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Jefferson Elementary

318 S Payne St • New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-3500 • Fax: 507-233-3501
Attendance: 507-233-3509
Principal: Denise Schroeder-Einck

Welcome to Jefferson Elementary

Open house is coming up soon! Meet the teachers, see the classrooms, drop off school supplies, fill out beginning of the year forms and get school pictures taken.

  • Tuesday, August 22 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 23 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Click the button below to sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher during one of our open house dates.

Click here to sign up

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 600 students. For the 2019-20 school year, there were eight sections of first grade with 19-20 students per class, seven sections of second grade with 22-23 students per class, six sections of third grade with 24-25 students per class, and six sections of fourth grade with 23-24 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, 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.

Bullying Reporting

“Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and: (1) there is an actual or perceived imbalance of power between the student engaging in prohibited conduct and the target of the behavior and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or (2) materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.

To report an incident, please complete our online bullying reporting from.

Bullying reporting is monitored on school calendar days. Your submission will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member who will conduct an investigation on this matter.

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