Welcome to Jefferson Elementary School! We want to provide educational and character-building opportunities for students, parents, teachers and administrators by working together to develop academic and social skills for present and future success.
Mission Statement: We at Jefferson Elementary will strive to achieve our personal best as we become life-long learners by showing respect, acting responsibly and behaving safely.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
8418 S. 107th E. Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
School Hours - Monday-Thursday: 8:25 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. / Friday: 8:50 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Main Phone: 918-357-4339
Principal Kim Rampey
Resources - Book Fair
Our school is named after Thomas Jefferson who was the third President of the United States, elected in 1801 and serving until 1809. He is most widely known as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He is one of only two people in history to have accomplished a so-called “Triple Crown,” serving as Secretary of State (under George Washington), vice president (under John Adams), and as President. He died on the Fourth of July, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
• ARC (Gifted and Talented Program)
• Accelerated Reader
• Chess Club
• Safety Patrol
• Broadcast Crew
• Character Counts
• Student Council
• Boy Scouts
• Girl Scouts
• Youth Arts
• Honor Choir
• Speed Stackers
• Little Dribblers
• Intramural Youth Sports-through Union Public Schools
• Cheerleading and Spirit Squads-through Union Public Schools
• Jefferson Milers
Jefferson participates in the Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI). The community school’s philosophy supports school personnel, parents, neighbors and community partners working together so our children can participate in a strong instructional program by living and learning in safe and supportive environments.
Core components of a community school are:
Jefferson Elementary Schools is very excited to be the only Tulsa-area distribution site for Bountiful Baskets - a food co-op that delivers fresh produce twice a month at a low cost. The program started in February 2012.
"Jefferson has been approved to be the only distribution site in the Tulsa area," Principal Kim Wilson said. "Currently there are sites in Bartlesville and Ada."
Visit www.bountifulbaskets.org for more information.
Said Rampey, "The most popular basket is the fresh fruit and vegetable that costs $15. Trixy Lewis, one of our Jefferson parents, has been participating for several months and said she always gets a large quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables for her $15. There are other baskets that contain bread items and organic items. There is no income requirements to participate. Anyone interested visits the website and purchases the basket of their choice
School History and Dedication
On February 13, 2007, voters approved a $17 million bond issue, which included $9.5 million for the school's construction. Thomas Jefferson Elementary was built on land purchased from a previous bond issue between 81st and 91st streets and Garnett Road and U.S. 169.
During the dedication on August 14, 2001, Principal Kim Wilson said, "Building a school is a monumental task. Selecting a name for that school that the community will rally behind and support is just as important. With Thomas Jefferson we have done just that. "
Thomas Jefferson wished to be remembered for three accomplishments from his public life though there are many more for which he was known. He was governor of Virginia. He served as the United States Minister to France. He was Secretary of State for President George Washington. He served as Vice President for John Adams. He was elected our president from 1801-1809. On his tombstone, however, for which he himself wrote the inscription, only these three accomplishments appear:
Our country declared its independence through his words. Our country more than doubled its size through his commissioning of the Lewis and Clark expedition during his presidency. Our country’s children today are assured a free and public education through his strong-held belief that educating the masses was the only sure way to ensure our liberty was preserved.
Our students at Jefferson Elementary study language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts due in part to his efforts. Thomas Jefferson had faith in the common man. He believed the common man could elect wise and virtuous leaders if, and only if, that common man was educated.
Note: Jefferson Elementary School counselor Bobbie Fields was selected as the 2012 Oklahoma School Counselor Associations Elementary School Counselor of the Year. See story
Kim Rampey earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Oklahoma State and her master’s degree in school administration from Northeastern State University. Rampey began her career at Union in 1988 teaching first grade at Roy Clark Elementary.
She has also taught second and fifth grade and Title I math. During her career at Union, she has been associated with sites at Clark, Jarman, Boevers, Moore, Briarglen and McAuliffe. She served as principal of McAuliffe Elementary School from 2006-2008, until she was named principal of Union’s 13th elementary school, Thomas Jefferson, which opened for students in the fall of 2008.
Amy Smith was named administrative intern for Jefferson Elementary School in the summer of 2013. Smith was previously a teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary and McAuliffe Elementary. She was named Rosa Parks Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010.
She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northeastern State University. She received her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University.