Welcome Letter from Principal

Welcome to Jefferson School’s Webpage.  I hope you find it informative and helpful in answering some of the questions you may have about our wonderful school.

Jefferson Elementary School is part of the Ionia Public School District.  Jefferson was built in 1923.  In 1989 a new gym, food service area, and seven new classrooms were added to the east end of the existing structure.  In addition, additional property was purchases at the south and east ends of our school to improve parking and traffic flow.

Jefferson Elementary School currently houses nearly 400 students with two sections each of kindergarten through fifth grade, 5 sections of Early Childhood Center Program students, 3 sections of Kinder Start students, and 3 resource room sections which also accommodate EMI (Emotionally Mentally Impaired) students

Currently Jefferson Elementary School offers an education in the core curricular areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  Students receive instruction in Art, Music, and Physical Education each week by certified and highly qualified instructors.  Students visit the Computer Lab/Media Center on a daily basis to work on academic software.  Children have a scheduled trip to the Jefferson library one time a week for a half an hour. 

Jefferson School was mentioned as a Best Practices School Building in both the 1998/1999 and the 1999/2000 Standard & Poor’s Report for outperforming the state average, as measured by the proportion of MEAP scores that meet or exceed state standards, despite having above-average levels of economically-disadvantaged students.  In 2004, Jefferson School was honored as a nominee for a Blue Ribbon School by the Michigan Department of Education.  Our school continues to achieve at a high rate.  In both 2006 and 2007 Jefferson School received an “A” on the Education Yes report card as delivered by the Michigan Department of Education.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to become more informed about Jefferson Elementary School.  We believe that it takes a true partnership between home and school to continually achieve the results needed to be a “Grade /A/ School.”

Our office number is 616 527 2740.  We are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. to answer the phone or to personally meet with you. 

Principal Jonathan Duley