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Jefferson Science Magnet School - Norwalk, CT The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
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Jefferson Science Magnet School – Norwalk, CT

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Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools

Jefferson Science Magnet School

75 Van Buren Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06850-3306

(203) 899-2870

Mr. John Reynolds, Principal

Title I School, Magnet School

School Website

Norwalk School District



To develop the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students to create life long learners and problem solvers

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 16%
  • White: 14%
  • Hispanic: 55%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 29%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 68%
Welcome to Jefferson, where

Welcome to Jefferson, where "We Help Each Other" learn and grow!

Jefferson Science Magnet School is one of 12 elementary schools located in Norwalk, CT. Jefferson services an average of 600 students per year and believes that all students can achieve at high levels. The school’s science theme is embedded in rich on and off-site experiences with several community partners throughout the city and state. These multifaceted experiences are brought to the classroom and utilized by staff in a variety of ways across all curricular areas. Grade level science objectives are met by these activities as well. Jefferson students often attend science labs where they combine their science excursions with grade level content; applying inquiry based learning and problem solving skills to deepen their understanding on a range of topics. Another powerful practice at Jefferson Science Magnet School is a targeted flexible regrouping program called "Double Dose". All students K-5 are organized into small homogeneous groups for focused language arts instruction. These groups are established with analyzed data from teacher created formative assessments, running for 1 hour each day for 4 - 6 weeks at a time. The staff work collaboratively each session to deliver focused instruction from foundational skills to enrichment. The combination of meaningful science based experiences coupled with focused small group instruction, has resulted in high achieving students at Jefferson over the past decade. Jefferson’s school motto is "We Help Each Other". It is this practice of helping students, families, and teachers that has resulted in all of Jefferson’s students achieving high levels of growth in all areas.

This website has been funded, at least in part, with Federal Funds from the U.S. Department of Education under contract number ED-OCO-11-O-0085. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Applications are due March 27th, 2015
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In order to accommodate early notification of magnet applications the lottery will be held at Jefferson Science Magnet School on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Families will receive notification on Friday, April 24, 2015.

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