About Jefferson

  • Thomas Jefferson Photo

    Serves students in grades 7th through 8th.

    School Mascot: Statesmen

    Established in 1960

    School Named for: President Thomas Jefferson

    School Hours: 9:10AM - 4:00PM

    See the bell schedule HERE.

    Mission Statement
    Our mission is to provide a safe school that promotes students who are ready, respectful, and responsible for success in high school.

    Other School Facts:

    • Located in Board District 6
    • US Congressional District 5
    • State Senate District 44
    • State House District 93
    • County Commissioner District 2
    • City County Ward OKC 5

    What's In a Name:
    Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13,1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia. As a young man, he was admitted to the Virginia bar and began to follow his interest in politics and government, serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1770, he married Martha Skelton, a widow. They had 6 children, all girls, but only two survived beyond infancy.

    Jefferson’s leadership before, during and after the American Revolution is well chronicled. He was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and a member of the committee which wrote the Declaration of Independence. After the war, he was elected to numerous offices and served in a variety of diplomatic positions including Governor of Virginia, U. S. Congressman from Virginia, Minister to France, Secretary of State and Vice President of the United States.

    In 1800, he was elected President of the United States. Jefferson has been called “the most brilliantly gifted man ever to grace the presidency.” John F. Kennedy, speaking to a group of Nobel Prize winners, told them they were “the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has every been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

    Despite his brilliance and high position, Jefferson was personally unassuming. As President, he often walked alone or rode horseback throughout Washington instead of riding in a carriage. He sometimes met senators or congressmen in his old bedroom slippers with holes in the toes and with his pet mockingbird perched on his shoulder. Thomas Jefferson died at Monticello on July 4, 1826