OUR DISTRICT

The School District of Jefferson encompasses an area of 94 square miles, including the City of Jefferson and the townships of Aztalan, Farmington, Hebron, Jefferson, Oakland, Concord, Sullivan, and the Village of Sullivan.  The School District operates five schools:  three elementary schools (PreK-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12), with a combined enrollment of over 1,900 students.

CURRICULUM

Our district is committed to the development of challenging and engaging standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  Our seven-year curriculum cycle has been carefully tailored to assure regular review and updating of K-12 course offerings.  Systematic staff development activities provide staff with a variety of opportunities for dialogue with colleagues, K-12 curriculum alignment, curriculum writing, technology training, and professional growth.

Students with exceptional talents have their needs addressed through the district’s Challenge Program.  Students with disabilities and exceptional education needs are provided with a full continuum of special education and related services.  Specialists provide diagnostic and remedial services in reading at all levels as well as regular instruction in art, music, and physical education for elementary students.  The district offers a full range of special programming for students with limited-English skills.

EVENTS

The School District of Jefferson offers a full spectrum of events from vocal and instrumental music concerts and solo and ensemble competitions, theatrical performances, and all major athletic offerings.  For a full listing of all school district events log on to:  http://www.jefferson.k12.wi.us/pages/School_District_of_Jefferson/Calendars/2012-2013_Activity_Calendar

OUR MISSION

The School District of Jefferson, in partnership with our community, provides an environment of excellence and opportunity for all students to achieve their dreams.

OUR VISION

The School District of Jefferson is a student-centered organization which meets or exceeds the needs and expectations of its students, parents, and community.  The District is recognized locally, statewide, and nationally as a district where “student learning and achievement” and “outstanding character development” are paramount.

The culture of the District is one in which all students are challenged to attain a maximum level of performance commensurate with their individual abilities.  Student learning is individualized through early and formative intervention to ensure that high performance is encouraged and rewarded.  Poor effort and failure are not acceptable options.

The District is a recognized leader in the use of innovative, research-validated teaching and learning methodologies.  Using extensive collaboration among staff, students, and parents, professional learning communities are a vital part of the learning experience.  The staff is among the “best in class” in quality of preparation and delivery of services, as evidenced by student performance and professional credentials.  The number of certified staff attaining the highest level of professional certification (Wisconsin Master Teacher or National Board for Professional Teaching Standards) increases annually.  Overall student performance, as measured by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and state and district standards, improves annually.  In addition, other measures of outstanding student performance, such as the number of National Merit scholars, Kohl scholars, Advanced Placement students, and students who score above national norms on the ACT college admissions test, continue to increase.

The district is a place where quality is pervasive and self-evident. The community and others recognize the district’s exceptional quality and thereby generously support the need for essential physical and fiscal resources.  A formal “Continuous Quality Improvement” process is deployed, which ensures that high-quality systems and processes are initiated and maintained.  These quality measures are used by the district to gain a competitive advantage in securing external supplemental resources.

The School District of Jefferson is synonymous with excellence.  It is a place where hard work and exemplary character are expected and modeled by students and staff.  Character and work ethic are valued as much as intelligence, social aptitude, and athletic ability.

This is the Jefferson Way.