About Us

School Day Schedule

7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


  • We commit ourselves to educate and inspire all students to achieve their full potential.
  • Our students will master challenging district standards and benchmarks and develop creative and critical thinking abilities.
  • We empower students to be lifelong learners and caring, responsible citizens of our global community.  


Rhonda Buchanan

Important Information

Principal's Message

Welcome to Jefferson Elementary School!

As the principal of Jefferson Elementary School, I would like to share a heartfelt welcome to all! Jefferson Elementary School has 290 students enrolled in our Kindergarten through grade five.

Jefferson students love to learn, and our staff of committed educators actively engage students in the learning process.  We believe that learning is a lifelong process and we strive to provide a nurturing, safe environment where all students can achieve. We recognize that every child is unique and we emphasize respect for each person and their special gifts. 

We encourage parents to partner in the educational process with us as we prepare children to be responsible, productive citizens.  We strive to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of our diverse students with highly trained and engaged staff. Our staff is made up of a healthy mix of newer staff and veterans to ensure an optimal learning environment for all.  Jefferson staff have been trained in a variety of techniques to assist our learners including Conscious Discipline, Love and Logic, Trauma Informed Care and Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS).

OASD curriculum encourages differentiated instruction, so every learner is taught at their level.  This allows every child to experience success in our educational setting as they grow in their educational journey. We offer hands-on learning opportunities for students to process and share their thinking, develop reasoning skills and successfully solve problems.  Our educators utilize data in decision making and instruction to ensure our students achieve and succeed.

Jefferson Patriots model The Jefferson Way every day with the expectation of being respectful, responsible and safe. Staff and students model and practice these traits to build a positive classroom and school culture. Jefferson Elementary staff are dedicated professionals who are committed to making our school a safe, exciting environment where learning can occur.

Jefferson families are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of our school community.  Families get involved through our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), through monthly family events and in classroom celebrations.  Families are also welcome to volunteer in our school, as we value the important role families play in the educational process.

If you have any questions about Jefferson Elementary School, please contact me at 920-424-0165.  By working together as a school community, we can ensure every student is a true success story!


Rhonda Buchanan

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 193
Grades: K-5
School Colors: Red, White, Blue
School Mascot: Patriots

Title I Schoolwide

State Report Card

As part of the state accountability system, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. The School Report Card, using multiple measures of student learning, is based on data primarily from the previous school year. Please see our school's latest DPI School Report Card below. 

To learn more about the Oshkosh Area School District’s overall score for the 2018-2019 school year, CLICK HERE

Jefferson Elementary - 2018-19 School Report Card

First page of the PDF file: SRC_Public_Jefferson_Elementary_2018-19_17271-17148

Recess Guidlines

Recess Jacket Guidelines

                Less than 50 degrees– STOP students must wear a jacket.

               50-59 degrees– SLOW DOWN and think– jacket choice (Can’t come back in)

              60 degrees and above– GO.  No jacket needed.

Indoor Recess Guidelines

               Less than 10 degrees or Zero Wind Chill or rain– STOP students stay inside

              10 degrees and above Zero Wind Chill– GO OUTSIDE