• 324 Kapahulu Avenue
  • Honolulu, HI 96815


ALL VISITORS AND PARENTS must report to the office to sign in for a school visitor pass. This is to ensure safety, provide accountability, support students, and respect learning.


For the safety and health of our students, the playground is now closed before and after school. There has been an increased number of unsupervised students on the playground at these times and the faculty and staff are not available for supervision during these hours. We ask that students leave campus immediately after school unless they are participating in a school sponsored after school event. Also, as posted on signs around campus, there is to be no riding of scooters, skateboards, hoverboards or bikes while on campus. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jefferson Elementary's Mission

The Vision of Jefferson Elementary School is to be a place where we are committed to developing the whole person to his/her highest potential in a nurturing environment with a sense of respect, trust and 'ohana.


Jefferson Elementary's Vision

We are a school dedicated to producing successive generations of citizens prepared to constructively participate in the society of their time.


Jefferson Elementary's Goals

General Learner Outcomes of Standard-Based Education (Hawaii Department of Education)

  • The ability to be responsible for one's own learning (Self-Directed Learner)
  • The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together (Community Contributor)
  • The ability to be involved in complex thinking and problem solving (Complex Thinker)
  • The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products (Quality Thinker)
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes (Effective Communicator)
  • The ability to use a variety of technologies effectively and ethically (Effective and Ethical User of Technology) 


Jefferson Elementary Alma Mater

Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson,
'This the school we love so well.
Boys and girls all work so happily,
Neath the palms at Waikiki.


Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson,
We will always be faithful and true,
Loyal sons and daughters of Hawaii,
Thomas Jefferson, we love you.


Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson,
All the years we've been with you
Were have learned to stand together,
Everyday throughout the year.


Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson,
We will keep our colors flying ever high
For we love our dear old Alma Mater
We shall always remember you.


DOE Mission

We serve our community by developing the academic achievement, character and social-emotional well-being of our students to the fullest potential. We work with partners, families and communities to ensure that all students reach their aspirations, from early learning through college, career and citizenship.


DOE Vision

Hawaii’s students are educated, healthy, and joyful lifelong learners who contribute positively to our community and global society.


DOE Core Values

Hawaii seeks for its students to meet and exceed world-class academic standards, and do so in a way that reflects our island perspective. Hawaii’s students have strengths and abilities unique to an island home, with a tradition of stewardship, community, and mutual responsibility. We will cultivate, advance, and draw from Hawaii’s rich traditions and Native Hawaiian host culture.

  1. COMMITMENT TO EQUITY & EXCELLENCE: We believe every child is unique and deserves an excellent education — one that develops the whole student. Students succeed when their specific needs are met and their innate gifts and abilities are nurtured.
  2. MEANINGFUL LEARNING: We learn from many sources and in many ways. Hawaii provides abundant real-world learning environments relevant for success in a culturally diverse, technologically complex, and interdependent global society.
  3. CARING RELATIONSHIPS: Education is a responsibility shared by all and the best results come when we work together with aloha, respect, integrity, and openness.
  4. CONNECTION TO COMMUNITY, FAMILY AND AINA: We see students as part of an extended ohana, the environment, a larger community and a global society. Hawaii students value these connections and become stewards to help make our world a better place.


BOE Mission

The mission of the Hawaii State Board of Education is to promote excellence and equity in Hawaii’s public schools and enable all students to meet their own unique and varied potentials.


BOE Vision

Hawaii’s public schools are institutions of learning that parents want their children to attend and students want to attend. All schools, regardless of size, are safe, nurturing learning communities where members work together and all students achieve high academic standards and become contributing members of society.

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://bit.ly/FERPAHI.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Statement
In English | In Other Languages.

Community Partners

Jefferson Elementary would like to recognize the tireless efforts and contributions of the many organizations and individuals from the community.  More information about our community partners can be found here

Academic Partners

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