Bike and Walk to School Day

Who loves a little liquid sunshine? The dozens of Jefferson students who participated in Bike and Walk to School Day.

Thanks to all the students and parents who joined us!


Jefferson's first Jogathon was a fun success!

We raised $2,000 and in 20 minutes the students & teachers ran, walked or jogged 383 miles - Great job everyone!

Titlow Beach at Low Tide

Thanks to Harborwatch and all the parent chaperones for helping make it a great day of discovery for the Kindergarten and First Grades in the intertidal zone!

Our Teachers are "Out of this World"!

It was a great Teacher Appreciation week! Thanks to everyone who donated and showed appreciation to our teachers and staff!

Art Commision

Artist Richard C. Elliott unveiled his commisioned art work "Crossroads" at Jefferson in 2007.

From the artist: "Crossroads is composed of a series of reflector works that enhance the main arterial space, the crossroads of Jefferson Elementary in Tacoma Washington. The rhythm of reflective designs and landscape seen through the clear glass will create a dramatic and kinetic light experience. The art will create a joyful, inspiring, and thoughtful addition to the school setting."

Read more from the artist >

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Jefferson Elementary School reopens

Jefferson Elementary School opened up for the first time in 1906 on property the Tacoma Public Schools purchased for just $300. Almost 100 years later, the original building was torn down and a state-of-the-art new school was built from the ground up on that $300 plot of land.

It opened in September 2004.

Read more on the school district website >


From Porter Brothers Construction, builders of the new school:   New construction of a 52,000 sq ft elementary school.  This steel structure with a brick veneer exterior is a long awaited project of the Tacoma School District.  The construction also includes a two story classroom wing with a structural block gym.  

See photos from Porter Brothers Construction >