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Welcome to West Jefferson School District #253.

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We had an incident where someone in the community stopped at the school in Terreton and asked a high school student if they would come with him. We notified the sheriff's department and they started an investigation. We notified the schools to warn students of our concern of this happening again. The suspected person didn't break the law, but has been told to stay off school property or will be arrested for trespassing.  We want to recommend increased vigilance in how our students approach strangers and as well as people they know. We are very concerned about this and other safety issues. We want to encourage our community to be aware of potential safety issues.


Dwight Richins, Superintendent


Thank you, West Jefferson patrons for your great support. The Supplemental Levy passed with an outstanding 79%.


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Board Work meeting Monday, Jan 5th, 2015 8:00am-10:00am


The Regular Board meeting for January will be on THURSDAY, Jan 15th, Regular Meeting at 6:00pm. Executive session at 5:30pm.


West Jefferson School District office is located in Terreton, Idaho. Terreton is 32 mIles west of Rexburg, 35 miles NW of Idaho Falls. The community has breathtaking mountain views to the north and west, and unlimited recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, ATV riding, and camping. Agriculture is the main economic source to the community, with Alfalfa, Barley, Wheat, and Potatoes being the main crops. You will discover family-oriented communities tucked away from big city life. Terreton is a 2 hr drive to West Yellowstone, 2 hr drive to Jackson Hole, and 1 hr drive to Craters of the Moon. Come and enjoy the best of all worlds!

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District News
Breaking Health News
You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68. Here are facts and information... Read More

Attendance is Essential
Attendance Importance!   Student success is directly tied to attendance, and district funding is also. This means that every absence is both... Read More

Key Information about School Lunch
We request that all families complete a Free and Reduced Lunch application. This program determines funding for many of our supportive service programs.... Read More

Mrs Hanson's 1st and 2nd Grade Class
Dear Mr. Richins, Once again, congratulations to your staff and students at Hamer Elementary for being selected as the most creative entry for our... Read More

West Jefferson School District #253
1256 E. 1500 N., Terreton, ID 83450
PH: (208) 663-4542
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