Jefferson Elementary School

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1400 Ada St

Berkeley, CA 94702

(510) 644-6298

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 331

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

36 Parent Reviews for Jefferson Elementary School

This is hands down the BEST school my daughter has attended. The BEST teachers and administration that I have ever dealt with. I am a very visible parent when it comes to my daughter and I have no problems having my questions answered and/or addressed. My daughter is very soft spoken, she has a sweet ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/02/13

Jefferson elementary has a tightly knit community of educators, students and families. Teachers, school staff and volunteers go above and beyond to ensure all students are cared for and a love of learning is truly nurtured here.

Posted by a parent on 09/23/13

Jefferson has an amazing staff. During career day they put up posters about the colleges they went to. I was surprised at what an overeducated group of teachers we have. They are really dedicated to making sure that every child gets what they need to achieve their best.

Posted by a parent on 09/20/13

Amazing school. The teachers are all excellent. The JefferSons and daughters program that helps families in need with things that make kids feel part of the school (holiday costumes, back to school backpacks) so kids feel great being part of the school. We love it.

Posted by a parent on 09/18/13

Fabulous teachers and community. Strong parental involvement and excellent range of PTA-run activities and after school classes. Principal is obviously dedicated, but often does not appear open to input from either parents or the PTA.

Posted by a parent on 09/13/13

I have two children at Jefferson -- a first and fourth grader. It's a small school with a great teacher and parent community, and deep commitment from both! The teachers are really committed, and work hard to meet the needs of the kids and to be sure kids are having fun in the process. The school is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/12/13

Teachers are very caring and form a supportive community. There is a healthy PTA and the school actively works to address the opportunity/achievement gap. All in all, it's an excellent school. The only concern I have is that this year there is a large construction project that will disrupt the schoolyard. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/13

Recent transplants from Brooklyn, NY and feel so lucky to be part of this school. Berkeley schools limit the number of students to around 20 (in Brooklyn we had 25-30 per class). I also really like the small size of the school (~300), strong PTA and the teachers & headmistress seem very dedicated and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/13

This is a really good local Berkeley public elementary school. The teachers are great, the kids are happy and engaged and the sense of community is strong. The only downside this year is that some of the school is blocked off due to construction. But, that is going well. Next year when the new library ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/13

I don't fail to be impressed by the quality of education my girls are receiving at Jefferson. I went to a fancy-pants private school when I was their age, rated one of the best in the state; I mean it when I say that I'm pretty sure my girls are receiving an education that is every bit its equivalent, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/13

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Test scores for Jefferson Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Jefferson Elementary School
Berkeley Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Berkeley schools — Jefferson Elementary School is located at 1400 Ada St, Berkeley CA 94702. 1400 Ada St is in the 94702 ZIP code in Berkeley, CA The school district for Jefferson Elementary School is the Berkeley Unified School District. Jefferson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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