Jennifer Korfhage

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2710 Hamburg Pike
Jeffersonville, IN


(812) 288-4855


(812) 288-4870

School Hours

Building Open to Students
8:40 am
Student Instructional Day
9:00 am to 3:35 pm

Mission Statement

The mission of the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School community is to provide a positive environment with a continuum of services that will instill in all students the self-esteem, self-discipline, and motivation to master the academic and social skills necessary to ensure success in the world of today and the world of the future.

Belief Statements

  • Believe all children can learn
  • Enhancing life-long learning
  • Looking at the whole child
  • Involving community and parents
  • Encourage students to meet their potential
  • Focused on curriculum and instruction
  • Safe and nurturing environment

About TJ

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (TJES) houses kindergarten through fifth grade and has an enrollment of approximately 350 students.  The mission of TJES is to provide students with self-discipline, self-esteem and the motivation to master the academic and social skills necessary to ensure success.  TJES has been honored as a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education in 1990 and 2011.  The dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals and staff believe we are responsible for encouraging every child to meet their potential.  TJES is known for its focus on music, art and technology education.  Our holistic approach to education provides our students with exciting and challenging opportunities to be successful throughout the year.

TJES partners with the community to ensure the success of all students.  One of our largest attributes is our Parent Teacher Association.  Over the last decade TJES’s PTA has raised approximately $100,000 to benefit the school, teachers, students, and community.

Outstanding Qualities

  • 17 percent increase in English/Language Arts ISTEP+ test scores over the past three years

  • 23 percent increase in Math ISTEP+ test scores over the past three years

  • Indiana Department of Education Four Star School – 1990 and 2011

  • Strong focus on health and nutrition of students

  • Art, Music and technology education

  • Extracurricular opportunities; chorus, hand bells, academic team, competitive athletics, and student council

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