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