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Welcome to Jefferson Elementary, home of the Eagles!
Old Jefferson School
(91 Van Giesen, Richland Washington)
Jefferson Site: Land bounded on the west by George Washington Way, on the north by Van Giesen Street, on the east by Hunt Avenue, and on the south by a line perpendicular to George Washington Way extending along the south boundary of the tennis courts from George Washington Way to Hunt Avenue (July 10, 1952). It consisted of 12 acres.
1944: $114,672 (9 classrooms)
1948: $451,000 (12 classrooms); reroof gymnasium
1954: $351,359 (2 kindergarten and 9 primary classrooms)
Square Footage: 63,034
1944-1947: Louise Johnston
1953-1973: Arthur E. Lind
1973 -: Gerald Lane
The school was named after Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) who was the author of and signed the Declaration of Independence.; was first Secretary of State; he established the District of Columbia; organized the Democratic - Republican parties; was Minister to France; elected Vice President in 1776; wrote the Kentucky Resolution; was President of the United States 1801-1809. His native state was Virginia where he graduated from William and Mary College.
Most of "old" Jefferson School was demolished in 1982. A replacement school was occupied February 1982.
Jefferson Elementary School, 1525 Hunt, Richland School District (Benton County, WA). The old Jefferson School building was first occupied in September 1944. By 1980 the building needed so many costly repairs the school board decided to build a new school on the same site. The new Jefferson school was occupied on February 22, 1982. The old building was demolished that same year. The name Jefferson had been selected because Thomas Jefferson was president of the United States during the Lewis and Clark Expedition which opened the Pacific Northwest to settlement.
Source: Name on the Schoolhouse, An Anecdotal List of Some Historic Names of Schools in Washington State, Compiled and Edited by Kenneth L. Calkins.1991. ISBN 0-9630702-0-7
Supplemental Educational Services 2015-2016
Adequate Yearly Progress
Title I Schoolwide Plans
Parents are invited and encouraged to participate in the development of the Schoolwide Plan/Campus Improvement Plan. Parents are invited each spring to participate in the development of each Title I school’s plan. The team is comprised of various stakeholders- parents, community members, administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and support personnel. This team is responsible for reviewing data and providing input into the development of the school’s Title I plan. Parents from each demographic group are invited and encouraged to participate in the development of the annual Schoolwide Plan or Campus Improvement Plan.
A copy of the plan will be provided to parents on request. Please visit your child’s school to request a copy of the Title I Plan. Parents can share their comments or questions about the plan with a campus administrator.