Jefferson Elementary School is located in the Borough of Emmaus, a quiet suburb of Allentown with proximity to New York, Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains and the Jersey Shore. Rebuilt in 1999, Jefferson Elementary School currently houses 280 students in grades Kindergarten through first. There is one building administrator, twelve general education teachers, one guidance counselor, one IST (instructional Support Teacher), one Learning Support teacher, two CLIU #21 Life Skills teachers, and approximately thirty support staff members who make up the Jefferson educational team. Jefferson is one of seven elementary schools in the East Penn School District. The facilities at Jefferson Elementary consist of twenty-three classrooms, including a gymnasium, library, music room, art room with a kiln, and a cafetorium. Each classroom has been fitted with and electronic interactive white board and proxima projector, five student desktop workstations, and two building wide laptop carts for technological exploration.
Jefferson Elementary School has been and continues to be celebrated as a small neighborhood school in which teachers and staff get to know students, parents, and families on a personal level. Parental involvement as well as community involvement is essential to the academic successes seen at Jefferson Elementary. A strong PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) supports the school through a variety of means including volunteerism and fund raising. Community partnerships such as after school academic and social activities and events provide a safe place for students to go, grow, and learn. Jefferson prides itself as a school in which we meet the academic needs of our students in a hands-on manner. Jefferson faculty and students have embraced Project Based Learning as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teaching and learning initiatives.