Friday, May 23, 2014

Jefferson Elementary celebrates a century of getting the next generation off to a great start

North Park's Jefferson Elementary School is marking more than a century of educating the next generation of San Diegans with a series of events May 28.

Jefferson School in 1953 The school, located at 3770 Utah St., opened in 1908, 1912 or 1913, depending on the sources, with the site growing to 2.75 acres over the years. It was rebuilt in 1961, expanded over the years and celebrated a makeover earlier this year that included a 21st century entrance.

Events will begin at 4:30 p.m. with an alumni reunion, followed by the centennial celebration at 5:30 p.m. and open house at 6:30 p.m. Today, the school, named for President Thomas Jefferson, is a STEAM magnet and International Baccalaureate World School. View invitation»

Writer Andy Hinds in the Uptown News profiled the school recently. Read more»