2020 National Blue Ribbon School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was named a 2020 Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. "I'm so proud to be the principal of such an amazing group of staff, students, and parents here at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. We are honored to be the recipients of such a prestigious award..." -Principal Brent Johnson.
Department of Public Instruction School of Recognition
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was named a DPI School of Recognition. Schools that receive the award are in the top quarter based on the percentage of free/reduced lunch, are title 1 eligible, have above-average academic scores on the WKCE, have students who falling into of the top 3 Accountability Index Categories of 'Meeting Expectations,' 'Exceeding Expectations,' or 'Significantly Exceeding Expectations' on the School Report Card, and meet the state's test participation, attendance, and dropout goals.
Department of Public Instruction Spotlight School
Spotlight schools partner with other schools to gain knowledge of programs, they offer visitors tours to view learning in a variety of areas and programs, they offer visitors an understanding of how the school-wide behavior model works, and they showcase the "Kids on the Grow" after-school program with focuses on strengthening math and literacy skills.
Wisconsin PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Network School of Distinction
PBIS Network Schools of Distinction sustain fidelity implementation of critical elements of tier 1/universal PBIS (as demonstrated by a minimum of 2 consecutive years of Benchmarks of Quality results), demonstrate that their sustained implementation has had positive effects on their academic and/or behavioral data, implement PBIS throughout the school environment, including classrooms, involve parents and the community to ensure the continued success of PBIS implementation in the school, and examine data to ensure that the tier 1/universal system is effective for all groups of students.
Farm to School
Farm to School sites promote healthy eating habits by increasing their knowledge of fresh fruits and vegetables, engage students with physically active activities, work with community members and local farmers, teach students the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and help students be self-sufficient.
Green and Healthy School: Sugar Maple
Schools recognized as Green and Healthy involve the community in a shared goal, promote health and wellness, focus on environmental curriculum, have students who are committed to attaining a healthy and environmentally-friendly school, and focus on green initiatives.