318 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
Welcome To Jefferson Elementary
Jefferson Elementary School is a child-focused primary school located at 318 South Payne Street. It shares the site and parking lot with the Middle School. The original school building was completed in September of 1962. Renovations and additions of nine classrooms were completed in 1997. During the summer months in 2005, an extensive ventilation project was completed. Among other remodeling throughout the building during the summer months of 2016, a multi purpose room and a secure entrance were also added to Jefferson.
Jefferson Elementary School is a Grade 1 – Grade 4 primary school with an enrollment of approximately 635 students. For the 2016-17 school year, there are seven sections of first grade with 18-20 students per class, eight sections of second grade with 21 students per class, seven sections of third grade with 22-24 students per class and seven sections of fourth grade with 23-25 students per class.
Jefferson Elementary School offers a variety of experiences, focusing on the academic, emotional and social growth of children. Some unique opportunities for Jefferson students include a free breakfast for students, Title I services for reading and math, a S.M.A.R.T. room and an autism resource room. Students also receive physical education, music, art, media, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) taught weekly by specialists.
Jefferson Elementary School welcomes parents and community helpers both in and out of the classroom. Please contact the principal’s office at 507-233-3500 for volunteer opportunities.
If you would like to visit your child’s classroom, please make arrangements with the classroom teacher in advance.
For more information on Jefferson Elementary School, please click here to view the parent and student handbook.