Jefferson Elementary School

Preparing the children of today for tomorrow...

School Updates

Principal's Message

  • Welcome to Jefferson School!

    Jefferson Elementary School has approximately 360 students and 75 faculty members working together towards student achievement and social-emotional development. We support the district's vision, "Preparing the children of today for tomorrow", by providing state of the art instructional design and community support and development. Jefferson utilizes the theme, "Jefferson School ROCKS". ROCKS stands for Respect Others, self and environment by being Courteous, Kind, and Safe. Students are supported in a nurturing setting to reach their potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Best practices in instruction, along with progressive technology, come together to enhance our students' education.

    Our School maintains its Bronze Certification through NJ Sustainable Schools. Jefferson School also accomplished a plethora of philanthropic contributions to various organizations, such as Dimes for Downs, Cards for Troops, Jeans for Troops, St. Baldrick's, Bridge for Books, and Jump Rope for Heart. Locally, Jefferson School contributes towards local social services through food drives and a "Giving Tree" event during the holidays. This school year, the students facilitated the Community Care project, allowing items that would normally be discarded at lunch to be donated directly to Roxbury Social Services. The school is proud of its students and staff for going above and beyond.

    At Jefferson, we strive to challenge students at their optimal learning level, through differentiated instruction. Students engage in small group learning and individualized instruction a majority of the day in ELA and Mathematics. Our curriculum is delivered in a workshop instructional model. We also have a full "In Support of Learning" program for students below benchmark progress; and an enrichment program entitled "Providing Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge" (PEAK), focused on STEAM, that is provided at all grade levels. Jefferson School is an inclusive setting that fosters individualized support for all to demonstrate personal growth and achievement. There is an inclusion section at every grade level, out-of-class resources and a full preschool disabled program available at the school.

District News

  • Dr. Frank Santora

    Roxbury Schools Announces New Superintendent

    The Roxbury Township Board of Education is very pleased to report that at the Monday, May 8th Board of Education meeting it unanimously passed the appointment of Dr. Frank Santora as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools.

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    Roxbury Schools Seeks Community Input in Search of Next Superintendent

    Peterson will facilitate another public session, this time virtually via Google Meet, for those to voice their opinions and suggestions regarding their vision for the future of the district and the criteria for selecting a new superintendent on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

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    Roxbury School District Initiates Search for Superintendent

    The NJSBA will lead a presentation of the Roxbury superintendent search program at a special meeting of the Board of Education to be held on Thursday, March 9 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Eisenhower Middle School auditorium located at 47 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna. An overview of the search program, schedule, and community survey will be provided followed by a public session where those in attendance can voice their opinions and suggestions regarding their vision for the future of the district and the criteria for selecting a new superintendent.

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  • Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted

    Alumni, faculty, staff, students, or friends of Roxbury Schools may submit nominations for the eighth annual Distinguished Alumni Award. All interested in submitting a nomination may complete and return the nomination form by no later than April 28, 2023 for the upcoming selection year. Online submissions are preferred and can be located at

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  • Early Act President Bryan Piazza and VP Sydney Schutz hold $2K Check for Goryeb

    Jefferson School’s Early Act Club Spreads the Love for Goryeb

    Jefferson Elementary School’s Early Act Club, an extension of the Rotary Club that teaches students to give back to their community through service projects, raised money during this Valentine's season for Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown. The Early Act Club, comprised of fourth-grade students, raised money during the last month by organizing Valentine’s Day Grams where families could purchase these grams for $5 each to send to their students at Jefferson School on Valentine’s Day.

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