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Jefferson’s students are served by an outstanding education system of both public and parochial schools along with St. Coletta, an institution that supports those with developmental disabilities.

The School District of Jefferson is comprised of East Elementary, West Elementary, Sullivan Elementary, Jefferson Middle School and Jefferson High School. At the elementary level, Jefferson schools not only focus on comprehensive core curriculum, but also heavily emphasize Character Education. Each elementary school also employs the latest technology, with computer labs for student use and SmartBoards installed in every classroom.

Jefferson Middle School

Jefferson Middle School follows the Advisory model and modified block schedule in order to best serve the middle school age group. Along with Common Core Standards, all students also take classes in health, tech/careers and Spanish, the may also enroll in band and/or choir.

Jefferson High School is proud to provide “an environment of excellence” to its students. This environment includes more advanced placement offerings than any other area school, dual-credit courses, high ACT scores, extensive co-curricular offerings, a drama department recognized by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Outstanding Achievement, recognition as a National School of Character, and a newly renovated, state-of-the-art athletic stadium.

public education system

Alternatives to the public education system are available through Jefferson’s two parochial institutions — St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran and St. John the Baptist Catholic grade schools. Additionally, Jefferson is fortunate to be home to St. Coletta of Wisconsin, one of the oldest Catholic service organizations in the country, which provides residential and vocational programming to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Students of all ages looking to continue their education are served through Madison Area Technical College’s Fort Atkinson Campus, which has an annual enrollment of approximately 3,500 students. MATC-Fort Atkinson has been a part of the Jefferson community since 1931, and currently offers 15 associate degree and certificate programs, along with a number of great services including an Adult Learning Center, a library, assessment, career and academic advising, the Challenge Exam, GED testing, HSED/GED programs and tutoring.

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