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.
Jennifer Still, Principal
Jennifer Still was hired as interim principal at Jefferson Elementary School in 2019. She began her career in public education as a Behavior Consultant for the Linn Benton Education Service District in 2012. Since that time, she has worked as a School Counselor at Pioneer School (K-8) in Lebanon and at Linus Pauling Middle School from 2014-17. Since that time, she has worked as the District’s behavior consultant to serve students K-12 who have difficulties accessing their education.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters in School Counseling from Oregon State University. She also holds a Preliminary Administrator License from Lewis and Clark College. She has a passion for improving systems of support for students and addressing challenges immediately, holistically, and with collaboration.