Thomas Jefferson Elementary School named as U.S. News Best Elementary School
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – Thomas Jefferson Elementary School has been placed among the top 30 percent of elementary schools in the state of Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report.
“I am so proud of what we do here at Thomas Jefferson. It is amazing what a hardworking bunch of passionate students, parents, and staff can do when we all work together. If the last two years have taught us anything it is that schools are vitally and impactfully connected to our communities. I hope that the work we do here at Thomas Jefferson has a positive ripple effect on our entire community and makes everyone proud to be a Jaguar,” said Thomas Jefferson Principal Brent Johnson.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Thomas Jefferson ranks No. 157 out of 1,030 elementary schools in the state of Wisconsin. Performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for high school were all taken into account.
“The Wausau School District congratulates Principal Mr. Brent Johnson, his staff, and most importantly the students and families of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for this recognition. We know the staff are focused on doing what is best for students and they support each other through the collaborative use of best educational practices. We are proud of all of our schools’ efforts and take this moment to celebrate all that is right with public education,” said Wausau Superintendent of Schools Dr. Keith Hilts.