About Our School

  • James A. Jeffries Elementary School was named after the late James A. Jeffries.  Mr. Jeffries was a banker and civic leader in the community and a member of the Board of Education from 1945 to 1960.  During those years he served two terms as president of the board.

    Jeffries has a unique design.  The building consists of several pods of classrooms which are connected to a central core facility by wide hallways.

    The school was designed by the architectural firm of Harold Casey and Associates and built by the Bramer Construction Company.  The building cost approximately $1,500,000 which were a part of a $6,000,000 bond approved by the voters in 1978.

    When the facility opened in the fall of 1980, it had housed two different student bodies. It was known as "Disney-west" for a short time when a problem with fumes at Disney forced that school's temporary closure in January of 1980.  The students at Disney were moved to the Jeffries building for the remainder of the 1979-1980 school year.

    The school board in place at the time of Jeffries dedication consisted of:

    Mrs. Roseann Bentley, President                       Larry Dixon, Vice-president

        William Hart                                                   Jack Cole

    Mrs. Mary Pilant                                              Mrs. Jackie McKinsey

     

    The administrative staff which worked closely with the construction of Jeffries was:

    Dr. J.E. Kuklenski, Superintendent of Schools John Sweeney, Deputy Superintendent

    Dr. Wanda Gray, Director for Elementary Education

    Jim Neely, Director of Building Services

    Bev Herndon, Coordinator, Planning and Construction

     

                      

     

Current/Former Principals

  • Dr. Ken Neale

    Mrs. Susie Farr

    Dr. John Utne

    Mr. David Martin

    Dr. Liz Cooper

    Mr. Tracy Williams

    Mr. Tom Masterson

Feeder Schools

  • Jeffries Elementary feeds into Carver Middle School and then, based on residency, Kickapoo High School or Parkview High School.

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