We have been educating young people in Corvallis since 1960. Currently we serve 350 students with 62 staff.
Jefferson provides a solid educational foundation for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Our students regularly achieve at high levels on the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) with more than 85% of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders either meeting or achieving the standard on state reading and math tests. Jefferson boasts a strong music program that includes the Jaguar Choir and Jag Band. Students regularly participate in wellness activities including regular physical education and planting and harvesting in our Jefferson Garden.
Jefferson Elementary School is unique in the district because we are the proud home to the elementary Life Skills program. Life Skills classrooms are designed for students with a variety of developmental disabilities who need a highly structured environment. Instruction is focused on academics at the student’s level and a curriculum that prepares students for independent living including personal safety. Life Skills students are a part of general education classrooms as well as the Life Skills classrooms. We all learn and play together.
Beth Martin, Principal
Ms. Martin started her career in education as a second-grade teacher in Texas, where she taught for two years before joining the Corvallis School District as a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School and most recently served as principal at Adams Elementary. Ms. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.
Ms. Martin focuses on establishing positive relationships with students, staff, and families.