernon we should celebrate that. We need to be thankful for the families who have worked so hard to make this our beautiful valley. We all learn in different ways..we all have our weaknesses..and Jefferson challenges those they are learning! Teachers are not babysitters..they are giving us curriculum helpto guide are children!!Please read to your children! Hug Them! Make Messes! Adore them!!xoxox! Jefferson Elementary teachers and staff don't change anything! You are sooooo loved...With Admiration Shannon Flores

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel bad that this particular parent is so unhappy with Jefferson. My husband and I spent alot of time researching public and private schools to put our daughter in before she started Jefferson. The experience I have had there has been exceptional. We also spend alot of time getting to know the teachers and staff to stay involved with what is going on to help our daughter succeed. A friend of mine that is a teacher told me to let the teacher choose the teacher for the next year because they know the student better in a classroom environment. I have done that and and have gotten some teachers I probly wouldnt have chosen but ended up very happy. Giong through grade school feeling excepted safe and cared about will prepare them for the challenges ahead.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a reason this school is rated a 4 out of 10. After having recently moved to another state (and to a school with a 10 GreatSchools rating) I have come to realize how poor the curriculum is at Jefferson. Both my children are so far behind in their new classes that one of them may have to repeat one year. Aside from the reading program it seems as if the teachers (or district's) main goal is to teach the WASL and not much more. Unfortunately there is little challenge for those children who need it. Gifted students are actually not allowed to excel as they are forced to stay at the same pace as the rest of the class. 2 1/2 hour Kindergarten is a joke especially with all the early release days and days.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have found being new to the school district that the teachers are very caring but that the office staff is not very friendly or helpful. The principal is very active with the student's and seems to be very available for student's and parent's. It is to bad that the office staff is the fist impression you receive when you arrive at the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that Jefferson Elementary has some teachers that really care and make the extra effort for their students. We have been so happy with the changes that our son has made in school this year. Mrs. Stephens has worked with us and found a way to incorporate a teaching method as well as a discipline method that fits our child without making him the outcast. He actually loves his teacher this year and we are thrilled that he really wants to do well and try his best.

  • (8 years ago)

    Jefferson is an excellent school! Children are happy safe and highly educated. Teachers and staff care about excellence. I am very impressed with Jefferson Elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our daughter has been at Jefferson since she was five and she is now in her 6th grade year at this school. Now our son is five and starting school at Jefferson Elementary. We have had nothing but positive experiences at Jefferson. In the seven years that my daughter has gone to that school we have never had a teacher we didn't like. When my son started school this year I was concerned how he would do being away from us but once again his teacher was awesome in making him feel welcome and comfortable. The transition was very pleasant and positive. I am not looking forward to my daughter leaving there for Junior High next year. Luckily we have another 6 years there with our son! Great job Jefferson staff!

  • (9 years ago)

    We have two children at Jefferson and over the last three years we have been very pleased with the educational experience Jefferson offers. The school's reading program is intensive and they have some combined grade level classes (e.g. 1st & 2nd) that we have been very pleased with. Parent participation is encouraged and is high. It's one of the best elementary schools in the area.

  • (10 years ago)

    Actually I was a past student there. I attended this school over 7 years ago and I must say I loved every second of it. The teachers were impressive and always there for us students and the kids as a whole were a nice bunch. My years there were some of the best in my elementary school life and I had been to 4 others prior entering JES. It was a clean relaxing and environment. I loved it!

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