Our JLA students put their thoughts on paper for an anti-bullying essay contest as part of our school’s Peace and Anti-Bullying Campaign. Check out our winners who were mentioned in the OC Register. 

Click here to read the article! 


Mrs. Norvell

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On Wednesday, February 5th our very own Mrs. Jessica Norvell was honored at the Outstanding VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) ceremony. Mrs Norvell is a Recreation Aide and our current PTO President.  Five outstanding VIPS were honored on Wednesday. We are proud to have Mrs. Norvell as a staff member and appreciate all that she does for Jefferson.

Ms. Berry

Ms. Berry attended the Press Telegram's Meet the Writers Night on January 15th.  She enjoyed talking with Rich Archbold, editor; Josh Dulheny, higher education; and Nadra Nittle, Elementary & Secondary Education. Ms. Berry shared about our school's special events such as Jef Poetry Jam and our Robotics team, and presented Ms. Nittle with a Robotics T- shirt from Ms. Moreno.

Family Math Night

We had a terrific attendance by our JLA students and families - thank you to all of them for participating!

Our presenters included Mrs. De Lang (6th grade teacher) and Mr. Ahrens (7/8th grade Algebra ...more


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Jefferson was mentioned in the Long Beach Press-Telegram for collecting 1400 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.  Click here to read the article:


Red Ribbon Week

Jefferson's Rock for Red Ribbon Concert was mentioned in the Orange County Register. Click on the link to read about it. 


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Beach Walk

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Well done, Jaguars! Collectively we raised over $410 dollars in charitable donations for The Children's Clinic's Annual Beach Walk on Saturday, October 26th. Thank you to all who contributed and to all who walked! We are looking forward to next year!

Art Contest


Ruby Palacios  submitted  art work for the 2nd annual SEA SCARE Sea Monster Poster Contest at Cabrillo Aquarium. Out of hundreds of amazing entries her poster received 2nd place in the “Trickster” category (5th-8th grade). Congratulations!
Her poster will be displayed in the Aquarium’s Exhibit Hall from now until December 1st, 2013!

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Dear Jefferson Jaguar Families,

This year all Jefferson students will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing in our two new computer labs. Testing will begin Monday April 7th and run through Friday May 16. 


The testing will consist of four parts.

  1. Testing of general Math knowledge
  2. Testing of general English Language Arts knowledge
  3. In class preparation for a performance assessment
  4. Performance assessment 
  • 6th grade English Language Arts assessment
  • 7th grade Math assessment
  • 8th grade English Language Arts assessment

In addition to SBAC testing our 8th graders will be taking the CST in science during the week of 5/12-5/16 and our 7th graders will be taking the full CST before the end of the year. The 8th grade CST will be sent to the state for processing and score distribution. The 7th grade CST will be kept in district for processing and the results of the tests will be one of the criteria used for high school placement. 


Our Jefferson faculty is extremely confident that our 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be well prepared for their assessments and should do very well. 


Thank you for your support!

SBAC Practice Test

Jefferson News

A Note From the Health Dept. Regarding Whooping Cough
Please see the attached information from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services regarding whooping cough.  Additional information on required immunizations for students is available . Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 4/9/14

State Testing for JLA Students
Dear Jefferson Jaguar Families,   This year all Jefferson students will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing in our two new computer labs. Testing will begin Monday April 7 th and run through Friday May 16.  ... Continue
Posted by: Ms. Pina
Published: 4/4/14

Reminder on Tdap Immunization
Current sixth grade students need to turn in their proof of Tdap immunization to the nurse's office.  This is a state requirement to enter seventh grade.  Students who receive regular medical care may already have had this vaccine. &... Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 3/28/14

Take the College Pledge (Haga la Promesa Universitaria)
The Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach strongly encourage all middle school parents and students to take the pledge that is part of the nationally recognized Long Beach College Promise program. Now... Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 3/19/14

PI Day

2nd Annual PI Day Challenge! Students have to recite as many numbers as they can following 3.14! While teachers race to see who can eat their piece of pie the fastest! Go Jaguars!

Stellar Jaguar


At JLA, we love to recognize those who are doing an exceptional job.  Here we have Ms. Granado and Ms. De Lang passing on our "Stellar Jaguar".  This stuffed jaguar is passed around to colleagues who are always going that extra mile and working hard to make Jefferson a wonderful place to work.  Go Jaguars!

Power Lunch


Thank you to our Parent Involvement Committee for planning our first Power Lunch of the school year.  We had one of our biggest turnouts.  There is nothing like having our JLA families on campus. We absolutely love it!  Go Jaguars!

Staff vs Students


Jefferson's PTO is hosting their 1st Annual Dodgeball Tournament on February 7, 2014.  To kick things off, a Staff vs Students tournament was held.  After battling through FOUR matches, JLA STAFF won!  Go Jaguars! 

JLA Staff Dress Up for Halloween


All work and no play. Not at JLA! Everyone needs to have a little bit of fun sometime. Check out our JLA teachers and staff who go into the Halloween spirit.  

Back to School Night

Thank you to all of our JLA parents who found the time in their busy schedules to attend Back-to-School Night.  It was a great night.  We had entertainment, food, and lots of fun!

Pajama Spirit Day


This year, Target gave away money to schools all over the country for a simple act:  a vote.  JLA staff and students set a goal of 400 votes. If we reached our goal, students AND staff would earn a Pajama Spirit Day.  Well, we did it! Here we are enjoying our first Spirit Day for the 2013-2014 school year. Go Jaguars!

Welcome to JLA 2013-2014

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Welcome Jefferson Jaguars! We had a wonderful first day of school with our returning students and our students who are new to JLA! We look forward to having a great year of learning and fun!


The 2013-2014 New Student Orientation at Jefferson Leadership Academies was a big success. New students and their families had the chance to hear some information about our school, tour the campus, purchase Spirit Wear, meet some of the staff and teachers, and have some fun!


This Week at JLA

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JLA Spirit Wear

See Ms. Ghareeb in Room 102 to purchase your JLA Spirit Wear. All items are available in white, light blue, and dark blue. These items are available throughout the school year.  

Click here for PRICES and STYLES.

Today: 4/17/14
5:30 PM Jef Poetry Jam

Character Education


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