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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/25/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is located in a residential neighborhood on Rose Street in Bellflower. The facilities include 22 regular education classrooms, two special education classrooms, a multipurpose room that also serves as the school cafeteria, a school library, a 40 station computer lab, a media room, and smaller specialized rooms for students needing assistance in specific academic areas. We are also pleased to offer full day kindergarten.
Thomas Jefferson serves 550 students. The attendance rate at the school was 96.41 percent during the prior school year. Student enrollment includes a variety of ethnic backgrounds: Asian 3 percent, Pacific Islander 3 percent, Filipino 4 percent, Hispanic 63 percent, African-American 16 percent, Caucasian 8 percent and multiple 4 percent.
Students at Thomas Jefferson regularly learn about career opportunities within their core academic subjects, with daily lessons including integration of subject matter to real world situations and careers. In addition, students are given opportunities beyond the classroom setting to experience the world of work through student council activities and learn about their various options through our College and Career Monday program. In addition, we offer several after school enrichment classes that include reading, math, critical thinking, and computer club. Our Apple Program from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for Kinder - 6th graders provides after school homework support and recreational and enrichment opportunities.
The school has 22 regular education teachers, three special education teachers, one Title I support teacher, a Technology Specialist, a Math Specialist, an Assistant Principal, and a Principal. Other personnel serving the school include a family advocate, psychologist, two health assistants, a school counselor, and a speech and language therapist. All staff meet the credential requirements of the State of California and sixty percent of our certificated staff have advanced degrees. Students receive additional support before, during and after school, and GATE students receive differentiated instruction.
Our mission is to educate all students using a cohesive, focused, and comprehensive program of instruction. We are dedicated to maximizing opportunities for our diverse student population so that they can fulfill their social and academic potential in a safe, student-centered learning environment.
Last updated: 1/31/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/17/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||18.1 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.3 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||63.8 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1.8 %|
|Two or More Races||2.5 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||88.1 %|
|English Learners||27.5 %|
|Students with Disabilities||12.7 %|
|Foster Youth||1.0 %|
Last updated: 1/23/2017