• 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.

Principals Message: Being Thankful

Aloha TEAM,

I would like to wish all of you and your families a "Happy Thanksgiving". This is the season of "giving thanks" and to remember what we are "thankful" for. Please take some time during this extended holiday weekend to reflect on what you are "thankful" for.

I am "thankful" for my family . . . the Zakahi ohana and my Jefferson Ohana. My Zakahi family taught me the value of never forgetting where you came from, the value and spirit of sportsmanship, and the fact that each child has different strengths and opportunities for grow, so the strategies that may work for one child, may not work for another.

I am "thankful" for my Jefferson ohana. You have taught me the value of the TEAM, to put students before yourself and to do what is right for our students. Yes, we all have our little bumps in the road, but at the end of the day, we all believe that we are a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More). My Jefferson ohana embraces our school's brand "our family . . our culture . . . our land". I know this, as first time visitors to our campus tell me that there is something special about the school. I tell our visitors our brand and they say . . . yes, that kind of sums up their visitation.

Enjoy your weekend with family and friends. Be thankful for everything that you have and donate/volunteer your time with families that are less fortunate than you.

We are all a TEAM and you are all appreciated!

Garret Zakahi
President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

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
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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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