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 Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Kingsport, TN (Kingsport City School System). Originally built in 1957, and renovated in 1992, Jefferson Elementary School's current enrollment is 460 students, with 31 professional staff members and 30 support staff members.
     Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was named for our 3rd president, a noteworthy model to live up to.  Jefferson was a man of rather remarkable intelligence.  He was a farmer, a scholar, an architect, an author, an inventor, and a statesman.  His passion for books was perhaps equaled by his fascination with technology.
With an appreciation of the eclectic genius of our namesake, we at Jefferson Elementary strive to provide an educational experience for our children which, while grounded in basic academic skills, also encourages the emotional, cultural and creative development of our students.
    Thomas Jefferson's vision of the future and fascination with invention is reflected in our school's incorporation of high level technology into our traditional curriculum framework. The faculty and administration realize that the education of our children is a joint effort with the parents and the community. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged and we enjoy a tremendous level of parent volunteerism. A strong and active PTO not only addresses in-school issues, but regularly communicates ideas and concerns to the Board of Education and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen members.