• 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.

Thanks to Toridoll for Udon Training Experience

Thank you to all of you who took time out from your busy weekend schedule to join us in making udon from scratch. We all had a wonderful time mixing, stomping, rolling, cutting, and yes...eating freshly made udon. Toridoll even supplied us with shrimp and sweet potato tempura! I felt like I was back in Japan again! A lot of hard work was put into each batch of udon...and a lot of heart! We were also able to plant a breadfruit tree to commemorate our partnership with Toridoll. Channel 2 (KHON) did a wonderful job (on their newscast) showcasing each step of the udon making process. They were able to highlight the smiling faces of our students and of our TEAM members!

Let's hope that we can all do this again next year!

Garret Zakahi
President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

 View pictures of the visit here 

Thanks to Ms. Jasmine and Ms. Brittni for pictures of the event

Jefferson/Toridoll Udon Day on KHON

Waikiki elementary school ‘cooks up’ relationship with community partner through udon making

A hundred new employees from Marukame Udon taught students at Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki Saturday how to make udon noodles from scratch.

The noodles were then cooked and served.

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Jefferson Featured on Tsunami Awareness Story on Hawaii News Now

Awareness key to preparing for tsunamis

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Jefferson Elementary School is in a prime location, just a short walk away from Waikiki Beach. It’s also well within the tsunami inundation zone.

"It's not a matter of 'if' a tsunami is going to come our way, it's a matter of 'when.'" said Principal Garret Zakahi.

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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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