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Jefferson Science Magnet School - Norwalk, CT The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Recognizing Great American Schools for over 30 Years

Jefferson Science Magnet School – Norwalk, CT

Award Year 2014

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

 

Mission

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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11/26/2014 1:20 PM   Early Dismissal-90 minutes 
School will release at 1:20
Have a great Thanksgiving! See you Monday!
11/27/2014 12:00 AM   No School  
No School. Happy Thanksgiving
12/11/2014 8:30 AM   The Winter Concert 
Come see our 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade orchestra and holiday concert!!!
12/11/2014 6:30 PM   PTO Meeting 
Babysitting will be avaliable
12/23/2014 1:20 PM   Early Dismissal  
12/24/2014 12:00 AM   Winter Break  
Enjoy! See you January 5th!
1/8/2015 6:30 PM   PTO MEETING 
Babysitting will be available
1/19/2015 5:00 PM   Burger Bar  
Bring your family for dinner at Burger Bar and help support "Jefferson School"
2/12/2015 6:30 PM   PTO Meeting 
Babysitting will be avaliable
2/13/2015 8:30 AM   Winter Break  
Enjoy! See you back on the 18th!

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Get Moving!
Get Moving!
 
Study Island
 
Dance Mat Typing!
 
Time for Kids!
 
Multiplication!
 
Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics.
 
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American Revolution
5th Grade Social Studies
 
Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts.
 
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