Jefferson City Public Schools

Learning. Partnerships. Stewardship.

The District

The Jefferson City School District serves an area of 223 square miles in parts of Cole and Callaway Counties. The students are served by eleven elementary schools, two middle schools, a ninth grade center, a high school, the Instructional Resource Center and Nichols Career Center.

The Jefferson City School District has approved status based on the Missouri School Improvement Plan through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 


Elementary Schools
Elementary students (K-5) attend one of eleven elementary schools within the district based on their attendance area. Students are exposed to a broad range of learning experiences.  Instruction is centered around the needs, interests and abilities of the individual child. Daily program schedules call for instruction in language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, fine arts and physical education.

Belair
701 Belair Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 659-3155
School Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Callaway Hills
2715 State Rd. AA
Holts Summit, MO 65043
Phone: 896-5051
School Day: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cedar Hill
1510 Vieth Dr.
Jefferson City, MO  65109
Phone: 659-3160
School Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

East
1229 E. McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3165
School Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thorpe Gordon
1101 Jackson
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3170
School Day:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lawson
1105 Fairgrounds Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 659-3175
School Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Moreau Heights
1410 Hough Park
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3180
School Day: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

North
285 S. Summit Dr.
Holts Summit, MO 65043
Phone: 896-8304
School Day: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pioneer Trail
301 Pioneer Trail Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
632-3400
School Day:  8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

South
707 Linden Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 659-3185
School Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

West
100 Dix Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 659-3195
School Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Middle Schools
Grades six, seven and eight attend the two Jefferson City School District middle schools.  These schools are designed to help students make the transition from self-contained classrooms in the elementary schools to the choices they will be making in high school.

Students in each grade level are divided into teams. Each team works with four teachers in the core subjects of math, science, social studies and language arts. In addition, these teachers' classrooms are all located next to each other, as well as the lockers for the students on each team. Students have exploratory blocks, which contain classes such as technology, foreign language, physical education, art and music. Middle school students also have the opportunity to participate in orchestra, band, choir, sports, extracurricular activities, school clubs and organizations.

Both schools are identical in physical design. The buildings are divided into wings- one for each grade level. Other parts of the schools, such as the gymnasiums, cafeterias, art and music rooms are used by all students, but by only one grade level at a time.

Lewis and Clark
325 Lewis and Clark Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3200
School Day: 8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson
1201 Fairgrounds Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 659-3250
School Day: 8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Students living in the Callaway Hills, Cedar Hill, East, Moreau Heights and North attendance areas, as well as the portion of the Thorpe Gordon attendance area south of Stadium Drive attend Lewis and Clark Middle School. Students living in the Belair, Lawson, South, Pioneer Trail and West attendance areas, as well as the portion of the Thorpe Gordon attendance area north of Stadium Drive attend Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

 

High Schools
Students begin their high school careers at the Simonsen 9th Grade Center. In addition to classes in English, social studies, math and science, students may choose from a variety of electives and advanced courses. Jefferson City High School serves students in grades 10-12 and offers students a choice of over 250 courses, including advanced placement classes and courses qualifying for college credit.

Jefferson City High School
609 Union
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3050
School Day: 7:50 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Simonsen 9th Grade Center
501 E. Miller St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3125
School Day: 7:50 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Jefferson City Academic Center
The Jefferson City Academic Center (JCAC) offers a setting for students who do not perform as well in the traditional high school format.  The school offers a smaller student-to-teacher ratio and flexible scheduling opportunities while continuing to hold students to the same high standards as Jefferson City High School.  Students must apply for admittance to the school and undergo an interviewing process prior to being accepted.

Jefferson City Academic Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Miller Center.  Call (573) 659-2510 for more information.

 

The Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center

The Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center opened its doors in the fall of 2005.  The Miller Center houses a beautiful glass and steel atrium, the Frank and Billie Railton Art Gallery, and a state-of-the-art performance theater. 

The $4.5 million Miller Center was funded exclusively through private donations.  The Miller Center is used for educational, community and professional arts programs.

The Etta & Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center
501 East Miller Street
(573) 632-3444

 

Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation solicits and manages investments and distributes funds to support the excellence of public education in the School District of Jefferson City, Missouri, by providing exceptional educational opportunities for students, teachers and administrators.  The Foundation, while created to benefit the Jefferson City Public Schools, is a separate entity with their own governing board.  The Foundation is located on the second floor of the Miller Center.  To learn more about the Foundation, call (573) 659-3549.


Special Services The Jefferson City Public Schools offer many special services for those in need of additional assistance. For specific information about the following programs, please contact the Office of Special Services, 659-3016.

Behavioral Disorders
Counseling
Hard of Hearing
Homebound Instruction
Learning Disabilities
Mentally Handicapped
Outside Contracts
Physical Therapy/
Occupational Therapy
Remedial Reading
Remedial Speech and Language
Visually Impaired

 

Early Childhood Programs

Southwest Early Childhood Center
812 St. Mary's Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 659-3026

 

Parents as Teachers

The Parents as Teachers program is designed to help parents be more effective teachers of their children during the preschool years. The program is available to all parents of children from prenatal to kindergarten entry. There is no cost to the participants. Program offerings include home visits, parent meetings, developmental screenings and a resource network. Those interested in enrolling in this program should contact the Early Childhood Office at 659-3026.


JCPS Preschool (At Southwest Early Childhood Center)

Preschool classes for children ages three, four and five years are available. Children must be three years of age before August 1 in order to attend.  For information about the preschool, contact the Early Childhood Office at 659-3026.

 

Exploration, Enrichment and Research

A team of specially trained instructors work with these students to challenge, motivate and encourage them. For information call 659-3026.

The Exploration, Enrichment and Research (EER) program is offered to gifted students in grades 3-8. The program has a multi-disciplinary curriculum stressing high levels of thinking. Problem-solving and discussion skills are also developed.

Elementary students (3-5) qualifying for the EER program attend classes in the Dix Road Educational Center one day each week. Students qualifying in grades 6-8 attend EER classes one hour each day in the middle school buildings.

 

Early Childhood Special Education (At Southwest Early Childhood Center)

Program services are available for 3- and 4-year-old handicapped children.  Identified children must meet the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines as being eligible for specials services. Children may be served in a self-contained classroom or on a home-resource basis.  Call 659-3026.

 

Career & Technical Education

Nichols Career Center
609 Union
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 659-3100

Nichols Career Center is an area career and technical school committed to serving the needs of secondary students in the mid-Missouri area. Instructional programs strive to provide the opportunity to develop salable skills, attitude and knowledge which enable the student to obtain a job, continue his/her career and technical education and/or advance in a chosen career. The school responds to the identified needs of the community by providing quality educational programs that are accessible to those who can benefit from them.

Career and technical education is an integral part of the total educational program. Knowing that a comprehensive education is necessary in today’s changing world and recognizing that career and technical education has both cultural and utilitarian value, career and technical programs are designed to supplement the general education program and build on the foundation that is provided.

The educational programs and services include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • providing quality programs and services to meet the needs of secondary students as well as the demands of business and industry;
  • providing programs, services and activities which assure equal access by females and males;
  • integrating the academic basics into the curriculum;
  • providing a competency-based curriculum;
  • providing programs and services for disadvantaged and disabled students;
  • providing community education classes; and
  • providing services, including individual counseling, career planning, pre-employment skills, job placement, and testing.

 

Community & Adult Education Opportunities

Adult Education and Literacy (GED)
Adult Education and Literacy is for men and women over the age of 16 who are no longer are enrolled in school and need to improve their reading, writing and math skills in order to obtain their General Education Development (GED) certificate or to learn English as a second language. Workplace literacy classes can be arranged upon request.  These classes are free.

Adult Education and Literacy classes are planned for adults to meet the needs and schedules of men and women who work and have families.
Students may attend any of the class times scheduled at the Learning Center. Instruction is individualized. Students work at their own level and pace in these classes. The Learning Center has the latest in computerized education.

For more information, call 659-3122 or visit the Adult Learning Center at 204 East Dunklin Street.

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