Jefferson Elementary School provides a warm, nurturing learning environment for Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade students. Jefferson is located in a cozy community setting right next door to the Cammack Village Police Department. Our staff teaches from a curriculum based on the latest education models in combination with the basic "three Rs". Students have access to K-2 enrichment, a gifted program (3rd - 5th), Project-based STEM Activities, classroom computers, a spectacular media center with a mini-lab, a Maker Space and many books, full time music and art programs, speech and resource assistance and a licensed professional counselor. Jefferson offers the STARS Tutoring Program for K-2 reading, Camp Rock Afterschool Tutoring in Literacy and Math, Saxaphone and Violin Lessons, Basketball Team, Cheer Team, Chess Team, and a computer-based Accelerated Reading program.
Currently, there are eight National Board Certifed Teachers on staff at Jefferson. Eight teachers have been trained in Orton Gillingham methods (dyslexia). The teachers at Jefferson have received many other awards for excellence; the Little Rock "Teacher of the Year Award," the Arkansas "New Teacher of the Year Award," VIPS "Educator of the Year Award," the Lions Club "Teacher Recognition Award," the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media's "Library Media Specialist of the Year Award," and the Arkansas "Counselor of the Year" award are but a few of these. Sixty-seven per cent of the staff has Master's Degrees with an average of 16 years teaching experience and one teacher has earned her Doctorate. Our K-4 classroom teachers have received K-4 Crusades training to strengthen teaching skills in math, science and reading.
Jefferson Elementary was a runner-up to Central High in the "Best of Central Arkansas" survey for public schools. Jefferson was designated as a "Blue Ribbon School" by the Arkansas Department of Education, and received the "Elementary School Award of Excellence." Jefferson has earned the designations of "Top 10% of High Performing Schools in Arkansas" and "Top 5% of High Performing Schools in Arkansas."
Jefferson Elementary is the only school in Arkansas to win the state "Outstanding PTA Award" for two consecutive years - 1999 and 2000. Jefferson PTA has won because of their efforts in recruiting and parental involvement. Partners in Education are KATV Channel 7, Janet Jones Realty, U of A Systems, Centennial Bank, Calvary Baptist Church, and Cammack Village Police Department.
At Jefferson you can experience the warmth of a neighborhood school, even if you don't live in the neighborhood!
Jefferson Elementary does not require uniforms.
Partners in Education:
- Cammack Village Police Department
- Janet Jones Realty
- KATV Channel 7
- University of Arkansas Systems
- Calvary Baptist Church
- Centennial Bank - Kavanaugh Branch